Why not make your next family night a service project? These 7 free ways to practice giving will help your family be philanthropic in your daily lives.

7 Free Ways to Practice Giving in Daily Life

Giving to others is important and something you know that you want to teach your children. Of course, children learn best from watching their parents model the behavior. What do you do when you don’t have the money to give to causes that need it? How do you donate your time when you have 3+ kids who are actively involved in school and extracurricular activities? You find ways to fit giving into your day-to-day life. You encourage cultivating selflessness in yourself and your family. These 7 free ways to practice giving will help your family be philanthropic in your daily lives.

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Why not make your next family night a service project? These 7 free ways to practice giving will help your family be philanthropic in your daily lives.

Donate Old Kids’ Clothes to Foster Parents

The expectations of foster parents can change on a dime. Some coworkers of a family member were suddenly put in charge of an 8 month old who had been extricated for his safety. They had only ever fostered older kids and were in desperate need of clothes. We had a ton of old baby clothes so we boxed them up and sent the clothes to them.

 

Why not make your next family night a service project? These 7 free ways to practice giving will help your family be philanthropic in your daily lives.

Make Cards to Send to Deployed Service Members

This is a great one to get the kids involved in. Let them decorate cards, draw pictures, and write letters to service members thanking them for all that they do for our country. Once you have finished your cards give them to a group that sends them to the service members. Military Missions is a great place to send your finished cards to. They send out thousands of cards in care packages all year long. See their site for tips and the mailing address.

 

Why not make your next family night a service project? These 7 free ways to practice giving will help your family be philanthropic in your daily lives.

Send “Thinking of You” Cards

Speaking of sending cards, don’t wait for a special occasion. Send out handmade greeting cards to family and friends simply to brighten their days. Everybody loves getting a surprise in the mail. It lets loved ones know that you’re thinking about them. Don’t forget to get the kids in on this one too. Let them draw pictures or write letters to add to the card before mailing.

 

Why not make your next family night a service project? These 7 free ways to practice giving will help your family be philanthropic in your daily lives.

Pass Along That Gift Card

I firmly believe that you never know what someone is going through and the smallest gesture can have a huge impact. The next time that you’re at Target and your purchase gets you one of those free gift cards, pass it along. Let the cashier know that you would like it put towards the total of the person behind you in line. Think about the wonderful surprise of getting $5 or $10 off of your total for no reason except someone’s kindness. That’s pretty great!

 

Why not make your next family night a service project? These 7 free ways to practice giving will help your family be philanthropic in your daily lives.

Make Baby Books

If you have a talent for scrapbooking, use it to surprise new parents at the hospital. Use those extra supplies that you have around and create some sweet little baby books. When creating, be sure to leave areas for the parents to add photos of their baby’s milestones. If you need some inspiration you can check out this DIY Baby Book Gift.

 

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Infant Rocker

Speaking of babies, did you know that you can volunteer to rock babies in the hospital nursery? While this one will take more of your time, it won’t cost you a dime. Talk about one of the best ways to give back in the world. Check with a local hospital to find out about their volunteer policy and availability.

 

Free Child Care

One of the hardest things for busy parents to do is find time to have a date night alone. Offer the gift of free child care to friends and family. You can help mom and dad get some much needed time to refresh together. Grab free printable gift certificates to give at the links below. One has a pre-determined 3 hour time specified and the other does not have any time-frame specified.

 

Why not make your next family night a service project? These 7 free ways to practice giving will help your family be philanthropic in your daily lives.

Now you have 7 free ways to practice giving in your busy life. Which one will you try first? Don’t forget to get your kids involved in addition to modeling a spirit of giving for them. Many of these ideas can be done as a family, such as the cards and the baby books. Why not make your next family night a service project? It’s as easy as grabbing some cards, stickers, and markers and gathering around the table to create together. In what other ways does your family choose to practice giving? Let me know in the comments!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Throw the best zombie themed party in town with these easy and creepy DIY zombie party ideas! They all add up to a spectacularly spooky shindig!

Easy and Creepy DIY Zombie Party Ideas + MM 176

Calling all my zombie lovers out there: it is time for more zombie love! Whether you are throwing a spooky zombie themed Halloween party or just want to binge some Walking Dead with friends, I’ve rounded up easy and creepy DIY zombie party ideas to make it a spooky success. Below you’ll find ideas for bloody food and drinks along with decorations and easy games. Then stick around for the Merry Monday link party 176 and share your latest posts with us.

Throw the best zombie themed party in town with these easy and creepy DIY zombie party ideas! They all add up to a spectacularly spooky shindig!

 

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Food and Drink

 

Throw the best zombie themed party in town with these easy and creepy DIY zombie party ideas! They all add up to a spectacularly spooky shindig!

Walker Blood Sangria for Dead Eats (Cravings of a Lunatic)

No party is complete without something to sip on. Keep it creepy and delicious with this sangria recipe!

 

Throw the best zombie themed party in town with these easy and creepy DIY zombie party ideas! They all add up to a spectacularly spooky shindig!

Roasted Cauliflower Brain (Claire Justine)

First of all, cauliflower is absolutely delicious. Then pairing it with “finger” finger sandwiches is just brilliant!

 

Throw the best zombie themed party in town with these easy and creepy DIY zombie party ideas! They all add up to a spectacularly spooky shindig!

25 Treats and a Zombie Centerpiece (Marilyns Treats)

Don’t forget to serve all of those awesome treats in a bloody man. Marilyn’s got you covered with this awesome zombie centerpiece (plus ideas to fill it).

 

Decorations and Games

 

Throw the best zombie themed party in town with these easy and creepy DIY zombie party ideas! They all add up to a spectacularly spooky shindig!

Spooky Finger Specimens (Sparkle Living Blog)

Does it get any creepier than specimens of your actual fingers? I don’t think so.

 

Throw the best zombie themed party in town with these easy and creepy DIY zombie party ideas! They all add up to a spectacularly spooky shindig!

How to Make Halloween Bloody Bones (My Pinterventures)

This Halloween décor is quick and easy but looks like it’s not. That’s the best kind!

 

Throw the best zombie themed party in town with these easy and creepy DIY zombie party ideas! They all add up to a spectacularly spooky shindig!

Scary Bottle Labels Free Printable (Organized Island)

These free printable bottle labels make decorating a breeze. Grab yours now!

 

Throw the best zombie themed party in town with these easy and creepy DIY zombie party ideas! They all add up to a spectacularly spooky shindig!

Bone Candlesticks (The Scrap Shoppe Blog)

How super cool are these bone candlesticks? They are perfect for your table centerpiece!

 

Throw the best zombie themed party in town with these easy and creepy DIY zombie party ideas! They all add up to a spectacularly spooky shindig!

DIY Tabletop Zombie Bowling Game (DIY Adulation)

Don’t forget to keep the zombie theme going with your games. This game is an easy DIY that comes together fast.

 

Throw the best zombie themed party in town with these easy and creepy DIY zombie party ideas! They all add up to a spectacularly spooky shindig!

Dead and Breakfast Inn Hanging Sign (Lolly Jane)

Lastly, add the zombie fun outdoors too with this awesome DIY sign from Lolly Jane!

 

Throw the best zombie themed party in town with these easy and creepy DIY zombie party ideas! They all add up to a spectacularly spooky shindig!

You’ll be party ready in no time with these easy and creepy DIY zombie party ideas. Now that we’ve taken care of that it is time to start the other party: the Merry Monday link party. Share your latest awesome posts with us below and see what your friends have been up to. See you down there!

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We’re changing things up for the beginning of holiday season. Each host will be choosing one post and it will be featured on all 11 blogs! What we’re looking for this week:

  • All things Halloween
  • Thanksgiving – recipes, decor, crafts, and more
  • All Things Christmas

Now, show us your latest recipes, crafts, DIY projects, home decor ideas, home tips, and anything you created! And while you’re here, stop by the 2017 Halloween Blog Hop and share a Halloween themed post + enter the $100 Giveaway!

2017 Halloween Blog Hop & Giveaway


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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Let kids have fun knocking towers over with this easy DIY pumpkin pillow fight game! It is perfect for entertaining kids all season long!

DIY Pumpkin Pillow Fight Game

Are you ready for an awesome fall game that entertains kids all season long, including Thanksgiving Day? That is exactly what this DIY pumpkin pillow fight game is. Let’s face it; there are a lot of aspects of the big family dinner at Thanksgiving that just aren’t fun for little ones. That goes double if your family is the one hosting this year. This game will not only make the kiddos excited, it will also keep them from being under your feet while you work in the kitchen.

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Let kids have fun knocking towers over with this easy DIY pumpkin pillow fight game! It is perfect for entertaining kids all season long!

 

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Materials

 

Let kids have fun knocking towers over with this easy DIY pumpkin pillow fight game! It is perfect for entertaining kids all season long!

Step 1

First, remove the lids from your boxes and set them aside. You don’t need them for this project.

 

Let kids have fun knocking towers over with this easy DIY pumpkin pillow fight game! It is perfect for entertaining kids all season long!

Step 2

Next, paint your pumpkin boxes orange.

Step 3

Add a second coat of orange paint and let it dry completely.

 

Let kids have fun knocking towers over with this easy DIY pumpkin pillow fight game! It is perfect for entertaining kids all season long!

Step 4

Next, paint the stems of your pumpkin boxes brown.

 

Let kids have fun knocking towers over with this easy DIY pumpkin pillow fight game! It is perfect for entertaining kids all season long!

Step 5

While your brown paint dries, add the sleeping faces to the front of your pumpkins.

 

Let kids have fun knocking towers over with this easy DIY pumpkin pillow fight game! It is perfect for entertaining kids all season long!

Step 6

Lastly, paint leaves on the pumpkins and set them aside to dry.

 

Let kids have fun knocking towers over with this easy DIY pumpkin pillow fight game! It is perfect for entertaining kids all season long!

Let kids have fun knocking towers over with this easy DIY pumpkin pillow fight game! It is perfect for entertaining kids all season long!

Step 7

Now pull out your fabric and cut it into 6 rectangles that are 3 inches by 2 inches.

Tip:

  • If you are using an old tank top as I did, measure 3 inches up from the bottom and cut straight across. Then cut them into 2 inch pieces, leaving the sewn seams attached.

 

Let kids have fun knocking towers over with this easy DIY pumpkin pillow fight game! It is perfect for entertaining kids all season long!

Step 8

Next, line the edges of 2 pieces up, right sides together, and pin along the edges.

Note:

  • Do this to all of your fabric pieces. This should give you 3 pinned “pillows”.

 

Let kids have fun knocking towers over with this easy DIY pumpkin pillow fight game! It is perfect for entertaining kids all season long!

Step 9

Next, sew around each of your pillows leaving a small gap to turn the fabric right side out after sewing. Be sure to pull out the pins as you stitch your edges.

Step 10

Once all of your pillows are sewn, turn them right-side out.

 

Let kids have fun knocking towers over with this easy DIY pumpkin pillow fight game! It is perfect for entertaining kids all season long!

Step 11

Then fill each pillow with Poly-Fil.

 

Let kids have fun knocking towers over with this easy DIY pumpkin pillow fight game! It is perfect for entertaining kids all season long!

Step 12 (Optional)

Add 2-3 marbles inside each pillow.

Tips:

  • Adding the marbles makes it easier to knock down the pumpkins. If your kids are older, you can omit them to make the game more difficult.
  • You can also use beans or dry corn to add weight, I just prefer not to use food.

 

Let kids have fun knocking towers over with this easy DIY pumpkin pillow fight game! It is perfect for entertaining kids all season long!

Let kids have fun knocking towers over with this easy DIY pumpkin pillow fight game! It is perfect for entertaining kids all season long!

Step 13

Next, sew the gap closed on each pillow.

 

Let kids have fun knocking towers over with this easy DIY pumpkin pillow fight game! It is perfect for entertaining kids all season long!

Step 14

Pull your pumpkins back out and spray both the front and back with acrylic sealant. Let it dry completely before playing.

 

Let kids have fun knocking towers over with this easy DIY pumpkin pillow fight game! It is perfect for entertaining kids all season long!

This is such an easy little game that kids of all ages will love. I have no idea why but it is super satisfying to kids when they knock something over. How many times have you heard your kid yell, “Mom, he knocked my block tower over!”? Now, instead of causing a fight, this DIY pumpkin pillow fight game will encourage them to have fun knocking stuff over. Now you’ll be free to get ready for the even and socialize while the kids play. Looking for me fun games to play? Check out this Glow in the Dark Scavenger Hunt or this easy DIY Tabletop Zombie Bowling Game!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Glow in the Dark Ghost Handprint Shirt for Kids: Pair this easy craft with any of your favorite Halloween movie for a fun and festive family movie night!

Glow in the Dark Ghost Handprint Shirt for Kids

What activity are you checking off of your family’s fall bucket list this weekend? Watching Hocus Pocus is always a necessity for our fall bucket list. Unfortunately, the kids don’t always have the patience to sit still for it especially since they have seen it so many times. This year I decided to combine it with a fun kid’s craft to help make it fun for all of us. This glow in the dark ghost handprint shirt did the trick. It stays within the Halloween theme and went great with our movie feature. Pair this easy craft with any of your favorite Halloween movie for a fun and festive family movie night!

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Glow in the Dark Ghost Handprint Shirt for Kids: Pair this easy craft with any of your favorite Halloween movie for a fun and festive family movie night!

 

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Glow in the Dark Ghost Handprint Shirt for Kids: Pair this easy craft with any of your favorite Halloween movie for a fun and festive family movie night!

Materials for 1 Glow in the Dark Ghost Handprint Shirt

Step 1

First, remove any tags from your shirt.

Note:

  • If there is sticky residue left from stickers or tags wash it off of the shirt and dry it before moving on.

Step 2

Once your shirt is prepped, place a piece of cardboard inside of your shirt.

Step 3

Next, cover your child’s hand with a generous layer of white fabric paint.

Tip:

  • Use your finger, not a paint brush, to apply the white paint to your child’s hand.

 

Glow in the Dark Ghost Handprint Shirt for Kids: Pair this easy craft with any of your favorite Halloween movie for a fun and festive family movie night!

Step 4

Firmly press the paint-covered hand onto the shirt.

Tips:

  • When you pull the hand back, pull it straight up.
  • You may need to brace the shirt so that it doesn’t pull up with your child’s hand.

Step 5

Repeat steps 3 and 4 until you have the desired number of “ghosts” on your shirt.

Tip:

  • Vary the direction of the handprints as you place them on the shirt to create visual interest.

 

Glow in the Dark Ghost Handprint Shirt for Kids: Pair this easy craft with any of your favorite Halloween movie for a fun and festive family movie night!

Step 6

After you have finished adding handprints, Mom, carefully outline each handprint in glow in the dark paint.

 

Glow in the Dark Ghost Handprint Shirt for Kids: Pair this easy craft with any of your favorite Halloween movie for a fun and festive family movie night!

Step 7

Next, add a face to each ghost with glow in the dark paint.

Step 8

Set the shirt on a flat surface to let the paint dry.

Note:

  • We let ours dry for 24 hours.

Step 9

Lastly, toss the shirt in the dryer on high for 5-10 minutes.

 

Glow in the Dark Ghost Handprint Shirt for Kids: Pair this easy craft with any of your favorite Halloween movie for a fun and festive family movie night!

Glow in the Dark Ghost Handprint Shirt for Kids: Pair this easy craft with any of your favorite Halloween movie for a fun and festive family movie night!

Your child will love this glow in the dark ghost handprint shirt. When you’re ready to wash it, be sure to turn it inside out to help the design last longer for your child. Another fun option for this project is to purchase over-sized shirts for your kids and let them make glow in the dark sleep shirts. They will totally want to wear them for the next Halloween movie night (and every other night, for that matter). Not ready for the kid’s crafting fun to end? The whole family will love this Easy DIY Monster Owl Halloween Tree! It’s a great way to get the kids involved in creating some not-so-spooky Halloween décor for your home.

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Get kids excited about their veggies with these free Fall Vegetable Learning Sheets. They'll infuse snack time with fun facts, sorting skills, & color fun. #ad

Free Printable Fall Vegetable Learning Sheets

Goldfish® crackers are one of our family’s favorite snacks. The kids especially love snacking on the Goldfish® Colors. Ever wonder how Goldfish® Colors get those rad colors into those little crackers? In addition to being made with 100% real cheese they use colors sources from pants. That means that all of that color doesn’t come from artificial dyes making this snack one you can feel good about giving your kids. Learn more about vegetables and take your next snack time to the next level with these free printable fall vegetable learning sheets. They will infuse snack time with fun facts, sorting skills, and color matching fun. Learn more about where Goldfish® get their colors and grab your free printables below.

Get kids excited about their veggies with these free Fall Vegetable Learning Sheets. They'll infuse snack time with fun facts, sorting skills, & color fun. #ad

 

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Goldfish® Colors: Colors Sourced From Plants

How cool is it that Goldfish® source their colors from plants? The exact plants used very by color:

Red

  • Red Goldfish® crackers get color using a mix of beet juice concentrate and paprika extracted from sweet red peppers.

Green

  • “The green comes from watermelon & Huito juice concentrates mixed with extracted turmeric.”

Red-Orange

  • “The red ones are colored with paprika extracted from sweet peppers.”

Orange

  • “Annatto extracted from the seed of the achiote tree” is used to color the orange crackers.

Learn More About Goldfish® Colors

 

Get kids excited about their veggies with these free Fall Vegetable Learning Sheets. They'll infuse snack time with fun facts, sorting skills, & color fun. #ad

Get kids excited about their veggies with these free Fall Vegetable Learning Sheets. They'll infuse snack time with fun facts, sorting skills, & color fun. #ad

Get kids excited about their veggies with these free Fall Vegetable Learning Sheets. They'll infuse snack time with fun facts, sorting skills, & color fun. #ad

Fall Vegetable Learning Printables

These are so much fun! The kids loved sorting their Goldfish® crackers to outline the vegetables. Each sheet also includes 3 fun facts about the vegetables. Not only will your kids learn about vegetables they already love but they will also learn about new vegetables that they haven’t tried. Grab each of your free printables at the links below:

Get kids excited about their veggies with these free Fall Vegetable Learning Sheets. They'll infuse snack time with fun facts, sorting skills, & color fun. #ad

Carrots Fun Fact Sheet

 

Get kids excited about their veggies with these free Fall Vegetable Learning Sheets. They'll infuse snack time with fun facts, sorting skills, & color fun. #ad

Beets Fun Fact Sheet

 

Get kids excited about their veggies with these free Fall Vegetable Learning Sheets. They'll infuse snack time with fun facts, sorting skills, & color fun. #ad

Pumpkin Fun Fact Sheet

 

Get kids excited about their veggies with these free Fall Vegetable Learning Sheets. They'll infuse snack time with fun facts, sorting skills, & color fun. #ad

Bell Peppers Fun Fact Sheet

 

Get kids excited about their veggies with these free Fall Vegetable Learning Sheets. They'll infuse snack time with fun facts, sorting skills, & color fun. #ad

Eggplant Fun Fact Sheet

 

Get kids excited about their veggies with these free Fall Vegetable Learning Sheets. They'll infuse snack time with fun facts, sorting skills, & color fun. #ad

Squash Fun Fact Sheet

 

Get kids excited about their veggies with these free Fall Vegetable Learning Sheets. They'll infuse snack time with fun facts, sorting skills, & color fun. #ad

Plant Your Vote

Now it is time to Plant Your Vote. You know how Goldfish® uses colors source from plants and they want to know what your family’s favorite color is. A limited edition bag comes out next spring that features the favorite color! Voting closes on October 31, 2017. The limited edition bag will be available in April and May of 2018 so keep your eye out to see if your favorite wins!

Plant Your Vote Now

 

Get kids excited about their veggies with these free Fall Vegetable Learning Sheets. They'll infuse snack time with fun facts, sorting skills, & color fun. #ad

Now you can your kids excited about their veggies with these free Fall Vegetable Learning Sheets. Be sure to have Goldfish® Colors on hand for the fun! With these printables you can be just as excited for snack time as your kids. Looking for more awesome snack time ideas? Check out these Snack Time Conversation Cards. They are perfect for busy families on the go. Don’t forget to plant your vote for your favorite Goldfish® color. Voting ends soon so vote now!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Do you love all things zombie? This DIY tabletop zombie bowling game is an easy game for adults and children alike. Find out how to make it now!

DIY Tabletop Zombie Bowling Game

Do you love all things zombie? You know you might have a zombie obsession when you’re driving down the road and out of nowhere you hear, “Unh… Unh… Unh… I’m going to eat your brains,” from the tiny humans in the backseat. (True story, by the way.) So what do you do when your zombie love has spread to the whole family? Embrace it, of course. This DIY tabletop zombie bowling game is an easy game for the whole family. Pull it out for a fun, zombie themed family game night or whip it out for your Halloween bash. Your tiny brain eaters will love it!

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Do you love all things zombie? This DIY tabletop zombie bowling game is an easy game for adults and children alike. Find out how to make it now!

 

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Materials

 

Do you love all things zombie? This DIY tabletop zombie bowling game is an easy game for adults and children alike. Find out how to make it now!

Step 1

First, remove your bowling set from its packaging.

 

Do you love all things zombie? This DIY tabletop zombie bowling game is an easy game for adults and children alike. Find out how to make it now!

Step 2

Next, paint each pin black while holding the top between 2 fingers. Set the pins aside to dry.

Note:

  • The tops will not be covered yet.

 

Do you love all things zombie? This DIY tabletop zombie bowling game is an easy game for adults and children alike. Find out how to make it now!

Step 3

While the pins dry, paint half of your bowling ball black and set it aside to dry.

 

Do you love all things zombie? This DIY tabletop zombie bowling game is an easy game for adults and children alike. Find out how to make it now!

Step 4

After the paint has dried, cover the rest of your pins and bowling ball in black paint.

Step 5

Let the black paint dry completely before moving on to step 6.

 

Do you love all things zombie? This DIY tabletop zombie bowling game is an easy game for adults and children alike. Find out how to make it now!

Do you love all things zombie? This DIY tabletop zombie bowling game is an easy game for adults and children alike. Find out how to make it now!

Step 6

Next, paint your pins green and set aside to dry.

Tip:

  • Be careful during these steps because your paint can come off before it is sealed with acrylic sealant.

 

Do you love all things zombie? This DIY tabletop zombie bowling game is an easy game for adults and children alike. Find out how to make it now!

Step 7

While your pins dry, mix a small amount of red and white paint to achieve pink and paint half of your bowling ball pink.

Step 8

After the pink paint has dried, cover the rest of your bowling ball in pink. Set it aside to dry.

 

Do you love all things zombie? This DIY tabletop zombie bowling game is an easy game for adults and children alike. Find out how to make it now!

Step 9

Next, paint black faces on your pins as pictured above and set aside.

Step 10

While the faces dry, lighten your mixed pink paint by adding more white paint to it.

 

Do you love all things zombie? This DIY tabletop zombie bowling game is an easy game for adults and children alike. Find out how to make it now!

Step 11

Add squiggly “brain lines” as pictured above to your bowling ball.

 

Do you love all things zombie? This DIY tabletop zombie bowling game is an easy game for adults and children alike. Find out how to make it now!

Step 12

Next, paint the white face details on your pins.

Tip:

  • Use a small detail paint brush for this step.

Step 13

Let all of your paint dry completely.

Step 14

Next, lay out your game pieces on a protected surface and spray with acrylic sealant.

Step 15

Allow the sealant to dry, then turn your pieces over and spray the opposite side with acrylic sealant.

 

Do you love all things zombie? This DIY tabletop zombie bowling game is an easy game for adults and children alike. Find out how to make it now!

Step 16

Lastly, let your sealant dry and enjoy!

 

Do you love all things zombie? This DIY tabletop zombie bowling game is an easy game for adults and children alike. Find out how to make it now!

How cool is this DIY tabletop zombie bowling game? It is so easy to make and totally inexpensive. Whip out the frugal game all month long for laughs and family bonding. Warning: Side effects may include the tiny humans shuffling around and moaning for hours on end. Personally, that’s a side effect that’s totally worth it in my book. Are you looking to throw an entirely do-it-yourself Halloween party along with this game? Check out these Wickedly Easy DIY Halloween Invitations and find out how to make this Easy Monster Owl Halloween Tree for your treats table.

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
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Rock Your October with Dent Schoolhouse and Dunkin Donuts

Go behind-the-scenes at one of the top rated haunted houses in the country! Then find out how to rock your October with Dent Schoolhouse and Dunkin Donuts! #ad #ddcincy

October is the month for delicious pumpkin treats, scary movies, and awesome costumes. That is what makes this month so great. This year are you looking for a truly terrifying experience? Dent Schoolhouse absolutely delivers. There is a reason that it is one of the top ranked haunted attractions nationally. Last week, I had the privilege of getting a behind-the-scenes tour thanks to Dent Schoolhouse and Dunkin Donuts. Let me tell you, it was awesome! Keep reading to find out how (and why) to rock your October with Dent Schoolhouse and Dunkin Donuts!

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About Dent Schoolhouse

You can get all of the spooky details at the Dent Gazette link on the Dent Schoolhouse website but I want to give you a mini-history in case you aren’t familiar with the haunted house. It started out as a real public school in Dent, Ohio in the late 1800’s. It eventually closed in the 1950’s after several students had gone missing and parents charged the school. (Scary, right?) The building first became a haunted attraction when the Boy Scouts used it to raise money. They featured more traditional Halloween monsters like werewolves. Once Bud and his partners bought the schoolhouse 12 years ago, they wanted a more cinematic haunted attraction which is exactly what they created.

 

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Dent Schoolhouse Behind the Scenes

Horror is definitely their passion at Dent Schoolhouse and it shows. There is so much detail that they put into every room and they are constantly changing and improving the entire experience. What does that mean for you? It means that even if you visit Dent Schoolhouse every year, you will have new horrors and new themes to experience. In our hour and a half tour, I took hundreds of photos and still wanted to take hundreds more. Below are just a few of the awesome creations I say but it all adds up to one heck of a haunted house experience.

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All the Important Details

Hours of Operations:

  • Thursday (October Only) 7:30 pm-10 pm
  • Friday-Saturday 7:30 pm – 12 am

Tip:

  • Wait times are longest on Saturday nights. Go on Thursdays or Fridays for a shorter wait.

Where to Get Tickets:

  • Tickets are available for purchase on-site and online. Only cash is accepted on-site for all purchases.

Tip:

  • Buy your tickets online to skip the ticket lines at Dent Schoolhouse and jump right in line for the action.

Other Events:

  • On the last Sunday of October (the 29th of 2017) Dent Schoolhouse offers a lights-on event to bring your kids to. The actors are not running around scaring you although some will be on-site to hand out candy to your little ones.

Note:

  • My kids couldn’t handle a regular night at Dent Schoolhouse but I took my 8 year old to the behind-the-scenes tour with me and he had a blast. You can see him in some of the pictures above.
  • Ghost Tours are offered on Wednesdays in October. These tours take you through the schoolhouse and tell you the history and real-life ghost stories of the school.
  • A lights out night takes place in November and it is for you horror fans that are braver than me. This is the only night in the season when you can pay for a button/sticker that lets the actors know that they can touch you during the haunted house.

 

Go behind-the-scenes at one of the top rated haunted houses in the country! Then find out how to rock your October with Dent Schoolhouse and Dunkin Donuts! #ad #ddcincy

Go behind-the-scenes at one of the top rated haunted houses in the country! Then find out how to rock your October with Dent Schoolhouse and Dunkin Donuts! #ad #ddcincy

Go behind-the-scenes at one of the top rated haunted houses in the country! Then find out how to rock your October with Dent Schoolhouse and Dunkin Donuts! #ad #ddcincy

Go behind-the-scenes at one of the top rated haunted houses in the country! Then find out how to rock your October with Dent Schoolhouse and Dunkin Donuts! #ad #ddcincy

Ignore the bad photo of me… That’s what happens when you don’t stop talking lol.

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Add Some Dunkin Donuts

If you have to wait in line for the scary fun you need to have sustenance. While you can purchase Dunkin Donuts pre-packaged iced coffee on-site, my personal fave is the Pumpkin Coffee which you need to pick up at Dunkin Donuts. It is the perfect drink to skip on while you wait and stay energized. This year they also have a new Pumpkin Iced Macchiato that sounds amazing. (I’m dying to try it!) Of course, no coffee is complete without one of their delicious pumpkin donuts or muffins. If you are like me and can’t choose, I vote for getting one of each. Be sure to check out all of Dunkin Donuts’ promotions to see all of the ways you can save money on your favorites, like the Who Dey promotion for all of my Bengals fans out there. (Even if it has been a tough season for us.. cough cough)

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Now, are you ready to rock your October with Dent Schoolhouse and Dunkin Donuts? Don’t forget that even if you have been to Dent Schoolhouse before there are new scares to be had each year, including this one. Which area shown above are you looking forward to experiencing the most? Let me know in the comments. Don’t forget to pick up your Pumpkin Coffee and donuts from Dunkin Donuts before heading to lines at Dent Schoolhouse. Now it is time for even more awesomeness. Enter the giveaway below for your chance to score 2 free tickets to this incredible and terrifying haunted house!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Make breakfast fun again. Each of these delectable fall breakfast recipes is perfect for gathering your family around the table for a long brunch.

Delectable Fall Breakfast Recipes + MM 174

Welcome to the first day of October! Let’s start the first day of the month with a round-up of delicious recipes for the first meal of the day! Each of these delectable fall breakfast recipes is perfect for gathering your family around the table for a long brunch. As the days get busier and dinner at the table as a family gets harder, slow it down on the weekends. Turn off your phones, connect over breakfast, and make time for family on Sunday. After checking out the awesome recipes below, stick around for the Merry Monday link party!

Make breakfast fun again. Each of these delectable fall breakfast recipes is perfect for gathering your family around the table for a long brunch.

 

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Make breakfast fun again. Each of these delectable fall breakfast recipes is perfect for gathering your family around the table for a long brunch.

Apple Pie Steel Cut Oatmeal (Cooking With Carlee)

 

Make breakfast fun again. Each of these delectable fall breakfast recipes is perfect for gathering your family around the table for a long brunch.

Apple Cinnamon Muffins (You Brew My Tea)

 

Make breakfast fun again. Each of these delectable fall breakfast recipes is perfect for gathering your family around the table for a long brunch.

Apple Cider Pancakes with Apple Crumble Topping (Eat, Move, Make)

 

Make breakfast fun again. Each of these delectable fall breakfast recipes is perfect for gathering your family around the table for a long brunch.

Creamy Pumpkin Smoothie Recipe (Flour on My Face)

 

Make breakfast fun again. Each of these delectable fall breakfast recipes is perfect for gathering your family around the table for a long brunch.

Pumpkin Maple Pancakes Recipe (Finding Home Farms)

 

Make breakfast fun again. Each of these delectable fall breakfast recipes is perfect for gathering your family around the table for a long brunch.

Healthy Pumpkin Muffins Recipe (Must Have Mom)

 

Make breakfast fun again. Each of these delectable fall breakfast recipes is perfect for gathering your family around the table for a long brunch.

The Best Pumpkin Pancake Recipe (Somewhat Simple)

 

Make breakfast fun again. Each of these delectable fall breakfast recipes is perfect for gathering your family around the table for a long brunch.

Easy Homemade Pumpkin Spice Donuts (DIY Adulation)

 

Make breakfast fun again. Each of these delectable fall breakfast recipes is perfect for gathering your family around the table for a long brunch.

These delectable fall breakfast recipes will delight your family and let you start the day on full stomachs. Now, it is time to move on to the Merry Monday link party. I love all of the awesome Halloween ideas being shared and I can’t wait to see what new projects you’ve created. Let’s get this link-up started!

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We’re changing things up for the beginning of holiday season. Each host will be choosing one post and it will be featured on all 11 blogs! What we’re looking for this week:

  • All things Halloween
  • Thanksgiving – recipes, decor, crafts, and more
  • All Things Christmas

Now, show us your latest recipes, crafts, DIY projects, home decor ideas, home tips, and anything you created!


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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
This DIY haunted house makeover will have you running to the thrift store to find your own Christmas statue! Find out how to make it now!

DIY Haunted House Makeover : Thrift Store Décor

It is time for the Monthly Thrift Store Décor Upcycle Challenge. This month we are keeping with our Halloween momentum and I am crazy excited about it. I picked up this Christmas house from Goodwill last November and immediately knew I wanted to turn it into a haunted house. The snow on the rood and the many windows are perfect for a creepy piece of Halloween décor. Keep reading to find out how to make your own DIY haunted house makeover.

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Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge

The Rules:

  • Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
  • There’s no monthly theme.
  • There’s no budget to stick to.

Meet the Hosts

Amanda | Domestically Creative Michelle | Our Crafty Mom
Victoria | Dazzle While Frazzled Pili | Sweet Things Debra | Shoppe No. 5
Chelc | Inside the Fox Den Jeannee | Centsably Creative Michelle | Michelle James Designs
Molly | Just a Little Creativity Angela | Simply Beautiful by Angela

Marie | DIY Adulation Denise | My Thrifty House Lindsay | Crazy Organized
Florence | Vintage Southern Picks Shirley | Intelligent Domestications

Make sure you follow our board on Pinterest for more upcycled decor inspiration!

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Materials

  • Thrift Store Christmas House
  • Black Acrylic Paint
  • Brown Acrylic Paint
  • White Acrylic Paint
  • Purple Acrylic Paint
  • Acrylic Spray Sealant
  • Birch Bark
  • Plastic Halloween Toys (I got mine at the Dollar Tree)
  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Fake Spider Web

 

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Step 1

First, cover your entire house in black acrylic paint and let it dry.

 

This DIY haunted house makeover will have you running to the thrift store to find your own Christmas statue! Find out how to make it now!

Step 2

Next, paint the front door brown.

 

This DIY haunted house makeover will have you running to the thrift store to find your own Christmas statue! Find out how to make it now!

Step 3

Then mix a small amount of brown paint with your purple paint and paint all of the windows on your house.

 

This DIY haunted house makeover will have you running to the thrift store to find your own Christmas statue! Find out how to make it now!

Step 4

Next, mix a small amount of white and brown paint and paint the trim of the door.

 

This DIY haunted house makeover will have you running to the thrift store to find your own Christmas statue! Find out how to make it now!

This DIY haunted house makeover will have you running to the thrift store to find your own Christmas statue! Find out how to make it now!

Step 5

Add the same lightened brown paint to the trim of your house.

 

This DIY haunted house makeover will have you running to the thrift store to find your own Christmas statue! Find out how to make it now!

Step 6

Then add some of the brown and purple mixed paint to random shingles of your roof.

 

This DIY haunted house makeover will have you running to the thrift store to find your own Christmas statue! Find out how to make it now!

Step 7

Touch up any areas that need it and allow the paint to dry.

Step 8

Spray your entire house with acrylic sealant and let it dry.

 

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Step 9

While your sealant dries, cut small pieces of birch bark to look like boards for the windows.

 

This DIY haunted house makeover will have you running to the thrift store to find your own Christmas statue! Find out how to make it now!

Step 10

Next, glue the boards across all of the bottom windows on your house.

 

This DIY haunted house makeover will have you running to the thrift store to find your own Christmas statue! Find out how to make it now!

Step 11

Now select some plastic Halloween toys to embellish your house with, including one skeleton bookmark.

 

This DIY haunted house makeover will have you running to the thrift store to find your own Christmas statue! Find out how to make it now!

This DIY haunted house makeover will have you running to the thrift store to find your own Christmas statue! Find out how to make it now!

Step 12

Cut the bottom off of your skeleton bookmark.

 

This DIY haunted house makeover will have you running to the thrift store to find your own Christmas statue! Find out how to make it now!

Step 13

Next, attach the skeleton to the top front window on your house with hot glue.

 

This DIY haunted house makeover will have you running to the thrift store to find your own Christmas statue! Find out how to make it now!

Step 14

Then glue small toys over each wreath on your house.

 

This DIY haunted house makeover will have you running to the thrift store to find your own Christmas statue! Find out how to make it now!

Step 15

Add a board across the window directly above the door and one board next to the door.

 

This DIY haunted house makeover will have you running to the thrift store to find your own Christmas statue! Find out how to make it now!

Step 16

Next, pull off a small amount of fake spider web.

 

This DIY haunted house makeover will have you running to the thrift store to find your own Christmas statue! Find out how to make it now!

This DIY haunted house makeover will have you running to the thrift store to find your own Christmas statue! Find out how to make it now!

Step 17

Add the spider webs to the roof of the house.

Tip:

  • You may need to add dabs of hot glue to keep the spider webs in place at the edges of the roof.

 

This DIY haunted house makeover will have you running to the thrift store to find your own Christmas statue! Find out how to make it now!

This DIY haunted house makeover will have you running to the thrift store to find your own Christmas statue! Find out how to make it now!

Step 18

Lastly, glue a plastic spider or 2 on the spider webs.

 

This DIY haunted house makeover will have you running to the thrift store to find your own Christmas statue! Find out how to make it now!

This DIY haunted house makeover will have you running to the thrift store to find your own Christmas statue! Find out how to make it now!

This DIY haunted house makeover will have you running to the thrift store to find your own Christmas statue! Find out how to make it now!

This DIY haunted house makeover turned out fantastically! The fun colors of the plastic Halloween toys make it more playfully spooky so that it doesn’t scare the kiddos. If you want to up the creep factor, stick with the white toys exclusively or paint the toys bronze before adding them to your haunted house. Whichever style you choose, you will have a fun and thrifty new piece of Halloween décor. We’re not done with the upcycled fun yet. Check out the other thrift store projects from my friends below!

See where I’m linking up!

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This DIY haunted house makeover will have you running to the thrift store to find your own Christmas statue! Find out how to make it now!

And now for more thrifty goodness!

Check out what my fellow upcyclers created below!

mm
I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
This DIY spooky spider web lantern is so easy to make and budget-friendly you will want to make several different size ones to create a spooky vignette. #ad

DIY Spooky Spider Web Halloween Lantern

This DIY spooky spider web lantern is so easy to make and budget-friendly you will want to make several different size ones to create a spooky vignette. #ad

Seasonal holiday décor is always a great way to energize your home’s style. Unfortunately, you don’t always have hundreds of dollars to spend on holiday decorations. This frugal momma sure doesn’t. That is why Dollar Tree is so fantastic. They have a ton of ready-made Halloween décor at rock bottom prices to get your home ready for October. They also have a variety of items that can be used to create your own unique holiday décor on a budget. For example, this DIY spooky spider web Halloween lantern only cost me $5.00 to make! You can make your own budget décor piece with the tutorial below.

This DIY spooky spider web lantern is so easy to make and budget-friendly you will want to make several different size ones to create a spooky vignette. #ad

 

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Materials

 

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Step 1

First, remove all of the packaging from your frames.

 

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Step 2

Next, disassemble each of your frames.

Note:

  • Set the cardboard backings and paper inserts to the side.

 

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Step 3

Add spider web to the glass inserts and return to your frame.

Tips:

  • Go heavy on the spider web to help add to the creep factor.
  • You may need to cut the extra spider web with scissors. If so, cut it after securing the glass back into the frame. This will help hold it in place better.

 

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Step 4

Continue step 3 until each piece of glass is covered in spider web and returned to the frames.

 

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Step 5

Next, add glue to the back, right edge of one frame.

Note:

  • It doesn’t matter which frame you choose.

 

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Step 6

Attach a second frame to the glued edge.

Step 7

Add more glue to the left side of the first frame.

Tip:

  • The “first frame” is the one that you added glue to in step 5.

 

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Step 8

Next, attach your 3rd frame to the glue line.

Step 9

Add glue to the left and right edges of your loose frame.

 

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Step 10

Press the 3 attached frames into the glue covered edges.

 

This DIY spooky spider web lantern is so easy to make and budget-friendly you will want to make several different size ones to create a spooky vignette. #ad

Step 11

Next, trim 2 of the cardboard frame backings to match the width of the top of your lantern.

 

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Step 12

Remove the props from the back of your cardboard pieces and glue them to the frames and at the center where they meet.

 

This DIY spooky spider web lantern is so easy to make and budget-friendly you will want to make several different size ones to create a spooky vignette. #ad

This DIY spooky spider web lantern is so easy to make and budget-friendly you will want to make several different size ones to create a spooky vignette. #ad

Step 13

After attaching the cardboard piece to your lantern, paint the undersides of them black.

 

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Step 14

Next, touch up any brown areas on top with black paint.

 

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This DIY spooky spider web lantern is so easy to make and budget-friendly you will want to make several different size ones to create a spooky vignette. #ad

Step 15

Then cut the back off of your spider ring.

 

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Step 16

Lastly, glue the spider to your lantern.

 

This DIY spooky spider web lantern is so easy to make and budget-friendly you will want to make several different size ones to create a spooky vignette. #ad

This DIY spooky spider web lantern is so easy to make and budget-friendly you will want to make several different size ones to create a spooky vignette. #ad

This DIY spooky spider web lantern is so easy to make and budget-friendly you will want to make several different size ones to create a spooky vignette. #ad

Once your lantern is finished, place it over 2 electronic candles. I used tea lights in the photos but I think electronic pillar candles would look fantastic as well. This DIY spooky spider web lantern is so easy to make that you will want to make several different size ones to create a spooky vignette. Luckily, you can create many of them guilt-free with Dollar Tree. Looking for more frugal DIY Halloween décor? Check out these Mini Pumpkin Lanterns or this awesome DIY Buffy Hush box. Don’t forget to come back on Thursday for the Thrift Store Haunted House Makeover.

See where I’m linking up!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.