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

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Spring Spotters

Spring is here! So I've done a little activity to get you out the house and use up some of the kids energy! 

Print this page for the kids, go on a little walk and see how many signs of spring you can spot.

Flowers and trees - New flowers are a great way of spotting spring. Can you find daffodils, bluebells and tree blossom?

Woodland filled with bluebells

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Live Lagom - Living Sustainably - Part 2

We are now well into our Live LAGOM journey. If you didn't read my earlier post 'living lagom' is about living just right. Not too much, just enough.

Card that reads 'Lagom, not too little, not too much, just right', set against a cake plate and flower

We now have all our chosen items. Bulbs, rugs, curtains, pans, batteries and a giant airer are scattered and in place around the house. We've redecorated the front room and if true Lagom fashion have used the paint from a selection we already had. For the first time since we've lived here we have curtains in our living room and have accompanied them with a thicker rug. As a result our house is warmer, less drafty and more welcoming. For the first time since moving here six years ago it finally feels like home.