Kids Frugal Fun-Scrabble Crafts

Each week Momondealz  brings us a kids craft that is fun, educational, and frugal. Easter is quickly approaching so the next couple of weeks will be Easter Crafts. If you’ve missed any previous crafts, check out Momondealz’s Kids Frugal Fun page. If you enjoy these crafts, please be sure to share them on Pinterest

Scrabble Crafts:

#1.  Scrabble Coasters

Materials Needed:

 

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Kids Frugal Fun: Egg Carton Butterflies


Each week Momondealz  brings us a kids craft that is fun, educational, and frugal. Easter is quickly approaching so the next couple of weeks will be Easter Crafts. If you’ve missed any previous crafts, check out Momondealz’s Kids Frugal Fun page. If you enjoy these crafts, please be sure to share them on Pinterest

Egg Carton Butterflies:

Materials:
Egg Carton
Markers
Cardstock
Glue
Pipe Cleaner

Directions:
1. Clean and dry the egg carton.
2. Cut the bottom in half leaving you with your desired number of “humps”.
3. Trace your child’s hands on cardstock (2x each hand for a total of 4 hands).

4. Have your child color the egg humps and the hands in various colors.

5. Glue the hands to the carton to create a butterfly.
6. Draw a face on the butterfly and add the pipe cleaner to create the antennae.
We also created the traditional Egg Carton Catepillar so that we could discuss the life cycle of a butterfly.

This activity lends itself to a lot of science lessons (life cycles, habitat discussions, physical characteristics). Also some highly recommended books about butterflies are:
From Caterpillar to Butterfly Big Book (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1)
My, Oh My–A Butterfly!: All About Butterflies (Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library)
Where Butterflies Grow (Picture Puffins)
Some other uses for egg cartons are:

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Kids Frugal Fun- Nature Art

Each week Mom On Dealz brings us a craft that is fun, educational, and frugal.

Each week Mom On Dealz bring us a kids craft that is fun, educational, and frugal.

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The first day of Spring was 3/20 so I thought it was a perfect excuse to go on a nature walk with my son.  While walking we searched for “treasures” that we could use to create pictures. 

Nature Art

Materials:
Cardstock
Mod Podge
Sticks, Rocks, Flowers, Grass, other Nature Items

Directions:
1. Take a walk with your child and look for items in nature that could be used to create art. Help your child identify certain things and which are appropriate to take as a “treasure”.


2.  Cover a sheet of card-stock with Mod Podge (or glue).


3.  Allow your child to create words or pictures by laying the “treasures” on the glue.  Be sure to have your child ID characteristics of the items while you work (color, shape, size, texture).

Educational Activities:

  • Language Arts-1.  Have your child spell words or names with the nature items.  2.  Create a nature book with your child.  Put one item on each sheet of paper and label the item and have your child write the name of each item.
  • Science-This craft lends itself to just about every single Standard of Learning there is for Kindergarten students.  1. Have your child describe items both verbally and pictorially by telling you about them and then drawing pictures in a journal when you get back home. Be sure to have them ID colors, shapes, and sizes of the items.  2.  ID the changes in the environment that are happening due to the season change.  3.  Play around with larger items by creating shadows with them.
  • Math-When you get home you can have your child measure each object or line all the objects up and measure the complete line.  You can group objects by size and count how many are in each size group.

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Kids Frugal Fun- Egyptian Car-Touche


Each week Mom On Dealz brings us a craft that is fun, educational, and frugal! November 4th is King Tut Day to celebrate the date of the discovery of King Tutankhamen Tomb. A car-touche is a basically a name plate for royalty in Ancient Egypt.

If you have missed past kids frugal fun crafts, check them out here! Also, don’t forget to read the entire post to see educational activities at the bottom!

Egyptian Car-touche

Materials:
Construction Paper
1 Piece of Cardboard
Glue
Scissors
Magazine
Directions:
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Kids Frugal Fun- Candy Corn Person

October 30th is National Candy Corn Day and who doesn’t love that stuff?!? I know I sure love the it!

Every week Momondealz brings you a fun, educational, and frugal kids craft! This week’s is centered around cutting and pasting which is a huge skill for pre-K and Kindergarten children.

Candy Corn Person:

Materials:
White, yellow, and orange construction paper
glue
crayons or markers

Directions:
1. Draw and cut a candy corn shape from the white paper.
2. Cut up the yellow and orange sheets into little pieces for your child to glue onto the candy corn shape, leaving one space white.

3. Cut (4) 6X1 inch strips from the black paper for your arms and legs. Fold them to make them even more cute.
4. Add eyes and a smiley face to finish off your “person”.
5. Use the white space to write your child’s name, a Fall message, a Bible Verse, etc.

For the educational activities that coincide with this craft, visit Momondealz!

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Harris Teeter Ad Match-up 10/26-11/1

Here are a few highlights for this weeks Harris Teeter ad. Check out Stretching Your Budget & Mom On Dealz to get the full list of match-ups.

***Special Note for Harris Teeter***
Harris Teeter accepts manufacturer coupons and Internet printable coupons. Harris Teeter doubles coupons up to .99.

Looking for certain coupons? Just don’t have the time to cut coupons? Then you need to check out Coupon Dede! Purchase just the coupons your want, pre-cut and in your hands in just a few days! For whole inserts check out The Q Hunter!

Your Home Fabric Sheets $.99

Your Home Bleach $.99

Prego Pasta Sauce $1.19
-$.50/2 Prego Italian Sauce, 9/11 SS or 10/16 SS = $.69 each
-$75/3 Prego Sauce, 9/11 SS (regional) or 10/16 SS (regional) = $.69 each
-$.75/2 Prego Sauce, 9/11 SS (regional) or 10/16 SS (regional) = $.44 each

Ball Park Franks $1.99
-$1.00/2 Ball Park Product, 10/16 RP = $1.49 each
-$.75/1 Ball Park Deli Style Beef Franks, 10/16 RP (regional) = $.49 each
-$.75/2 Ball Park Product, 10/16 RP = $1.24 each

Krunchers Chips $1.84
-$1.00/2 Krunchers! Kettle Cooked Potato Chips, 9/11 SS = $1.34 each
-$.75/1 Krunchers! Kettle Cooked Potato Chips, 9/11 SS = $.34 each

Aunt Jamima Pancakes or French Toast $1.49
-$1.00/1 Aunt Jemima Frozen Breafast, printable (Facebook)
Final: $.49

Martha White Muffin Mix $.49

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Ask An Accountant- Deducting Food Cost For a Cooking Blog

Although tax season is over, tax questions arise year round. Momondealz is married to an experienced accountant and will be answering questions sent to him at cjwtaxpro@gmail.com with the subject line “Ask an Accountant”. See previous questions and answers HERE
Question:
I own a cooking blog and blog about recipes and my family meals. Can I deduct the cost of the ingredients needed for the food shown on my site? [Read more...]

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Harris Teeter Ad Match-up 10/19-10/25

Here are a few highlights for this weeks Harris Teeter ad. Check out Stretching Your Budget & Mom On Dealz to get the full list of match-ups.

***Special Note for Harris Teeter***
Harris Teeter accepts manufacturer coupons and Internet printable coupons. Harris Teeter doubles coupons up to .99.

Looking for certain coupons? Just don’t have the time to cut coupons? Then you need to check out Coupon Dede! Purchase just the coupons your want, pre-cut and in your hands in just a few days! For whole inserts check out The Q Hunter!

Buy 2, Get 3 Free:
Chicken Of the Sea Chunk White Tuna, 5 oz. $1.89 each
Final: $3.96 wyb 5 (makes them $.79 each)
Del Monte Corn or Green Beans, 11-15.25 oz. $1.39 each
Final: $2.78 wyb 5 (makes them $.55 each)

Other:
Gogurt or Trix Yogurt 2/$4
-$.75/2 Yoplait Go-GURT, Kids Cup, Trix Multipack or Splitz, 9/11 GM, 10/2 GM or printable
-$.50/1 Yoplait Yogurt Kids Cup, printable
-$.75/2 Yoplait Go-GURT, Kids Cup, Trix Multipack or Splitz, e-VIC coupon
Final: as low as $1.75 for 2 and use (2) $.50/1 coupons and (1) $.75/2 e-VIC coupon (makes them $.87 each)

Chef Boyardee Ravioli, 15 oz. 5/$5
-$.50/2 Chef Boyardee Product, September All You magazine
Final: $1.00 wyb 2 (makes them $.50 each)

Ricola Dual Action Cough Drops 2/$4
-$1.50/1 Ricola Cough or Throat Drops, 9/11 SS
-Free Ricola Bag wyb Ricola Dual Action Bag, 10/2 SS
Final: as low as $.50 wyb 2 and use both coupons

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Kids Frugal Fun- Frankenstein Bag


Every week Momondealz brings us a kids craft that is educational and frugal! To see all of her past crafts, visit here.
Materials:
Paper Shopping Bag
Various Colors of Construction Paper
Glue
Markers
Directions: [Read more...]

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Paper Deal Round-up 10/16-10/22

Each week Mom On Dealz brings us the tops sales on bath tissue and paper towels! Looks like Amazon has the best online price and Walgreens has the best in store prices. The Cottonelle deal I told you about last week should still be a good deal also!

Amazon:
Cottonelle Ultra Toilet Paper Double Roll, White 176, 12 Pack (Pack of 4)$30.60-save 57%!

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ASk An Accountant – Deduct Attorney Fees

Although tax season is over, tax questions arise year round. Momondealz is married to an experienced accountant and will be answering questions sent to him at cjwtaxpro@gmail.com with the subject line “Ask an Accountant”. See previous questions and answers HERE

Question:

I am a blogger who has recently set my site up to be a “business”. This required seeking advice from lawyers and an accountant. Can I deduct the fees I was charged for this advice?

Answer:

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Kids Frugal Fun- Egg Carton Pumpkins


Each week Mom On Dealz brings us a craft that is fun, educational, and frugal. This Friday is World Egg Day and since I love using recycled materials in crafts, I thought “Why not do some crafts with egg cartons?” Be sure to read to the bottom where there are egg related educational activities you can do with your child based on the standards of learning. If you have missed previous crafts, check them out here.

Egg Carton Pumpkins
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Kids Frugal Fun- Columbus Day Ship

Each week Mom On Dealz brings us a craft that is fun, educational, and frugal.

Next week is Columbus Day so Mom On Dealz decided to make a ship with things they found around the house. For past crafts, visit here.

Columbus Day Ship

Materials:

1 Sponge
1 Straw
Construction Paper
Marker/Scissors

Directions:

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Ask An Accountant- Who Gets An Audit?


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Although tax season is over, tax questions arise year round. My husband is an experienced accountant and will be answering questions sent to me at cjwtaxpro@gmail.com with the subject line “Ask an Accountant”. See previous questions and answers HERE
Question:
My sister and law, brother in law and my husband all recently got letters from the IRS asking for all of this documentation from previous tax years. For my sister in law they are requesting information for 3 years, for my brother in law 2 years and for my family one year. We all get your taxes done by the same person. They are asking for copies of children’s birth certificates, marriage licenses, etc. How and why does the IRS determine to audit individuals?
Answer:
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Paper Deal Round-up 10/9-10/15


Each week Mom On Dealz brings us the deals on bath tissue and paper towels at National and Local stores. Amazon has an awesome price on Cottonelle and Walgreen’s has a stock up price for Cottonelle as well!
Amazon:
Kleenex Cottonelle Aloe & E Double Toilet Paper, 260-Sheet Double Rolls, 12-Count Packs (Pack of 4)$28.68! Awesome price at $0.60 a roll, only 51 cents a roll for subscribe and save option)
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