Apple Play dough Activity

Fall apple play dough

September ushers in fall which means cooler weather, pumpkin everything, and of course, apples! We used this kool-aid play dough recipe to make red and green play dough to make play dough apples! What you’ll need: Play-dough pipe cleaner or another item to act as stems (we used wax strips) After you have your play dough, [...]

Easter Egg Chocolate Play Dough Activity

Easter Egg play dough activity

This is a fun Easter egg activity using chocolate scented play dough. For this activity you’ll need: Chocolate play dough  Pom poms Pipe cleaners Beads Plastic Easter Egg (Optional) This Activity: develops fine motor skills builds creativity Great for hand-eye coordination teaches Easter concepts great sensory experience First she put it inside the plastic egg to make [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Kiddy Platter Review

Kiddy Platter

I am very excited to share with you an awesome product that Smarty Parents sent me to try out. I didn’t really know what to expect but I have been so impressed! The Kiddy Platter is a versatile place mat and activity mat. I thought I would share some ways we have been using our [...]

Peppermint Scented Candy Cane Playdough

Peppermint Scented Candy Cane Playdough

This fun festive playdough is perfect for Christmas! It can be used to make all kinds of Christmas shapes and it smells like we are in peppermint heaven. Since we already have that wonderful peppermint scent, we used our playdough to make candy canes! For this activity first make your playdough. Here is the peppermint scented playdough [...]

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 [...]

DIY Oatmeal Play dough

Oatmeal Playdough

This homemade play dough is recipe quick, easy, and edible. You won’t have to worry about your little one putting it in their mouth, although I am not sure how good it would taste! The texture of this is different than normal play dough which will make for a nice change. For This Activity You [...]

Homemade Play Dough

easy play dough recipe

  There are so many different recipes for edible play dough out there. I made one a  recipe  a few months ago out of flour and oats. She cared more about eating it then playing with it, so I decided to hold off for a few months before trying another recipe. She still has a [...]