Below is a clip from ABC 7 Eyewitness News featuring Beth Engelman, founder of Mommy on a Shoestring. Beth shares her Memorial Day ideas for kids; these recipes and crafts can be used for your July 4th celebrations, as well. Beth’s fun ideas include Hamburger Cookies, Star Spangled Fruit Kabobs, a DIY Miniture Golf Course, and Patriotic Windsocks.
The ideas shared can be used by parents, grandparents, teachers, nannies, or babysitters. Every project needs just a few supplies, each of which can be located inside your home or at your local supermarket/craft shop. As always, Beth encourages the use of recycled items such as shoeboxes, milk jugs, oatmeal containers, etc.
If you would like to view the complete details of each recipe and craft idea, please visit the ABC 7 Eyewitness News page here: Family Fun on a Budget
Beth Engelman is a former Kindergarten and First Grade teacher. She writes for the Chicago Sun-Times / Pioneer Press and is a regular contributor to “You and Me this Morning” on WCIU-TV in Chicago as well as WGN’s Midday News.