How to Dye Rice with Kool-Aid Tutorial

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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

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  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 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 [...]

Quick ‘n Easy Peppermint Playdough Recipe

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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 [...]

SUPER SIMPLE PUDDING PAINT

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I love edible finger paint. What’s not to love? Your toddler gets to be creative, explore through their senses and you don’t have to worry about them tasting it. It’s the best of both worlds. We have made a few other edible paint recipes in the past found here and here. We especially love the greek [...]

Quick ‘n Easy Greek Yogurt Finger Paint

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This is a quick tutorial for making Greek Yogurt Finger Paint. It is beyond easy to make and super quick as well. This paint is perfect for introducing babies to finger painting. It is non-toxic, edible, and a great sensory experience for them. Fun with this paint is not limited to infants, toddlers and preschoolers [...]

Chalk Paint Recipe

Chalk can be all kinds of fun for children but what about chalk paint? Never heard of it? I hadn’t heard either of it till I ran across it on Pinterest and book marked it for future use. We tried it out this weekend and it really was a lot of fun. It was definitely [...]

Homemade Play Dough

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  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 [...]

Edible finger paint

Edible Finger Paint

Finger painting is a great way for babies and toddlers to practice their creativity while having a blast. Since they have a tendency to put everything in their mouth, edible and non toxic paint is a must! There are several ways to do this. When Isabella was about 9 months old I put some pureed [...]