Christmas Activities For Toddlers

Christmas is my favourite time of year. I love getting in the festive spirit as early as possible, so over the past few weeks Ollie and I have been doing lots of Christmas activities and crafts. When you’ve got a toddler at home, it can be hard to think of ways to entertain them. Especially if you get snowed in like we did last week and they start climbing the walls! All these activities are easy to prepare and can be done with things you already have around the house.

Salt Dough Ornaments

I love making salt dough for Ollie because you can use ingredients from the kitchen and it only takes a few minutes to prepare. We printed his hands into the salt dough and used cookie cutters to make ornaments for the tree. It’s a great sensory activity for toddlers and you get a keepsake at the end. read more

How To Make Salt Dough Ornaments

How to make salt dough ornaments

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Making salt dough ornaments is a great Christmas activity for kids of all ages. It’s easy to prepare using just a few ingredients from your kitchen, so it’s very frugal too. I also love the fact that it only uses natural ingredients, so it won’t be a problem if your little one decides to taste it!

How To Make Salt Dough

Ingredients:

1 Cup Of Plain Flour
1/2 Cup Of Salt
1/3 Cup of Water

Just mix the ingredients together in a bowl, and knead it for a few minutes. I’ve found it works best if you use lukewarm water and mix it in slowly. You want it to be firm enough to work with and not crack when you roll it out. If it’s too sticky just add a bit more flour, or more water if it’s too dry. You can also add a few drops of food colouring if you like to colour the dough. read more

How To Get The Best Black Friday Savings

Black Friday is undoubtedly one of the best times of the year to grab a bargain. I’m sharing my best Black Friday tips to help you save big this year!

A lot of people think Black Friday deals might not be all they’re cracked up to be. Yes it’s true some retailers do use sneaky tactics to increase their profits, but it is still possible to get some great bargains. Personally I think if you do it right you can save a fortune…just make sure you’re not dragged into the madness and end up buying things you don’t need! read more

How To Survive Christmas On A Budget

Christmas is my favourite time of year and even though I’m on tight budget I don’t let that affect my celebrations. I’m actually normally a lot more organised and would have finished most of my shopping by now. This year has been a bit more hectic with a baby to take care of, but there’s still time to grab a few bargains and cut the cost of Christmas.

Set A Budget AND STICK TO IT!

Decide how much you can realistically afford to spend and stick to that budget. If money is a bit tight, consider buying fewer presents – do you really need a gift for your kid’s teacher or the lady down the road? Set a spend limit with family or agree to only buy presents for the kids. read more