5 Budget-Friendly Weekend Ideas

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Looking for something to keep your brood busy this weekend? We’ve got a few ideas that are sure to keep your family entertained, while keeping your budget in check.

1. Make a Masterpiece
With only 15 minutes and a few common kitchen items, you can whip up some homemade, non-toxic playdough. Give it a try, and your little sculptor will be well on their way to their next great work of art.

2. Explore the Great Indoors
Too cold to head outside? No problem! There are plenty of ways to keep little ones busy in the comfort of your own home.

3. Hang Out With Your Tween
While you might find it hard to relate to your tween these days, you’d be surprised what can happen when you share an activity that you both enjoy. Looking for ideas? We’ve got 10!

4. Practice the Art of Pickling
Spend some bonding time in the kitchen with this quick and easy guide to pickling all kinds of fruits and veggies (did you know that you can pickle pears? True story!) The best part? Kids can help!

5. Project Runway: Home Edition
This easy afternoon project will allow you and your budding fashionista to have a blast updating old jeans with various ribbons and trims for a fresh, fun new look.

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