Awesome Dollar Store Hacks For The Kids In Your Life

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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?

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2. Toothbrush organizer

Use a utensil organizer to keep all the toothbrushes in their proper place.  You’ll never lose yours again!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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7. Glitter ornaments

The glitter won’t fall off these ornaments any time soon and they’re cheap as can be!

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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.

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9. DIY animal bookends

Pick your kids favorite animal and glue to wood blocks and spray paint their favorite color— so easy!

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10. Popsicle trays to organize crayons

This is a great way to keep crayons from getting mixed up or lost.

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11. Frames for DIY paint crafts

Just use glue and food coloring to make cool designs on these frames.

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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!  

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13. Craft tarp

Lay this down before craft time to make for some easy cleanup.

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14. Glow stick for the tub

Glow sticks make bath time really fun!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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18. Medicine cabinet storage

Make your own medicine cabinet and keep it organized with these totes and buckets.

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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.

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20. Make craft boxes

Buy some cheap tubs to keep all your fun stuff organized well.

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