Frugal Family Fun – A Day Full of Crafts, Apples, Food and FUN!

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(Last Updated On: September 4, 2019)

Since Halloween is just around the corner, I figured we would all we taking in the last few days of October and visiting all the fall fun places.  One of my favorite places to visit when I am up north is the Apple Orchard! There are also some GREAT finger-foods and snack deals at Publix this week, I am going to give you some ideas for an afternoon out snack-bag shopping list, a few recipes, and a craft!

A trip to a local apple orchard is another FREE fun outdoor activity and offers families a chance to participate in the fall harvest. Some farms also offer horse-drawn wagon rides, making the excursion a real adventure for kids. Pack some goodies and you can make a day of it.

If you are a Publix shopper there are some wonderful deals this week.  I would grab these for snacks!

Keebler Fudge Shoppe Cookies, 6.6 to 15 oz, BOGO $3.49

-$0.55/2 Keebler Cookies 9/18/2011 RP Insert (exp 11/13/2011)
-$0.55/1 Keebler Mint Creme Cookies 9/18/2011 RP Insert (exp 11/13/2011)
-$1/2 Keebler Cookies Publix Booklet, Score Big Savings 9/6/2011 (exp 10/31/2011)

Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks, 4.5 to 8 oz, BOGO $2.79

-$0.50/2 Betty Crocker Fruit Flavored Snacks 10/9/2011 SS Insert (exp 12/3/2011)
-$0.50/2 Betty Crocker Fruit Flavored Snacks 9/11/2011 GM Insert (exp 11/5/2011)
-B1G1 Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks peelie

Lay’s Potato Chips 10 to 10.5 oz, (Excluding Kettle Cooked, Baked, Light and Natural) BOGO $4.29

-$2/2 Lay’s Potato Chips 8 oz + tearpad (exp 12/31/2011)

Cheez-It Snack Crackers 9.75 to 14 oz, BOGO $3.29

-$1/2 Sunshine Cheez-It 9/18/2011 RP Insert (exp 11/13/2011)
-$1/2 Sunshine Cheez-Its 9/6/2011 Publix Booklet, Score Big Savings (exp 10/31/2011)
-$1/2 Sunshine Cheez-It Baked Snack Crackers Rolling

Quaker Chewy Granola Bars or Smashbar Snack Bars, 6.1 to 6.7 oz, BOGO $2.99

-$.75/1 Quaker Smashbar Snack Bars peelie

For an easy, quick breakfast grab these:

Pillsbury Toaster Strudel 6 ct, Grands! Biscuit Sandwiches, 2 ct, or Egg Scrambles 8 oz, BOGO $2.39

-$0.75/3 Pillsbury Toaster Strudel, Pastries or Pancakes 10/2/2011 GM Insert (exp 12/24/2011)
-$1/1 Pillsbury Egg Scrambles or Biscuit Sandwiches 10/2/2011 GM Insert (exp 12/4/2011)
-$1/1 Pillsbury Frozen Scrambles or Biscuit (IE) Rolling Printable (FF)

-$1.10/1 Pillsbury Frozen Egg Scrambles OR Biscuit (exp 11/10/2011)
-$0.50/2 Pillsbury Toaster Strudel 9/11/2011 GM Insert (exp 12/3/2011)
-$1/1 Pillsbury Frozen Egg Scrambles or Biscuit 9/11/2011 GM Insert (exp 12/3/2011)
-$0.50/2 Pillsbury Strudel, Scrambles or Pancakes (exp 11/5/2011)
-$0.50/2 Pillsbury Toaster Strudel, Scrambles 8/7/2011 GM Insert (exp 10/29/2011)

And for a quick snack when you get home grab these:

Totino’s Pizza Rolls 40 ct or Pizza Stuffers 4 ct, BOGO $3.31

-$0.40/2 Totino’s Rolls Snacks (exp 11/5/2011)
-$0.40/2 Totino’s Rolls Snacks 10/2/2011 GM Insert (exp 12/24/2011)
-$0.75/1 Totino’s Pizza Stuffers 10/2/2011 GM Insert (exp 12/24/2011)
-$0.40/2 Totino’s Rolls Snacks (exp 11/2/2011)
-$0.50/1 Totino’s Pizza Stuffers (IE) Rolling Printable (FF)
-$0.75/1 Totino’s Pizza Stuffers 9/11/2011 GM Insert (exp 12/3/2011)
-$0.35/1 Totino’s Roll Snacks 9/11/2011 GM Insert (exp 12/3/2011)
-$0.75/1 Totino’s Pizza Stuffers 8/7/2011 SS Insert (exp 10/29/2011)
-$0.35/1 Totino’s Roll Snacks 8/7/2011 GM Insert (exp 10/29/2011)

An abundance of apples at the orchard means there will be plenty to spare for craft projects! Cut the apples in half to create an apple-stamp bag, dry a few for funny-faced apple dolls and sour puss puppets or carve a set of candleholders. Just be sure to save enough to make an easy and delicious apple pie and some homemade applesauce. Wrap any unused fruit in newspaper and store in a cool, dry place.
I am having a ball finding these crafts – I really liked the Apple Bag – because again – it would make an absolutely adorable gift for family members and even teacher gifts!

Even the youngest picker can make this apple-y sack to use on the next excursion to the local orchard.

Materials: (You can find all of these at Michael’s!)

Fabric bag (cloth grocery sacks work well)
Fabric paint (green, red and brown)



Fold over some newspaper and insert it into the fabric bag, laying it flat so that the paint will not seep through. With a brush, use brown paint to fashion a tree trunk and let dry.

Then use a horizontally cut apple to make leaves by brushing a thin layer of green fabric paint onto the apple and pressing it around the top of the trunk. Repeat several times (make sure to look for the star in the print).

After the green paint dries, cut an apple in half vertically. Pick the side that still has the stem and brush with red fabric paint. Then “hang” juicy apples on the tree.

Even with your grocery trip for snacks, your crafts tools and a FREE trip to the apple orchard – you should come in well under budget – making this a wonderful FALL FRUGAL FAMILY FUN DAY!

Have Fun!

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