Fabulous Frugal Follower Friday

>> Friday, June 12, 2009

Welcome to my very first Fabulous Frugal Follower Friday. Each Friday I will be introducing you to one of my readers and featuring a blog post written by that reader that relates to frugal living, saving money or finding deals. I will also be including a Mr. Linky so that everyone can participate even if they're not being featured. Just use Mr. Linky to link to a frugal post on your own blog each week. So without further ado..........

My first Fabulous Frugal Follower is Jessica from
Another Thrifty Mom. Jessica is an army wife and a stay at home mom with a beautiful 14 month old daughter. She loves movies, photography and big family gatherings. Her blog helps people get the most of thier hard earned money by using coupons and finding the best deals around. This week Jessica shared a great post featuring inexpensive kids craft ideas.

Thrifty Kids Crafts
by Jessica @
Another Thrifty Mom

So the kids are out of school for the summer and you are trying to figure out what to do with them to keep their little hands and heads busy!

Well, there is hope yet! Here are some thrify crafts to keep you sane!

Bookmarker - Take a strip of construction paper(or cut out a strip from an empty snack or cereal box. Thanks Janet!) and let the kids decorate it with markers, sitckers, glitter (if you dare!) and any other fun items. Use contact paper to cover it. You can even punch a hole at the top and tie ribbon through it. This is a GREAT project to help encourage reading during the summer.

Edible play-"dough" - Clean your hands and mix 1 cup peanut butter, 1 cup honey, and 1 cup powdered milk. Sculpt, use cookie cutters and the imagination to create something fun & yummy!

Edible necklaces or bracelets - Use licorice shoestring (or yarn) and thread cereal (Fruit Loops or Cheerios), marshmallows, licorice, life savers or any other fun items to thread.

Coffee Can bank - Take a used coffee can and cut a slit in the top. Use construction paper, stickers, markers, glitter, crayons, etc to decorate the outside and make it a "savings can" or "wish can" for a certain item/goal. This is fantastic for teaching your kids to save for what they really want!

Make a time capsule - find items that are important, special, or trendy and put it in tin or metal canister (find one at Goodwill). You could even keep it in an old oatmeal canister if you keep it inside. Then you can bury it in the backyard or just store it in the attic or garage. Set a time to open it in the future!

Also, don't miss Jessica's post on
Thrifty Father's Day Ideas.

A big thanks to Jessica for being my first Fabulous Friday Follower. I've really enjoyed getting to know her and her blog a little better. Now it's your turn. Leave a link to your very own frugal post. Please link directly to your post and not your homepage. Also, please make sure all posts are family friendly.


Jessica Morris June 12, 2009 at 3:24 PM  

cute idea :)

sounds like a fun thing to host each friday!

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