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Mini Embroidery Hoop Halloween Suncatcher Craft

This mini embroidery hoop Halloween suncatcher craft is so fun and simple for the kids to do! Our mini embroidery hoop suncatcher craft that we shared here back in the beginning of the summer was such a hit, we decided to make some Halloween themed mini hoop suncatchers this past weekend. We went with simple jack-o-lantern pumpkin and ghost designs for our mini embroidery hoops, though you can get just as creative as you'd like with your mini embroidery hoop Halloween suncatchers (or use medium or giant hoops to make your suncatchers - the choice is yours!) These suncatchers only require a handful of supplies and about a half hour of time to make (minus drying time.) This is a fairly frugal Halloween craft (at just $1.50- $2 each to make), so it would a make a great make-and-take kids craft for a Halloween party too!

Ready to make your own mini embroidery hoop Halloween suncatcher with the kids? Read on for the full supply list and our easy step-by-step tutorial.

Dinosaur Mini Canvas Kids Craft - Fun Free-Standing DIY Room Decor!

This post is sponsored by Dino Don Inc. All opinions expressed are our own. 

Looking for fun dinosaur themed crafts for kids? This dinosaur mini canvas kids craft is so simple to make and SO CUTE when complete! You can make all different kinds of mini canvas dinosaurs or let your imagination run wild and dream up your very own species. This  free-standing mini canvas dinosaur kids craft would make a great dinosaur theme party craft too. The perfect make-and-take party favor / super fun DIY room decor! 

Hi friends, how have you been? Our younger two children are currently obsessed all things dinosaur! Obsessed, I tell ya! Their love started with the release of their now fave show, Gigantosaurus (on Disney Channel) earlier this year.  Then, we paid a visit to the Bronx Zoo for their limited engagement Dinosaur Safari a few weeks ago, where their adoration for all things DINO only grew.  If you live in or around New York City, the Dinosaur Safari is a definite must-do fall family outing (CLICK HERE to find out more!) After our visit, we pulled out our craft supplies to make some dinosaurs of our own! This easy dinosaur mini canvas kids craft only requires a handful of simple supplies and about 30 minutes of time. It's s fairly frugal craft too - each free-standing dinosaur mini canvas only costs about $2 to make all-in. Pretty fab price point for such a cute kids craft, if you ask me!

Ready to craft your own dinosaur mini canvas craft with the kids? Read on for the supply list and easy tutorial.

Easy Halloween Kids Embroidery Hoops - Kids Sewing Series at One Savvy Mom™ Project #5

These spider and jack-o-lantern / pumpkin Halloween Kids Embroidery Hoops, are super simple to stitch together, and when they're finished they make some seriously cute DIY Halloween Décor! This is project #5 in our Kids Sewing Series, here at One Savvy Mom™.

Hi friends, how have you been? The summer was super busy around here. While it was fun to have a few uninterrupted weeks with the kids, I'm definitely ready to settle into a routine again. I'm ready for cooler temps, fall leaves, and all of the delicious flavors of the season. Seriously, bring on the pumpkin spice coffee EVERYTHING! As we're gearing up for the season change, I thought it would be fun to start with a few small sewing projects with my older daughter this past weekend, and begin adding to our Kids Sewing Series here at One Savvy Mom™, again.

Each hoop is easy to complete in an hour or less (depending on how quick your young sewer is with the needle work.) The Spider Embroidery Hoop and Jack-O-Lantern Pumpkin Embroidery Hoops rang in at under $5 (total/for both combined.) Not bad at all, in my opinion!

Grab the simple supply list and follow our simple tutorials for making these easy Halloween Kids Hoops, below.

Pumpkin Mini Canvas Halloween Kids Craft

This Pumpkin Mini Canvas Halloween Kids craft is so incredibly simple to do, and the finished product is super cute too! From toddlers to tweens, this pumpkin mini canvas DIY Halloween Décor is an easy craft that the entire family can have fun with. 

Hi friends, how have you been? When the record breaking heat finally gave way this past weekend, it made way for record rainfall. My goodness, the weather has been a little crazy these past few months, hasn't it? Needless to say, in the whirlwind of weird weather, we've been spending most of our time indoors these past few days. I had a few mini canvases on-hand, and a few other simple supplies, so I decided to do this simple craft with my kids this past weekend. While we used multi-surface paint, you could easily use non-toxic finger paint or a fast drying paint such as Kwik Stix, with toddlers and younger kids. 

Read on to grab the simple supply list, and for our tutorial.

DIY Glow-In-The-Dark Monster Eyes - A Super Simple $4 Halloween Lawn Decor Idea

If you're on the hunt for easy DIY Halloween Lawn Décor, this is it! These Glow in the Dark Monster Eyes were so incredibly simple to put together, a child can do it (or at least help out!) Another plus? These DIY Glow in the Dark Monster Eyes only ending up costing about $4 (TOTAL - for several sets of completed glow in the dark googly monster eyes.) Aside from the paint (that I picked up at A.C. Moore for a little over $1 with the help of one of their high value coupons at  I grabbed everything from Dollar Tree. 

Friends, in all honesty, I haven't ever really gone over-the top with my decorations for Halloween. In fact, most years, I simply decorate for the Fall season. It's just easier. Think faux fall leaves, and flower arrangements, pretty wreaths, burlap garlands; basically items that transition easily straight on through to Thanksgiving. My oldest daughter is really into Halloween though, so this year I'm trying to amp up our Halloween Lawn Décor a bit.  These DIY Glow in the Dark Monster Eyes were just the right touch. The glow in the dark paint charges in the daylight, and the eyes give off a yellow glow from our potted plants and garden beds, at night. All of the kids LOVE them, as do the neighbors.

Read on for the simple supply list and for our easy tutorial to make your own DIY Glow in the Dark Monster Eyes, below

DIY Schleich Horse Club Play Tray - A Simple Craft to Expand on the Creative Play!

 This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Schleich .  The opinions and text are all mine.
This DIY Schleich Horse Club Play Tray is such a simple craft to do with the kids to expand on the creative play with your Schleich Horse Club figurines! These easy Horse Club play trays come together in under an hour and with about $6 worth of simple supplies (you may even already have some of the items already on-hand.) Make a simple scene inside of your DIY Horse Club play tray like ours, or make it more detailed. You can also make more than one scene in more than one tray! As a mom I love how easy it is to store these DIY Play Trays when they're not in-use, too!

Hi friends, how have you been? I hope you're all enjoying all of the uninterrupted time with the kids in the sunshine this summer! Did you catch my post yesterday on the new Schleich Horse Club figurines, app, and MORE?! If not, CLICK HERE to learn more about all of the new Horse Club themed fun available now, from Schleich (PLUS enter to WIN a Horse Club prize pack!). This DIY Schleich Horse Club play tray is inspired by all of the fun new additions to the line. It's a fun way to add to the creative play with all of your new Horse Club Figurines (and play sets!) and a great way to keep the kids entertained during the last few weeks of summer!

Read on for the full supply list and our easy how-to, to make your own DIY Schleich Horse Club Play Tray with the kids!

Check Out The New Schleich Horse Club App, Figurines, And MORE! + Prize Pack Giveaway!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Schleich .  The opinions and text are all mine.

Have you heard the news? Schleich released an expansive new line of Horse Club products and a brand new app this month! Among the new Schleich Horse Club products are figurine sets of Hannah and Cayenne, Sofia and Blossom, Lisa and Storm, and Sarah and Mystery. Schleich also released a beautifully detailed "Large Horse Stable with House and Stable earlier this year; Schleich's largest-ever playset to date. Horse Club fans can also now "ride along like never before" via the new interactive Horse Club adventure app. This fun new app allows horse fans to explore and adventure as the line's main characters and their horses, both at home and on-the-go.

The new Horse Club products and app seamlessly marries hands-on creative play and virtual creative play, perfectly. My youngest daughter is just absolutely LOVING it all, as am I! At home, she can enjoy hands-on play, and when we're out and about she can still create and explore the Horse Club world, via the app. The Horse Club Horse Adventure app allows Players to create their own rider / character and their own horses. This encourages young girls to get just as creative as they'd like with their creations! They can also care for and train their horses for competitions; encouraging compassion and responsibility for caring for an animal/others. Girls also have the opportunity to  take off on exciting missions, and to complete tasks throughout; collect horseshoes along the way and unlock other activities/features in the app!

Read on for more on the new Schleich Horse Club app, figurines, and MORE + enter to win BIG a Schleich Horse Club prize pack!

Slime Supplies Gift Cake - Party Gift Idea For Kids & Tweens

Slime, Slime and more SLIME! The DIY slime trend is still going strong, my friends. If you have young kids or tweens in the house, you know what I mean! Kids absolutely love slime! Looking for the perfect gift for a kid / tween? Gift them with one of these Slime Supplies Gift Cakes, stacked 3 tiers high with all of the essentials to make their own slime recipes( glue, glitter glue, slime charms / mix-ins, food coloring, glitter, baking soda, contact lens solution or a bottle of "Magic Slime solution," mixing bowls, measuring cups/spools, a spatula, write out a few slime recipes on gift tags, or grab an entire book of slime recipes etc; this slime supplies gift cake is sure to be a hit!  All-in this Slime Supplies Gift Cake only cost about $20 to assemble. The glue was .25c a bottle, the glitter came in 4 packs for $1 ea., the baking soda was .50c a box, the cake rounds were $1 and all of the other items rang in at $1 or less - which makes this a fairly frugal / budget-friendly party gift too!

Ready to make your own slime supplies gift cake? Read on for the full supply list and our easy how-to.