Wednesday 27 April 2016

Cheap Chirp Can Bird Feeder

My latest craft post is the last of our bird feeders. It uses a lot of the same products so if you've done the others you won't need to buy many more materials and if you haven't done the others it is still a cheap craft!

You will need
  • A clean and empty can
  • Finger paints (I got mine on special offer @ B&M for £2.00 but they are currently £2.99)
  • Peanut butter (if you haven't got any from last time it is currently 62p @ Asda, Tesco and Morrisons)
  • Bird seed (69p @ Poundstretcher)
  • A bowl or pot for the paint (I used a paper bowl)
  • A bowl or plate for the bird seed
  • String
  • Scissors
  • Spoon or spatula
  • Bowl of soapy water 
  • Kitchen roll
As with all my crafts don't buy anything you won't use again! If you haven't got paints, use felt tips or maybe the kids have some stickers lying around that you'd like to be used for something other than decorating the house!

The listed equipment and ingredients

Monday 18 April 2016

What I've learnt so far

Time has passed so quickly and our little babs will be 2 in a matter of weeks. I can honestly say that the parenthood road has been bumpy. I've tried my best but yes I've made mistakes. Here's what I've discovered nearly 2 years in!

Little boy sitting in a teacup ride with a huge smile

Tuesday 12 April 2016

Cheap Chirp Toilet Roll Bird Feeder is the place for super cheap and easy to do crafts, so if you fancy getting crafty without breaking the bank read on!  

For this super cheap chirp bird feeder you will need
  • Empty toilet roll
  • Peanut Butter (if you haven't got any from last time it's currently 62p at Asda. Tesco and Morrisons)
  • Bird seed (69p @ Poundstretcher)
  • Spoon or spatula
  • Bowl or plate
Remember if you aren't going to use all the items don't buy them. Maybe a friend or family member loves peanut butter and could spare you some. 

Listed ingredients and equipment

Monday 4 April 2016

Cheap Chirp Apple Bird Feeder

One of the aims of the blog is to bring you cheap and cheerful crafts to do with the kids!! Lets be honest, nobody poops money!! Who wants to spend £10 on craft materials you possibly won't ever use again??!!

Here's one of my favourite cheap crafts. The prices are listed alongside the materials BUT if you aren't going to use them regularly or again, ask yourself can I borrow some of these items? Maybe you're having friends round over the half term and you can split the cost or bring an item each??

Cheap chirp bird feeder

You will need
  • 1 Apple (£1.19 for a 1kg bag @ Lidl, making it 17p an apple)
  • Peanut Butter (we had some in the cupboard but it's currently 62p a jar @ Asda)
  • String (we had this to but it's currently 50p for a 40m ball @ Wilko's)
  • Bird seed (69p @ Poundstretcher)
  • Scissors
  • Spoon or spatula
  • A plate or bowl
The equipment and ingredients listed