5 frugal ways to play #5frugalthings

Old fashioned play,  frugal ways to play  are often the very best kind and I am a huge believer in using what you have to hand to entertain yourself rather than having to pay.

A trip to the cinema can be £30 …a DVD borrowed from a family friend? Nothing.

Yep, it is EASY to be thrifty.


Frugal ways to play

Here are some of my favourite thrifty play ideas..do you do /remember any of these:

1. Folded Paper Monster

frugal ways to play

I bet you made these as a child! You can find the very simple instructions here.


2. Arts and crafts from your recycling  – all you need is glue and your imagination. Have a look here for junky modelling inspiration.


3. Flower pressing

It is so lovely to play with flowers and flower pressing is free and fabulous and can lead to some lovely art projects.


4. How about some printer play form downloading a word search to making a banner for Fathers day. Printers lend themselves to great play ideas.


Treasure hunting

Natures bounty is the perfect frugal way to play treasure hunts and collect some great craft material. You just need an egg box and to get outside.


So entertaining the kids in the holidays or at a weekend with frugal ways to play   need not be expensive at all!


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  1. May 25, 2018 / 10:30

    Actually, I’ve never seen those folded paper monsters, but I’ll be making one the next chance I get! 😀

  2. May 25, 2018 / 12:30

    What lovely frugal ideas! I’ll be doing a few of these with the kids this week while they’re off school.

  3. May 27, 2018 / 14:13

    I bet you’re an Art teacher! If not, you were one in a former life! I’ve not seen or heard of those monster ideas before so will check it out as it looks like we will have some good laughs. Thanks so much for these ideas for fun times that won’t cost much.

    • Becky Goddard-Hill
      May 28, 2018 / 10:12

      Ah bless you – have fun with them!

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