Money Gift in a Paper Frame

By Noreen Doll. Frame your favorite president’s face to make a clever money gift in a paper frame. I presented this gift with a tag that said, “I thought you might like to have a photo of Ulysses S. Grant.” Of course, you would use the name of whatever president was on the money. The […]

Frugal Gifts for Kids

You can make lots of frugal gifts for kids because it is so easy to find ideas for presents they like. You can make toys, games, clothes, and even books for them. Kids love to dress up, or pretend to be someone else. A great gift is a box full of dress-up items such as […]

Little Boys Toy Weapons

Make little boys toy weapons that are fun to play with and won’t hurt too much if the kids are accidentally hit. No matter how hard you try, you can’t keep little boys from using guns and swords. If they don’t have toy ones, they use sticks or other items and pretend they’re guns and […]

Puppet Theater

With a puppet theater kids can do a lot of creative things. They can make puppets to use in the theater, write stories or plays for the puppets, and manipulate the puppets for an audience. Puppets can be made out of almost any kind of material, and your child can spend many happy hours making […]

Kids Play Kitchen

Kids will love receiving this creative kids play kitchen. Buy a couple of baking and dishes sets, and some kids play utensils at the dollar store to use with the kitchen. I’ve also seen some nice ones at the $1 spot in Target. Many of the felt foods could be made with craft foam if […]

Playhouses for Kids

Kids love to crawl into and hide in dark places. Use playhouses for kids ideas to create a special place for your child. Make an elaborate cardboard or styrofoam house or castle, or just throw a sheet over a card table to make a cave. Whatever you make, a young child will enjoy playing in […]

Dress Up Clothes Box

A dress up clothes box is a great idea for stimulating a child’s imagination. Fill the box with finery: frothy, lacy dresses, hats, gloves, shoes, neckties and furs or boas. Don’t forget to add jewelry with lots of glitter. An old suitcase redecorated is a great storage place for a dress up clothes box. Here […]

Kids Art Sets

Kids art sets give youngsters the opportunity to let their imaginations work. Using paints, crayons, chalk and colored pencils allows kids to try out all kinds of art ideas. Some of these kids art sets would be perfect for travel, or to use when visiting people who have nothing to occupy kids. Buy fat crayons […]

Travel Tic Tac Toe

by Noreen Doll. Travel Tic Tac Toe games can be made out of almost anything. This one uses light weight craft foam which is easy to use and light to carry. This is a great game for kids to make for their siblings and friends. They are so quick to make that several games can […]

Toddler Games – Dominoes

by Noreen Doll. Toddler games of dominoes are quick and easy to make and fun for toddlers to play. Because they are made from craft foam, they are durable and light weight, and would make a great travel game. Preschoolers can make their own dominoes game, or can make gifts for their friends and siblings. […]

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