In a previous post I mentioned an upcoming book by Crystal Paine from Money Saving Mom. Her publisher is offering a free chapter of her book on saving money on groceries without needing to use coupons.
With the holiday gift giving season, one of the jokes is that many kids have almost as much fun with the cardboard boxes than with the actual gifts. There was a recent post on the 5 best toys of all time. These include sticks, cardboard boxes, string, cardboard tubes and dirt.
Here are some other ideas of easy homemade toys.
It is not always necessary to spend a lot of money on gifts. Another tip I have heard of is to put some of the toys away for a few months. Once you bring them out again the kids may be more interested in them since they are some what new to them again.
This is part of a 90 day Holiday Countdown, previous posts can be found here