If you have kids, or if you watch kids, you know the dollar store is like the best place to take them. Everything costs only a dollar and there are a lot of small, useful items that your house could use. It’s great for everyone! Here’s some awesome dollar store hacks for the kids in your life.
1. Make a DIY crib bumper
Who needs to buy those expensive ones when you can use a pool noodle and some fabric for a crib bumper to keep your little one’s head safe from harm?
2. Toothbrush organizer
Use a utensil organizer to keep all the toothbrushes in their proper place. You’ll never lose yours again!
3. Put hair ties on a carabiner
Are you tired of searching through drawers to find a good hair tie? Well, put them on here and they’ll all be in one place whenever you need them.
4. Make a prize box for when kids are really good
They’ll behave themselves if they know they’ll get a little gift. Pick up a few toys or coloring books or whatever you think they’d like, wrap them, and put them in the box.
5. Entertainment center organizers
Use these little boxes and crates to organize all the tiny odds and ends in your entertainment center– DVD’s, games, remotes, controllers, etc.
6. Make some DIY swords
Use a pool noodle to make swords that won’t hurt if you accidentally get someone. Basically, these swords rock.
7. Glitter ornaments
The glitter won’t fall off these ornaments any time soon and they’re cheap as can be!
8. Use an ice cube tray as an organizer
Put small things like earrings or rings in an ice cube tray to keep them organized.
9. DIY animal bookends
Pick your kids favorite animal and glue to wood blocks and spray paint their favorite color— so easy!
10. Popsicle trays to organize crayons
This is a great way to keep crayons from getting mixed up or lost.
11. Frames for DIY paint crafts
Just use glue and food coloring to make cool designs on these frames.
12. Family organization center
You can get a calendar, clips, frames and all this at the dollar store and then you just put it together!
13. Craft tarp
Lay this down before craft time to make for some easy cleanup.
14. Glow stick for the tub
Glow sticks make bath time really fun!
15. Use sponges to make never-ending dryer sheets
They smell amazing and they’ll last forever! These dryer sheets are the budget-friendly way to go.
16. Room buckets
You put all your kid’s stuff in these buckets throughout the day and the kids have to take them up to their rooms when they go upstairs.
17. Dollar store tea set
Buying cheap tea sets is great– who cares if they get broken? It was only a dollar! And the American girl dolls love it!
18. Medicine cabinet storage
Make your own medicine cabinet and keep it organized with these totes and buckets.
19. Use fake snow for sensory play
Kids love playing in things that are textured. Make this easy animal kingdom come to life with some fake snow.
20. Make craft boxes
Buy some cheap tubs to keep all your fun stuff organized well.