DIY Sand and Rock Box

Filed under: Kids — Savvy Housekeeper at 8:15 am on Wednesday, April 22, 2015

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This DIY Sand and Rock Box is a great idea. Sandboxes squick me out (cats) and we don’t have room for one, anyway. Maybe I should just make one in a big plastic box.

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Great outdoor play potential here.

Savvy Jr’s Easter Basket

Filed under: Kids — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:47 am on Monday, April 6, 2015

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Personal Creation’s sent Savvy Jr an Easter basket this year. We tried out the All-In-One Boys Easter Basket, which comes with:

Stuffed bunny
A chocolate bunny in box
Jelly beans
Small chocolate eggs
Mini chocolate bunnies
4 pack of Peeps
Sugared bunnies
And a personalized basket.

While these are all things you can buy yourself in the store, it was convenient to have it all sent to me and ready to go.

I was also pleased with the amount of candy the basket came with. There was so much, I didn’t put it all in the basket, but held some back to put in plastic eggs for his Easter egg hunt.

It was the major thing Savvy Jr–whose real name is Gideon–got this year, and he loved it.

Rocket Ship Canopy

Filed under: Kids — Savvy Housekeeper at 8:56 am on Wednesday, April 1, 2015

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How fun, a Rocket Ship Canopy. $189.

Easter Egg Lunch

Filed under: Kids — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:24 am on Wednesday, March 25, 2015

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I love this idea. Make an Easter Egg Lunch by putting plastic eggs in an egg carton and filling them with snacks. It couldn’t be simpler.

My son would love this.

Easy Jelly Bean Bracelets

Filed under: Kids — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:06 am on Thursday, March 19, 2015

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Love this idea: Easy Jelly Bean Bracelets. It takes an elastic “stretch cord,” needle, and jelly beans. I want one.

Free Pattern: Crochet This Alphabet Baby Blanket

Filed under: Kids — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:57 am on Friday, January 30, 2015

I love this free pattern to crochet an Alphabet Baby Blanket. Great gift potential here.

Entertain A Toddler For Hours With A Frugal Sticker Book

Filed under: Kids — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:45 am on Thursday, January 15, 2015

I took a quick picture of this sticker book my mom gave my son before it became a little too well-loved, let us say. On the left is a sheet of stickers. On the right is notebook paper that has already been decorated by my son.

This is one of the cleverest gifts my son received this Christmas, and it cost under $5 to make. It’s a sticker book: a binder filled with blank pages, along with lots of stickers to put on the pages.

My son, who is 2, loves this gift. He has spent long periods of time taking stickers and putting them on the pages, and then coloring all around his design. It’s great for creative development and a nice way to occupy him when I’m busy. Plus you can keep adding to the sticker as you go along by replacing stickers and pages as needed.

All my mom did was get a white binder (she had one lying around–you can also frequently get them at thrift stores, unused, for under a buck) and fill it with white printer paper. Then she bought some stickers from the Dollar Store and stuck them in the envelopes on the front of the binder.

So if you’re in need of a new activity–or a fun, creative gift–give a DIY sticker book a try.

Great Rainy Day Kid’s Activity: DIY Laser Maze

Filed under: Kids — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:53 am on Thursday, January 8, 2015

Here’s a great winter activity for bored little ones: DIY Laser Maze. All it takes is a hallway, red crepe paper. and some tape. Pretty great.

Make A Hobby Horse Out Of A Sock

Filed under: Kids — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:36 am on Monday, December 22, 2014

Here’s a good tutorial on How To Make A Hobby Horse Out Of A Sock. It looks pretty easy! These suckers can be expensive too.

Build A Toy Workbench For A Lucky Kid This Christmas

Filed under: Kids — Savvy Housekeeper at 9:43 am on Tuesday, December 16, 2014

In my quest to Make My Son A Play Kitchen, I came upon another great gift idea: make your kid a toy workbench out of recycled furniture.

Here’s one out of a $3 nightstand.

And this one from a $12 DIY bookshelf kit.

And finally, this one from some kind of TV console.

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