Homemade play dough - : 3cups four 1/3 cup salt 2tbsp oil (veg) 1cup water 7 drops food coloring. mix dry ingredients with oil. add food coloring to water and mix together. add water to flour/salt/oil mixture slowly~about 1/4 cup at a time and mix together with a spoon. once you've added all the water, knead the dough with your hands
So another great project for kids. This one is called a lava lamp...same technique. Fill water bottle with oil, food coloring, and water. Is this not cool or what? Kids can add gems, little fish, or anything to make it personal.
Calming Jar-tell your child that they need a break and may come back when everything has settled to the bottom. If you want to make your own calming jar (good for moms as well) they are really easy! All you need to do is: jar or bottle with a lid 1 tbsp of clear glue (or glitter glue) to each 1 cup of (hot) water to fill the jar add in glitter (about 1 inch of glitter) food coloring (optional)