How to Dye Rice with Kool-Aid Tutorial

play recipe

This is a simple tutorial on how to dye rice with Kool-aid. This is a great way to add vibrant colors and scents to rice for sensory bins. You’ll need: 1 cup rice 1/2 teaspoon Kool-aid 1 teaspoon rubbing alcohol large ziplock bag Directions: 1-Pour your rice inside the bag and add 1/2 teaspoon of [...]

Simple Chocolate Play Dough Recipe

chocolate play dough recipe

  This is a simple recipe for chocolate scented play dough. Chocolate play dough is great for pretend play; use in a pretend bakery, make pretend chocolates, or decorate chocolate easter eggs.     For this recipe you’ll need: 2 1/2 cups flour (all purpose) 1 cup salt 1/2 cup cocoa 2 TB cream of [...]

{Goof off day} Silly Felt Faces

Silly felt faces

Happy National Goof Off Day to you! March 22nd is National Goof Off Day and we are celebrating it as part of our {Celebrate the fun} Silly Holiday Series. Do you or your kids need an excuse to goof off and have some fun? Well, now you have one! Part of goofing off is putting [...]

Tell a Fairy Tale Day with Magic Fairy Wand Craft

Fairy Wand

Once Upon a Time, There once was a mommy who loved her family more than anything in the world. Sometimes she felt the day-to-day monotony could put a damper on her and her family’s mood. To overcome this, she became determined to bring some fun and whimsy into their everyday lives. One way she did [...]

Salt Dough Dinosaur Fossils

Salt Dough Dinosaur Fossils

Dinosaur week would not be complete without making dinosaur fossils! This is an easy and fun way for children to learn about fossils. For this activity you’ll need: Salt dough (recipe found here) Small dinosaur figurines (mine were bought at the dollar store) First prepare your salt dough and then roll it out to about [...]

Salt Dough Recipe

Salt dough recipe

This is a super easy salt dough recipe. Salt dough is great for making ornaments, handprint or footprint keepsakes, figurines, jewelry, dinosaur fossils, and much more. Ingredients: 1 cup salt 2 cups all purpose flour 1 cup luke warm water food coloring (optional) Directions: Combine your flour and salt Add your water and stir until [...]

Arts and Craft Supplies for Kids Guide

Arts and Crafts Supplies for kids

I have had requests for an arts and craft supplies beginners guide. If you are new to crafting with children, or you just want a quick reference guide of supplies that are essential for crafting with children, you have come to the right spot. I am going to share with you all the must-have supplies and [...]

Once There was a Snowman Felt Storyboard and Song

Snowman Felt Story Board

Once There was a Snowman is my daughter favorite song to sing and act out right now. I thought is would be fun to use our DIY Flannel Board and make some fun snowmen to act out the song. I am joining with several other bloggers to bring you a winter blog hop. At the [...]

Christmas Activity for Kids- Memory Match Game

DIY Memory Matching Game Christmas

This is a super FAST and EASY DIY memory game! Use your left over foam Christmas shapes that we used in the Christmas Candy Counting and the Stocking and Tree Decorating. For this game you will need: 2 pairs of each foam shape set. I used the trees, stocking, gingerbread, and snowman. Construction paper or another [...]

Easy Peppermint Playdough Recipe

peppermint playdough recipe

For this recipe you’ll need: 2 cups flour 2 TB oil (I used olive oil) 1/2 cup salt 2 TB cream of tartar 2 cups boiling water 2 TB peppermint extract Red food coloring INSTRUCTIONS: 1. First mix the flour, salt, cream of tartar, and oil together. 2. Then add the boiling water and mix [...]

Holiday Photo Memories

recording memories of the holidays

“A moment lasts all of a second, but the memory lives on forever.” -Unknown This was my daughter’s 2nd Thanksgiving and it is amazing how much difference a year makes. As I was pondering how fast the holidays past, I really wanted a way to record and capture some of the memories. I thought that this was [...]

Salt Dough Footprint Christmas Ornament

Salt Dough Footprint Ornament for kids

This is a a cute DIY Christmas ornament made out of salt dough. These are so easy to make and they would make a great homemade Christmas gift! Head over to The Studio and check out how to make it HERE.