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Introducing.... THE GLUE SPONGE! You just cut a sponge to fit in a container, pour glue it, and the kids can just press their little cut-up pieces of paper on it. No more globby glue puddles! What a great idea for kids and adults! LIFE CHANGING!!! LOL

Sidewalk paint-1 part cornstarch (1 c.) 1 part water (1 c.) food coloring (we used neon colors) sponge brushes

Swim in OODLES of noodles with a Pool Noodle Bath Pit! Simple & frugal fun that lends itself to tons of learning activities. Build, sort, stack, order, graph, pattern, PLAY!

It's a beach in your backyard! This sandbox was created out of an old tire, paint, a pool noodle and a few other budget-friendly items. It's a great project to do with your child and he will definitely enjoy it for years to come!

How to teach colors to a toddler: "I read this article, changed my method, and was amazed when a week later my 18 mo. old knew his colors backward and forward. Even if youre not trying to teach colors, read this article from Scientific American, its fascinating!"

teach a child to tie their shoes using a jump rope so they can see a larger view of what is happening.

Art & Play Recipes collection from Growing A Jeweled Rose- includes several recipes for slime, gak, goop, play dough, paints, cloud dough, chalk, glue, glow water, and SO MUCH MORE!

Cinnamon in the Sandbox - It keeps the bugs away! I knew cinnamon repelled ants... but I never thought of this! GBrilliant!

Dollar Store placemats spray painted with chalkboard paint. So simple & so fun for the kids!

A website dedicated to science experiments using candy.

Fluffy Stuff-Sensory table! (2 boxes cornstarch and 1 can shaving cream; color if desired) -- moldable. Haven't seen this before.

Tons of ideas for how to survive a road trip with kids. Some of these are sheer brilliance. Good for future reference

OH my gosh. Buckets - $1.00 at Michaels. Drill a few holes and connect with zip ties. Love this!

Games 20 Ideas-games and treats For Parties

An oil pan from Wal-Mart becomes a magnetic board! Another idea: paint with chalkboard paint to double its uses!