Paint in ziplock bags, taped to table. Great distraction, no mess!

Another pinner says: Mess Free Finger Painting! What an awesome idea! Paint in a ziploc bag taped over a piece of paper. Of course we'll have to REALLY finger paint sometimes, too, since getting messy is half the fun.

these look like fun and easy to make for kiddos to play with outside in the water or in the bath tub :)

How to Make Sponge Bombs

How to Make Sponge Bombs . Sponge Bombs are a great alternative to water balloons. There are no messy balloon bits to clean up, and the sponge bombs can be used again and again. These sponge bombs are great for active playtime fun all Summer long!

DIY how to make cool cardboard toys for kids!

DIY how to make cool cardboard toys for kids - mailbox, guitar, boat, oven, puppet theater

Make this a fun time with your kids as you help them develop their fine motor skills, hand-eye co-ordination, and lots more.

Pasta threading activity for toddlers

Cheerios work too. Simple pasta threading activity for toddlers to do using play dough and straws. Great for fine motor development and hand/eye coordination. Lots of fun too.

Outdoor Chalkboard: Get a 4 x 8 plywood sheet and mix a chalkboard-colored outdoor paint with unsanded tile grout:  1. Pour 1 cup of paint into a container. Add 2 tablespoons of unsanded tile grout. Mix with a paint stirrer, carefully breaking up clumps.  2. Apply paint with a roller or a sponge paintbrush to a primed or painted surface. Work in small sections, going over the same spot several times to ensure full, even coverage. Let dry.  3. Smooth area with 150-grit sandpaper, and wipe off…

DIY outdoor chalkboard - plywood sheet, outdoor paint or 4 parts paint to 1 part unsanded grout – have the store mix it for you), nails to hang board to a fence or tree, and chalk.

such a fun idea for little ones!

Pool Noodle Marble Race Track HomeSpunThreads: Day Marble Racetrack with Serving Pink Lemonade

DIY Ball/Foam Pit for kids. Small plastic pool plus cut up pool noodles! Less than $15 (i'm thinking playpen)

DIY Ball/Foam Pit for kids. Small plastic pool plus cut up pool noodles! Why didn't I think of this? I was just looking at those plastic balls the other day.this is WAY cheaper! Pool noodles at the dollar store!

How to Make Slime

Rainbow slime in preschool

rainbow slime-To make this slime recipe you will need… 1 Part Elmers Clear School Glue 1 Part Liquid Starch food color

painters tape roads

Use a roll of painters tape to make a race track inside.

Home made face paint

Homemade Face-Paint

Sensory bag for babies

Sensory Bag for Baby

Sensory Bag for Baby - Plain Vanilla Mom I like how she uses duct tape to reinforce the bag instead of packing tape. There are many fun colors and patterns of duct tape. It will ready add to the fun of the sensory bag.

Why didn't I think of that?!?! Great idea for magnet play you don't want on the fridge...mine is already covered!

What to do with all those magnetic toys you don’t want on your refrigerator? Use a cookie sheet/pizza pan, hot glue picture hangers to the back and hang on the playroom wall.