I’ve been given a challenge by 99p Stores – they sent me £10.00 voucher and asked me to see exactly what I could spend it on – this is the start of #my99psummer.
My plan was to get something for the garden and then a variety of things to keep a 3 and half-year old Monkey amused through the summer holidays – come rain or shine.
So while monkey spent his last day at pre-school before the holidays last week I went shopping to see if I could fulfill my plans. How do you think I did?
So, the first purchase was for the birds in our garden – a new feeder complete with bird food.
Task 1 – completed – something for the garden!
Task 2 – something to amuse Monkey on a dull day …….
Monkey was eager to do some painting, so I decided to let his creativity loose on the wooden puzzle jeep.
The instructions advised us to make the puzzle up and then paint it. In hindsight, with a 3 and half year old Monkey I probably would have got him to paint all the elements before putting it together, but anyway …..
Monkey really enjoyed this project, I thought he’d get bored, but he stuck with it and painted everything to his satisfaction. I also thought we’d run out of paint as the pots were so small – but no, we had lots of paint left over, so am sure we’ll make use of that at a later date. The set also came with a brush, so we were ready to go as soon as we opened the box.
The only issue we have had, was with the steering wheel, I just cannot get it to stay attached to the car if I follow the instructions. I think we will have to glue it in place, but for 99p it is still a real bargain, and the jeep now sits on Monkey’s bedroom shelf in pride of place.
Watch this blog to see what we do with our next bargains!
disclaimer: we were given £10 voucher to purchase the items for the #my99psummer posts for review, our comments however, remain our own honest thoughts.