1. Frugal Toy Story Army Guy Costume

    The boys got to dress up last night for our church's annual fall festival, and they had a great time!  We usually try to do a more labor-intensive costume every…

    Read More

  2. Frugal Building Activity: Cup Stacking

    When we went to the science museum last weekend, they had one room devoted to building activities for older kids.  Their activities were simple and yet genius - I was…

    Read More

  3. Our Own Toy Story...

    It was a quiet afternoon.  The toys had settled in for a little art time... Things were going well until Woody got a glimpse of his portrait.  "Why did you…

    Read More

  4. Army Guy Battlefield Craft

    Today, Aidan had one of his good friends over to our house.  This worked out well, because Aidan has a bunch of new silly bands (we just got in on…

    Read More

  5. Making a Story with Digital Photos

    One thing that my boys enjoy doing (and that we really should do more often) is using their toys to make a story.  We pose the toys and take pictures…

    Read More

  6. Easy-to-Make Accessories for Cowboys and Indians

    Our family really loves  Schleich figures.  Schleich is a German company that makes realistic plastic animals and people.  They are a little on the expensive side, but we have found…

    Read More

  7. Homemade Silly Putty

    We got this recipe for homemade silly putty from Kids Activities Blog.  What a great idea!  This stuff is stretchy, squishy fun that leaves no residue behind. Here's how to…

    Read More

  8. Marshmallow Catapult

    This weekend, we did a fun project from the May 2010 issue of Family Fun magazine - a marshmallow catapult! Actually, we didn't have any marshmallows, so we have been…

    Read More

  9. Game with LEGO Bricks: Timed Building

    I don't know what your kids are like, but mine sometimes struggle with getting out bunches of toys and then not doing anything with them except acting wild.  I have…

    Read More

  10. Disappearing Coin Magic Trick

    For this trick, you need 2 sheets of paper, a bandanna or another cloth of similar size, scissors, glue, a pencil, a drinking glass, and a penny. Start by tracing…

    Read More