$5 Family Fun: 50 Craft Activities {eBook Review}

$5 Family Fun

Disclosure: I was given a free copy of this ebook for review purposes. However, all opinions are 100% my own. Also, this post contains affiliate links.  

I was recently invited to review Meggan Spicer’s new ebook $5 Family Fun: 50 Craft Activities That Won’t Break Your Budget. Meggan Spicer is a fellow Arkansas blogger who lives in Central Arkansas. She a wife, a mother, and an HR recruiter by day. Meggan blogs at megganspicer.com where she writes about Food & Fun, Frugal Tips, Movie Reviews, Southern Soirees, and more.

When I was asked to review Meggan’s book I was excited to see what type of activities the book would have. Because as a mom of two who also homeschools I like for my kids to have fun and to be able to craft, but I don’t like spending a lot of more on a single craft. For me $5 or less for a craft is great. That’s means I’m not buying tons of materials and spending loads of money on thirty minutes of fun.

I was really pleased with how $5 Family Fun is organized. First off you will find crafts arranged by holidays. Some of the holidays included in Meggan’s book are the usual holidays like Valentine’s, Easter, Indepence Day, Halloween, and Christmas. However, there are a lot of holidays included that you might not think about celebrating with your kids like National Space Day, UFO Day, Teddy Bear Picnic Day, International Ninja Day, and so many more.

After the holiday craft activities, $5 Family Fun next has general crafts that are fun to make any time of the year. Just like the holiday crafts , the general crafts all sound really fun and are still $5 or less to make. Some of the general craft activities  are:

  • Take a Hike- Trail Mix & State Park Hike
  • And…Action!- Make Your Own Movie Movie and Concession Treats
  • Rainy Day Rainbows- Homemade Rainbow Crayons and Rainbow Frozen Pudding Pops

I really like the $5 Family Fun ebook a lot. I like that the crafts are made for families of four, but that the crafts can be modified for families of all sizes.  I also, like it that these crafts utilize dollar store finds, common household items, and free local services. Overall, I think this is a great book to purchase if you like to make crafts with your kids, but you don’t want to spend a lot of money doing so. To purchase $5 Family Fun: 50 Craft Activities That Won’t Break Your Budget you can go to Amazon, ibooks, Barnes & Noble, or Books & Things. Also, to see some of the crafts included in the book, head over to megganspicer.com.


  • Reply Nerline Germain August 11, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    It is so affordable. I will look into it. Great review!
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    • Reply Sonya August 11, 2016 at 9:43 pm

      The crafts are very affordable and look like they would be a lot of fun too.

  • Reply Tamara August 12, 2016 at 2:48 am

    Rainbows and trail mix – oh my! Affordable, time-consuming and fun is right up my alley.
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    • Reply Sonya August 16, 2016 at 10:47 pm

      A cheap activity that can eat up an hour or so is always a win 🙂

  • Reply Mrs. AOK August 14, 2016 at 4:52 pm

    What a wonderful book!! I know many parents could use this, because who doesn’t wonder what we should do while also considering price? Brilliant! I just did a $5 activity yesterday we took a (small) hike to a waterfall and we did bring trail mix, but we didn’t make it.
    Thanks for your review, Sonya!

    • Reply Sonya August 16, 2016 at 10:44 pm

      There are a lot of great activities in the book that I plan on doing with my kids.

  • Reply Drea August 17, 2016 at 5:46 pm

    Oh yes, this book is right up my alley. I’m always looking for affordable family fun for the kiddos. Will be checking this read out. Thanks for sharing, Sonya!
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    • Reply Sonya August 18, 2016 at 11:16 pm

      Me too, I like to have fun with my family but I don’t want to spend a lot of money doing it 🙂

  • Reply Victoria Heckstall August 19, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    This is something I need. With winter coming, the boys and I won’t be out and about that much on weekends, so having some affordable craft ideas to do at home would be awesome. #productreviewparty

  • Reply Dani Chapman August 19, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    Sound like a great book for families on a budget!

  • Reply Suzie August 19, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    That sounds awesome! If I had littles still I would so use that. If we decide to adopt I would love too! Great review Sonya! #productreviewparty
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  • Reply Stacie August 20, 2016 at 2:10 am

    This is cool. I love the idea of only spending 5 bucks on anything, especially kids crafts.
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  • Reply Louida August 22, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    Now that’s what I call affordable! Making crafts can be so expensive when you have to buy all the supplies. This sounds like a great ebook. #ProductReviewParty
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  • Reply LaKita August 29, 2016 at 7:22 pm

    The book sounds great and like it will be a really good gift for someone with younger children. I will be sure to check it out.
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