Friday, July 11, 2008


Today is my second "Frugal Friday" post! I promise I'll stop counting after this. =)

Sometimes entertaining small kids requires busy mommas like me to think outside the box. Something we do around here is draw whiskers on each other with eyeliner! My kids go from tigers, to mice, to cats and back to tigers all the while their imaginations are running wild for hours and hours (ok, maybe just half an hour, but it beats whining about being bored for half an hour AND it buys me some time in a pinch).

Abigail, age 4, doing her scariest tiger face

It's cheap and it washes off pretty easily, too. If it doesn't wash off in some places you can use eye make-up remover.

So there you have it. My brilliant, frugal idea, although I'm sure someone like Mrs. Bozo The Clown probably thought of it first.

For more frugal ideas check out Biblical Womanhood, get inspired and have a ton of fun!


Audra Krell said...

Great idea! You don't have to quit counting if you don't want to! : ) We are getting ready to dress up like cows for Cow Appreciate Day at Chick-Fil-A, maybe I should break out the eyeliner!

Cheri said...

That is a great idea. I don't think my 11 year old boy will go for it, but it'll be great when the cousins visit... or when we bring our adoptive daughter home...


rem said...

Great idea! We may be trying this tomorrow. Here are some other easy ideas that a friend sent to me: and Sorry, I don't know how to use html tags.