Turkey Hand/Foot-print Keepsake Plate

thanksgiving plate square

 Last year I celebrated my first Thanksgiving as a mother of two; I had a whole lot to be thankful for but not much extra time!  I made this sweet plate after Thanksgiving-- too late to put it out for decoration, but I'm so glad I took a little time to make it so I […]

“X” is for X-Ray Art


I've gotten behind on posting our Alphabet Crafts but I'm so close to the end that I decided I need to power through!  Also this project is a bit on the spooky side so perfect for Halloween season as well! When learning about letter "X" we looked at some pictures of x-rays and talked about our […]

Forest Creature Creations with PomTree Kids


Disclosure:  I have been compensated for this post.  However, all opinions expressed are my own. Yesterday I showed you some of the fun things we have been doing this week as we learn about the forest, and today I'm going to show you the super-fun forest creature creations we have made using a PomTree Kids […]

Fun Times Learning about the FOREST!

Learning About The Forest

We are on letter "F" for our PALS School and this week we are learning about the FOREST! I'm an outdoorsy girl so I was pumped about teaching the boys about the forest!  Of course we had to take a forest field trip, so we went to a nearby nature park.  We *might* have gotten […]

Multigrain Sandwich Bread

multigrain sandwich bread

I love to make bread because I find fresh baked bread irresistible, I love the way it makes the house smell, I love having the leftovers for sandwiches (PB&J is my guilty pleasure) and also it totally makes me feel like a domestic diva!  Several years ago I set out on a mission to learn […]

Ghostly Greeting Cards

ghost card

This is one of my favorite Halloween projects ever so I wanted to share it again for Throwback Thursday!  I love making greeting cards out of scrap paper.  This is a cute idea I came up with to make a Halloween card and get little ones involved. (If your kids' feet are bigger you might […]

Twisted Rosette Bib Set

twisted roses bib set4

As a mother of 2 boys, I love to get carried away making adorable girly gifts and I had a lot of fun making these cute girly things for a friend of mine who is expecting a baby girl!  I think a new mom can't have enough burp rags and bibs (maybe girls are different, but […]

Fun Times Learning About DINOSAURS!

Fun Times Learning About Dinosaurs

Recently at our PALS school  we got to learn about Dinosaurs!  We had a blast all week long doing all kinds of dinosaur games, art projects, and activities! We started out coloring these "D is for Dinosaur" pages while I talked to the boys about Dinosaurs.  Then the boys painted some dinosaur appliques I had made. […]

“Little Helper” Kitchen Apron and Stool

Little Helper Kitchen Apron and Stool

 My 3-year-old son loves helping in the kitchen, and I love having him help!  It's a great way for him to learn to serve others and have responsibilities, and teaches him about textures, smells, measuring, and lots of great fine-motor skills! Yesterday I showed you how I made him this super easy DIY apron from […]

DIY {no sew} Apron from T-shirt!


 A while back I posted this: And ever since then I have been trying to come up with fun things to make out of our old t-shirts.  Recently I turned one of my old t-shirts into an apron for my son and it turned out even better than I had imagined! You will need: T-shirt […]

“W” is for Water


For letter "W" I want to share one of our favorite summer-time activities, our DIY water table! This summer our water table has been enjoyed by both boys! Check out these other great alphabet crafts and also sign up for updates on the latest alphabet projects by following Cheap Crafty Mama via RSS, Facebook, Email, or Twitter!  

“V” is for “Very Hungry…”

V is for Very Hungry...

For letter "V" we had fun with one of our very favorite books, "The Very Hungry Caterpillar," by Eric Carle. First we read the book and then had each boy re-tell the story on the felt-board using the "Felt Board Characters" that I printed from DLTK Kids While we were taking turns with the felt-board […]

Fall Wreath

Fall Wreath- Cheap Crafty Mama

 With 2 wild little monkeys (oops, I meant boys) needing my constant attention I don't have too much time to be crafty these days, but every once in a while I can fit something in... here's how I got to make a new fall wreath: I worked on the wreath on the porch while they played […]

Top 10 Pumpkin Recipes to Try


One of my readers commented on my Pumpkin-oatmeal-cranberry Muffins that she would like to see more pumpkin recipes (thanks for the comment!!).  Ooh I want more pumpkin recipes too!  I don't have time to cook all of these myself but I wanted to share my "Top 10 Pumpkin Recipes to Try" with you. Click on the […]

“U” is for Underwear!


It just so happened that at the time we were learning about letter "U" we were also potty-training so I could not think of any "U" projects that didn't involve underwear!  Well these painted undies turned out to be a huge hit for my boy and they are still his favorite pair! Materials: underwear fabric […]

Create and Share– Halloween Crafts

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Howdy friends!  I'm back along with Ami from Ali Lily and Kara from Happy Go Lucky for our 3rd Create & Share weekly link party and round up! Be sure to check out our first two parties and link up your creations to share: Each week we share some fabulous projects we've found based on a specific topic and then […]

Sausage Bake {yummy and easy}

yummy sausage bake

In my books this is a perfect dinner for busy Mamas to make.  It is incredibly easy, healthy, and delicious!  That is why it has become a staple in our house lately. I love to toss the ingredients together while my boys are napping.  Then it is a cinch to pop it in the oven […]

PALS– {Play and Learn School}– Our Home-school Preschool and Preschool Co-op

Play And Learn School

 I'm very excited to be starting our "Home-school Preschool" with my 3-year-old son!  I have had several people asking me about it so I thought I would show you what we are up to! I have to say that I always thought I would send my kids to a traditional preschool (and I'm not saying […]

Homeschooling Printables, Lesson Plans, Activities, and More– Create and Share!!


Welcome back to another Create & Share party with your hosts AliLily, Cheap Crafty Mama and Happy Go Lucky! This week we bring you, Homeschooling Printables and MORE!! 1. Fun Counting Activity 2. Homeschool Printables 3. Counting Wheel Activity 4. Homeschool Activities 5. Felt Flower Counting Activity 6. LOTS of Homeschool Printables 7. Homeschool Field […]

“T” is for Tiger {and Turtle}

T is for Tiger and Turtle

For letter "T" I decided it would be fun for us to try out this fun "Jumbo Fuzzies Animals" kit given to me by Craftprojectideas.com.  I used hot glue to assemble the animals (waiting for glue to dry is not a strong-point for 2 -year-olds) so I did a lot of the assembly but my […]