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Don't you LOVE it when your little one is over the moon about an activity you shared together?! I do!! This morning we made RAINBOW SLIME and Biscuit was beside herself with excitement. There are a few ways to make slime, however I found this recipe works best ~ 1 1/2 cups of CLEAR glue and 1 1/2 cups of liquid starch. The liquid starch we used was the brand STA-FLO, you can find it at your local grocery store with the laundry detergent or you can purchase on amazon. You mix it all together, separate the slime into a few small bowls and add food coloring to each bowl. You only need a few drops of food coloring!!! Making her slime All ready to go! "Stretchy" "Eeeeeew." "I squish it!" Deep in thought.... By the end there was just one big ball of slime. She played with this stuff for thirty minutes ~ uninterrupted. *High-fiving myself* Happy Playing & Exploring!!

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Easy Homemade Playdough Recipe 7.9K Flares4.0K643.8K120--×7.9K Flares I love doing fun things with my kids, but I don’t do stuff as often as I’d like because of time and the mess. The Lord knows I have enough messes to clean up as it is without purposefully adding to it! I look on Pinterest and see all those cute craft projects and ideas for kids. I pin that glitter project that’s momentarily caught my eye and for a fleeting moment, I contemplate actually attempting it. And then the realist in me takes over and I know it ain’t gonna happen.

Creating 3-D Paper Sculptures With Kids On most Fridays, I set-out a free play art activity for my girls. I pull out materials we haven’t used in a while, various items that fit a theme (like “round”), or craft supplies that we don’t normally use together. While we often enjoy doing crafts together, these art times are all about experimenting and enjoying the process. We recently created 3-D paper sculptures, which my girls declared one of their favorite projects ever. Sometimes the simplest supplies are the best inspiration! The basic idea of this project is to make something with dimension – with a little creativity, paper doesn’t have to be flat! Homemade Play Dough I loved playing with play dough as a kid, and enjoyed working with clay in my pottery classes in high school as well. There's something to be said for making something out of a clump of clay...or dough...or even mud - although play dough is the least messy of the three! Lately I've noticed that my son seems really interested in the different textures of his food. I've seen him squeeze birthday cake, yogurt, and bananas through his little fingers, and he seemed delighted by the texture.

Rainbow Roses: All Colors in One Rose The rainbow rose is a rose which has had its petals artificially coloured. The colouring method exploits the rose’s natural processes by which water is drawn up the stem. By splitting the stem and dipping each part in a differently coloured water, the colours are drawn into the petals resulting in a multicoloured rose. Besides roses, other cut flowers can also be coloured using the same method. The rainbow rose has been developed by a collaboration of two dutch companies, River Flowers and F.J. Zandbergen & Zn.

25 Stunning Play Tents to Buy or DIY By Jaime Morrison Curtis | Every kid loves a small space to call their own. I rounded up 25 of the most inspiring play tents for kids, many of which include tutorials for you to make your own. And for those of us that are not especially handy, I’ve included some surprisingly gorgeous play tents you can buy. We made colored sand and fall leaves in preschool Last week, we explored making colored sand. This was a process that I wasn’t quite sure how to do so we experimented a bit… The first time we used colored chalk to try and color the sand but this process just didn’t work out that well for us… Art Dolls by Du Buh Du Designs - Gift Idea: Photo Coasters Three years ago I moved to Oregon, just weeks before Christmas. Mark and I had to come up with an idea for family gifts in a hurry with a limited budget. I had seen a set of four decorative coaster tiles selling for forty dollars in a local boutique and thought I could do the same,but much cheaper. I did some research online and only found expensive kits to make photo tiles.

Handprint Reindeer Hat Be Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer with fun reindeer crafts for kids. Make antlers from your handprints, add the red nose and you can guide Santa’s sleigh. Supplies 2 pieces 0f 8.5" x 11" piece of brown construction paperCraft sticksGoogle eyesSmall red pom pomScissorsTacky craft glueRed marker Sponge Bomb Bucket Toss For a FUN time, here’s how to make sponge bombs! Begin by cutting up ordinary household sponges into thirds, and wrapping an “ouchless” hair elastic around them…. Tip — Here is a quick video tutorial to demo how QUICK & easy these are to make! Grab a friend and a couple of buckets — each person kneels in front of a bucket filled to the top with water.

Kool-Aid Hair Dye How to dye your hair with Kool-aid? Yeah that’s right. The best thing about it is that it’s not permanent! 4 Ways to Keep A Toddler Busy While Caring for a Newborn Give your toddler their own cabinet to keep them busy in the kitchen. Anyone who has had a baby knows the many challenges a newborn can present. When the new baby is your second baby, you are faced with all those challenges again while simultaneously trying to meet the needs of an older sibling. Arming yourself with some “go-to” activities that promote independence for a toddler will be key for not only surviving, but actually enjoying those first days as a parent of two.

V and Co how to: jersey knit bracelet i don't know what it is about this time of year that makes me just want to have my bare feet in the sand, be watching the sun setting into the ocean, and breathing in the warm salty air of the i get older, more and more i find myself missing that place i used to go to almost as a teen. (my skin doesn't miss it. as a matter of fact, i now wish i listened more and DID put SPF on my face...hindsight is 20/20). my mom calls me from her walk on the beach almost every morning...*sigh*yeah, i get a little homesick around this time of the year. heck on my pinterest my "dreaming of summer" has the most pictures in it. ah yes. i miss my ocean. case in point. this bracelet, brought a flood of memories, not because i used to have one like it but because i can totally see me wearing it by the beach, not caring that it's gotten salty and wet, because i can totally make another one in like less than 5 minutes flat when i get home.