New Uses for Old Arts & Crafts Projects

✨Do what you can, when you can✨

All parents are busy. None of us have unlimited time or resources to share with our kids. But we make the most of what we have & we try our best to make the moments count ❤️
$Free.99 Family Fun tip: When our kitchen table starts to look like it’s about to collapse from the weight of old paper arts & crafts projects, this is what I do: I take pictures of the projects to remember them by, I display some of them on the fridge & then I ask my 5-year-old if he wants to cut up the rest with the scissors ✂️ While I declutter, I throw out challenges to him like can you cut out a square for Mommy, how about a circle, let me see you cut a straight line, etc. 💥BOOM💥 That’s how you multitask like a pro 💁😆 I cleaned up, he practiced his cutting skills & he enjoyed showing off & receiving praise & attention from Mommy 👍

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Fun at the Zoo

I recently took my two youngest children to the Los Angeles Zoo for the first time and they had so much fun.  The weather was gorgeous, the kids really got a kick out of the exhibits & it wasn’t too hard on my bank account.  #Winning

The majestic elephants were a sight to see!

 

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The gorillas are always my favorite!

If a trip to your local zoo is on your to-do list,  here’s five $Free99 Family Fun tips for you:

  1. Plan ahead & find your best admission price. Sign up to receive emails from the zoo, so you’ll be the first to know about special discounts, promotions & events. Check for special discounts through your employer and any clubs your affiliated with.  Another option is making it a group trip with your extended family or friends to qualify for a group discount.
  2. Bring your own food & drinks. Many zoos allow this, so take full advantage of this huge savings & pack a lunch, snacks & drinks.
  3. Don’t rent the strollers. If you have multiple little ones, bring your wagon from home or borrow one from a friend. No additional cost & more room to haul your food & drinks, too!
  4. Steer clear of the gift shops.  Take lots of fun pics & then use a website like shutterfly.com to create a photobook or put your prints on hats, shirts, mugs, magnets, etc.
  5. Don’t forget your sunscreen & hats or umbrellas.  No matter how nice the weather, lots of walking around in the sun = H.O.T.  Bring your own gear, or you may find yourself desperately seeking these items at the gift shop & it will cost you!

Hope this helps!  If you have any suggestions for more ways to save or enjoy the zoo, let me know in the comments 🙂