Kids Frugal Fun: Homemade Easter Basket


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

Homemade Easter Basket

Materials:
Cardboard box
Construction paper
Paint
Decor of your choice (depends on theme of your basket)
Markers
Glue or Mod Podge
Googly eyes

Directions:
1. Cut the lid of your box off.

2. Paint the box in the color you desire. You can also cover it in construction paper if you don’t have paint (this would work better at covering any letters on the box).

3. Next we added the red lines of Thomas because I knew the face would be pasted over them.

4. Create the “face” of your Easter basket. My son chose Thomas so I cut and drew it, and he was able to color it and add the googly eyes.

5. Add the remaining features or characteristics of your character. We made wheels and the number 1 for Thomas and added those.

6. Create a handle. I originally had Will paint the lid of the box but the color red was off so we decided to just fold a piece of card-stock several times and this made it pretty stable. I suggest using cardboard for best results, we just ruined ours by painting it the wrong red.
7. Fill with grass and eggs or gifts/candy.
Some ideas to fill the basket:

Educational Activities:

  • Math: Discuss the shapes used in this craft (rectangle box, circle wheels and face, etc. You can put math shapes inside of plastic Easter eggs and have your child open them and identify the shapes found.
  • Language Arts: Create your Easter Basket based on your child’s favorite book character. Talk about how the character is described in the book to help bring him or her to life for your child.
  • Science: Grow your own Easter grass by getting some grass seed and putting it in a recycled yogurt or butter container. Discuss with your child the needs of the grass (sun, water) and how all plants need these things to survive.

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Paper Deal Round-up 5/29-6/4


Each week Mom On Dealz bring you the best deals she see for bathroom tissue and paper towels at national and local stores. Looks like prices are pretty similar across the board so I would shop according to how many +UP, ECB’s, or Register Rewards you have this week.
CVS:
Scott Extra Soft and Strong or Quilted Northern Bath Tissue 12 pk $6.99
Limit 4
-$1 Scott coupon from SS 5/22
Final=$5.99
Sparkle Paper Towels 8 pk $4.99
CVS Paper Towels (single) or Bath Tissue 4 pk $1.99
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>Paper Deal Round-up 4/23

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Thanks to Mom On Dealz for this great round-up of all the great paper deals for next weeks ads!!

Each week Mom On Dealz  bring you the best deals on bath tissue, facial tissue, and paper towels from national and local stores. This week Rite Aid has the best price for paper towels and if you need bath tissue you should hit Walgreens!

CVS:
Basic Bounty Paper Towels 8pk $5.99
-$1 coupon from PG Everyday SavingsBooklet
Final=$4.99
Limit 3

Charmin Big Rolls 16pk $9.99
-$1 coupon from PG Brand Sampler
-$1 coupon from PG Insert in Ebony's March Magazine
-$1 coupon from PG Everyday Savings Booklet
-$0.25 coupon from PG 4/3
Limit 3
Final=$8.99

CVS/Pharmacy or Earth Essentials Bath Tissue 12 pk $4.99

Kleenex Facial Tissue $0.88
Limit 6

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