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Broke and Bored?

Ugh. What a lethal combination.

Vacation was great, but I have to confess that I caught a bad case of cabin fever at the end (despite conquering my To-Do list). Since neither travel nor splurging were in the cards this year, we found ourselves getting pretty freakin' antsy trying to entertain ourselves. And since there are still a few more months of winter left to endure, I decided to go online to find some cheap family fun.

Check out this great list over at 20 Inexpensive Ways to Entertain Your Kids in the Winter.

Some of their suggestions are practical and educational (count and roll all the spare change in the house), but most are just plain fun. When is the last time you made coffee-can stilts, or set up a soda-bottle bowling alley in your hallway? Best of all, you probably have all of the supplies you'll need on hand, and making everything will be half the fun!

Let's get a list going in the comments: what else do you and your family do to save money and beat the winter blahs?

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