Friday, August 5, 2016

Blog Tour: $5 Family Fun: 50 Craft Activities That Won't Break Your Budget by Meggan Spicer

$5 Family Fun
50 Craft Activities That Won't Break Your Budget 
by Meggan Spicer

Book Description:

Doing fun activities with the family gets expensive, but now with Meggan’s $5 Family Fun, you can make, bake, and do incredibly fun things with your young family for under $5. Using dollar store finds, free local services, generic bands, and common household items, you can make every day an adventure. Gather your whole family together for inexpensive family fun activities and memories that last forever.

Book Review:

I love doing fun creative things with my kids for holiday and special days, and you know....whatever days. The only problem is, is that I'm not creative at all. Anything we end up doing I can guarantee you it probably came from Pinterest.  Enter $5 Family Fun. Here are some things I liked about this e-book:

One- It's actually doable. I can't tell you how many things I have pinned that I know I'm really never going to do because of the time and effort involved (or it's over my skill level). Or how many things have I pinned and tried, and then looked at my results and the Pinterest results and they look nothing all. All of these activities are easily done, and will turn out similar.

Two- Most of them my kids can do/help with. A lot of time my inner OCD person comes out with my Pinterest crafts and I just can't handle letting the kids help, or honestly, they can't help because it's over their skill level. Plus, when you have five kids and you try to do a craft with everyone there...there is only one of me and I hear a chorus of "Mom!" "I need help!" "Can you....?" But these crafts I could let everyone go wild. Sure my 3 and 5-year-olds will still need some help, but two is much easier to help than all five.

Three- They really are five dollars. The inner frugal person living inside me is cheering right now. I love cheap crafts. I find that I let me kids help more with cheap stuff too. I know....I know...but being a mom is a work in progress, and I'm working on it.

Four- It's all in one place. Yes, I have seen most of these crafts in some form or other on Pinterest. However, it's kind of nice to have it all in one handy little place.

So If any of these sound good to you, why don't you give this book a try.

Title: $5 Family Fun: 50 Craft Activities That Won't Break Your Budget
Publisher: Cedar Fort
Published: June 2016
Source: I received an eCopy in exchange for a review.