10 ways to make kids happys for $1

Kids: 10 ways to entertain young children for $1 or less (without the TV) – Lifehacker

Sick of paying hundreds of dollars for toys your kids don’t play with? Tired of the latest toy catching your child’s attention and having it turn out to be something you consider offensive (Bratz) or impossible to acquire (break dancing Elmo)?

Never fear. These classic toys and activities can be created with stuff you probably already have lying around your house. Plus, they will entertain your kids for hours and when they are done, you can chuck ’em without feeling bad you spent your Christmas bonus to get them. Plus, studies show a child will remember a toy you both created far longer than a store bought toy.

Here are the top 10 ways to entertain your young child for $1 or less.

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