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Kids Christmas Craft – Candle Holder

Making candle holders with my kids is one of my favorite holiday projects. You just need a few items and can change up the look of the candle holder depending on the color of tissue paper you use. In the past we have made a St. Patrick’s Day Votive and an Inexpensive Valentine Gift. This…
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Kid Made Gift Wrap

Do you use wrapping paper or gift bags for presents? In our home we use more wrapping paper for the kids and more gift bags for the adults. I remember the excitement of tearing open a package on Christmas morning and it just doesn’t seem as exciting to pull something out of a gift bag….
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Christmas Party Favors: DIY Snow Dough

I have been trying to figure out what to make for my sons Christmas party at school. I wanted something that didn’t require me to bake and that’s quick. I thought about giving each child this Frosty the Snowman Snow Dough in this adorable baby food jar. I know the kids would have loved the play dough. But I…
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Paper Plate Angel

Besides Santa and Snowmen what do you see everywhere this time of year? Angels. Angels play an important role in the Christmas story so it’s no wonder they are so popular. Last week my kids came home with paper plate angels they had made at church. I loved the concept but knew they didn’t have…
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Mommy Craft: Christmas Chalkboard Frame

OK moms, I have a simple Christmas craft for YOU today. You spend so much time doing for others, now is the time to take a few minutes to yourself and create. This adorable Christmas Chalkboard Frame is great to greet guests, countdown the days until Christmas, or write a holiday message. You will need:…
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10 Easy and Frugal Kids Christmas Activities

Christmas is my favorite time of the year and it’s quickly become my children’s favorite too. They love learning about the reason for the season and participating in the many fun events around town. We try to bring some Christmas fun home too by planning Christmas and winter themed activities for the kids to enjoy….
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DIY Christmas Village Craft: From Paper Bags

Every year my boys beg me to purchase a Christmas Village after we come back from viewing the amazing display at The Christmas Store which I am sure it cost $1000′s of dollars but they don’t understand that.   We like to frequent the Christmas villages as a part of our holiday outing especially if they have trains and now our…
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Kids Christmas Craft: Snowman Bubbles

My goal this year is to simplify our Christmas spending by making some of our stocking stuffer gifts.  It’s a wonderful tradition that I want to continue in our family but this was a great place to start on simplifying our Christmas spending.  I have heard of families who spend $100′s of dollars on stocking stuffers.  I can…
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Shaving Cream Christmas Trees

If you have followed Mess For Less for a while, you know that we love shaving cream. In the past we have painted with shaving cream and made shaving cream greeting cards and gift wrap. Today we used shaving cream to make pretty Christmas trees which we later decorated. Warning: this is super messy and…
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Make Your Own Glitter Ornaments

We finally put up our Christmas tree, and one of our family traditions is to make some ornaments each year to add to our collection. I am a fan of all things sparkly so you know that any ornament I make is going to include lots of glitter. You know, so much glitter that you…
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