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.