This DIY recipe for Kinetic Sand only takes 3 ingredients, and costs about a third of what commercial brands of Kinetic Sand retails for. Kids love sensory play like this, and will occupy them for hours. See how to make your own Kinetic Sand here! LivingIthaca.com:
instead of buying tiny wooden letters to glue onto things, print out the font you want, cover the paper with wax paper, and go over the letters with puffy paint, when dry, mod podge (with the homemade stuff...duh) to whatever you want
Popped Bubble Art: I've done this activity with my kids a few times now and it never fails to fascinate them - and me! Simply color bubble mix with food coloring and blow bubbles onto paper - as the bubbles land and pop, they create beautiful works of art. It goes without saying that this project is best done outdoors. A great one for those lazy summer afternoons.