Friday, August 22, 2008

Frugal Friday - Exchanging Houses

Dollhouses that is. Our girls have two large dollhouses. One is a vintage Fisher Price that Polly got for Christmas four years ago. And here is the picture proof. And yes, I can't believe how much Polly has grown since then. (Small sigh)

The other dollhouse is a vintage Little Tikes that Polly bought with her own money at a yard sale about two years ago. We've had the Little Tikes house out since then and the Fisher Price house stored away but they only had one dollhouse "family". And lately they haven't played dollhouse at all.

The solution? This week we brought up the "old" dollhouse and removed the "new" one to the dungeon basement. The result? Hours of dollhouse play even though the people, furniture, and accessories are the same. The moral? Even plastic people like a change of scenery every once in awhile.

Don't own two dollhouses? This could work very well if you know another family who would be willing to trade for a little while. No money spent. Hours of play with toys already owned. That's what I call frugal. Be sure to check out Biblical Womanhood for more Frugal Friday ideas!


Brooke said...

genius! :)

Brenda said...

Such a great idea! When you rotate them, there is always a "new" toy!

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