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Best Play Dough Ever

Best Play Dough Ever
Homemade playdough – If ever there was a quintessential DIY this is it! Parents and children have been happily cooking up this stuff at home for decades. Today our newest contributor Kaley is sharing her favorite play dough recipe using another kid classic: Jell-O (because it just wouldn’t be an MPMK post without some sort of twist). I think you’re going to love this recipe. Kaley promises it comes out silky smooth and I could practically smell the fruity scents wafting form my computer as I read her post. What kid doesn’t love play dough? It’s super easy, inexpensive, and a perfect project for the kids to help with. You will need: white flour – 1 cupwarm water – 1 cupsalt – 2 tbspcream of tartar – 2 tbspcooking oil – 2 tbspJello – 1 3oz pack Click through for full instructions. Mix all of the ingredients together in a small saucepan. Even though it makes for a longer process and a lot more clean up, let the little ones do the measuring and mixing. This recipe makes a lot of play dough.

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Origami Box (design by Robin Glynn and Carmen Sprung) These simple boxes are very easy to fold and can be used to hold beads, paper clips, candies and much more. Each origami box is made from a single sheet of paper, no cutting or glue required! There are two different designs featured in this post – Gift Box by Robin Glynn (origami box with lid) and Krimskrams Box by Carmen Sprung. Description Colorful Patterned Owls We took a break from Halloween crafting this week by reading The Little White Owl by Tracey Corderoy and Jane Chapman. After completed our Little White Owl Craft we decided we wanted to make the colorful patterned owls depicted in the story too. Paper plates work so well to make owls, so we stuck with them on this project. Start by painting three small paper plates one color. After they are dry, use a different color to paint a pattern on one of the paper plates to use as the body for the owl.

ice dinosaur egg Summer is starting to wind down a bit, with camp ending and VBS almost over, so I need to get my act together and find more kid crafts! Anybody have some good ideas??? This past week we had "dinosaur" week which consisted of walking around like dinosaurs, prancing play dinosaurs through play dough and lots of digging in the sandbox. of course, there was one little activity that topped all the rest and that would be the infamous dinosaur ICE EGGS! Life-Size Building Blocks 04 Jun Happy Monday everyone. I’m pretty thrilled to be able to announce today that Allison of All for the Boys will also be joining the MPMK team as a regular contributor. If you’ve been paying attention, then you already know I’m a fan (featured her here and here). As you’ll see from today’s post, her ideas are spectacularly fun but also remarkably simple.

Halloween Pumpkin Carving Templates Featured: Pawsitive Change Smart Living DIY Grid Painting If you frequent Big Box Detox you will know that I am always looking for affordable art options. When I found this super thin painter’s tape in our basement (left by the previous owner) I thought it would be perfect for a DIY art project and the grid painting was born! To complete this project here is what you need… To start, tape off your blank canvas in a grid. Next step: tape the other directions

Owls, Foil, Glue, and Shoe Polish (original artwork by David, grade 5) Art Club, Grades 1-6 This is one of my all-time favorite projects. Easter Eggs! I always have my kid sister come over for Easter and we never really do much with our eggs other then dye a few with those cheap little dye kits from Target. This year I am going to go all out with the eggs! I have found a few cute tutorials online and I can't wait to try them. Onion Skin Easter Eggs This one I am the most excited for.

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