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Fossil Cookies ~ Just press plastic critters into the cookie dough to make imprints before baking . via MarthaStewart

Rock Monster magnets is a fun and CHEAP activity that mom's and dad's can do with their children anytime. You can use rocks you find outside on nature walks, giving a outdoor activity a memory.

Painted Rock Tic-Tac-Toe - Fun idea

Leave Your Mark at the Shore: "Before a trip to the beach, my kids and I hot-glued double layers of foam letters, numbers, and shapes to the bottom of their flip-flops so that theyd leave fun prints when they walked in the sand. Just remember that the prints will be a mirror image, so arrange the letters backward." --Michelle Greene Godley, TX

Beach Craft: Make a Sandy Handprint Keepsake

I wonder what my kids feet would look like. I may try this summer. Super cute craft we did for Abelle's garden fairy party. We used 8x10 canvases for little girl-sized tootsies. Super easy and very sweet.

White rice + food coloring + rubbing alcohol = Rainbow rice! A very less messy alternative to sandboxes.

Homemade baby and toddler safe sensory paint. Ingredients are common household staples and are safe for babies and toddlers to taste. When fresh the paint is perfect for finger painting. After sitting for awhile the paint is a colorful, ooey sensory material. It's inexpensive to make and easy to clean!

Do-It-Yourself Playhouse Thrill the kids or grandkids with this two-weekend project.

Imaginative play town in a giant cardboard box. Hours of fun! by theimaginationtree #Kids #DIY #Play_Town

a babysitter's dream: recipes for moon sand, flubber, sidewalk paint, window paint, play dough, shaving cream paint, bubbles, and more.

How to Make a Kaleidoscope by ohcrafts: Tutorial here: #DIY #KIds #Kaleidoscope

Make your own bouncy balls from scratch. Just borax and corn starch! This is a ridiculously cool science experiment.