How to make Cinnamon Applesauce Ornaments


When I was a kid, a friend of mine gave me a cinnamon heart, and I remember keeping it as one of my special treasures for quite some time. I think I kept it in one of my dresser drawers, and I remember that it smelled good for ages. I’d kind of forgotten about that […]

Homemade Finger Paint

homemade finger paint

This post is part of our 2012 series of easy, frugal, green crafts for kids. So far, we’ve made fancy paper snowflakes, glitter playdough, and art with lentils, peas and other such dried foods. This was actually supposed to be our May craft. But I am really terribly not good at getting around to crafty […]

Homemade Glitter Play Dough (It’s the monthly craft time!)


Homemade play-dough is a staple in many homes, I know. So, it may shock you to learn that I have never made it for my kids. Seriously. In fact, for many years, we didn’t even have any play-dough in our house because I figured the mess would probably make me crazy. But Sonia and Zoe […]

A new monthly feature: Easy, Frugal Crafts for Kids


Want to know something? I’m not particularly fabulous at making time to do crafts with my kids. This would be fine if they were the sort of kids who don’t like doing crafts. Unfortunately, that’s not the case…Sonia especially is always wanting me to do crafts with her. Now, I’m not great at doing crafts […]