Playroom ideas (that don't involve loud noisy battery operated toys)
SOAP MUD!!! Soap mud is a soft, foamy, glorious goop, which is wonderful for squeezing and squishing with hands and feet! It is often referred to as "clean mud" as it really does have the feeling of warm, wet mud, but is made from soap and therefore leaves your children smelling delicious!
How to make homemade ice cream in a baggie. This is just as cool as my homemade butter in a canning jar. Oh how I wish I could take credit for coming up with this one, but I can't. I saw it in Disney Family Fun Magazine the other day and thought it was such a great idea. I whipped up a few batches in no time and soon we were eating homemade ice cream from a baggie. I'm pretty sure this is not a new concept and has been done for years, but its new to me. Here is what you will need to make homemade ice cream in a baggie: 2 TBL sugar 1 cup half & half (or light cream) 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 cup coarse salt or table salt(I used canning salt) ice gallon-sized Ziploc bag pint-sized Ziploc bag Mix the sugar, half & half and vanilla extract together. Pour into a pint-sized Ziploc baggie. Make sure it seals tightly. Now take the gallon-sized Ziploc bag and fill it up halfway with ice and pour the salt over the ice. Now place the cream filled bag into the ice filled bag and seal. Make sure it is sealed tightly and start shaking. Shake for about 5 minutes (or 8 minutes if you use heavy cream.) Open the gallon-sized bag and check to see if the ice cream is hard, if not keep shaking. Once the ice cream is finished, quickly run the closed pint-sized baggie under cold water to quickly clean the salt off the baggie. Open the baggie and pop in a spoon. Hope you enjoy your homemade ice cream in a baggie as much as we do!