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Make your own liquid sidewalk chalk and transform the pavement into art!

Make your own liquid sidewalk chalk and transform the pavement into art!

Draw on sandpaper with crayolas, iron the image on to a t-shirt.....(who figures this stuff out?! how cool!).

Draw on sandpaper with crayolas, iron the image on to a t-shirt.....(who figures this stuff out?! how cool!).

edible finger paint.  great blog for crafts and sensory play for kiddos.

Homemade Edible Finger Paint Recipe

Homemade Model Magic We go through this stuff like crazy... And it's so expensive, so I'll have to try to make it.

Homemade Model Magic We go through this stuff like crazy... And it's so expensive, so I'll have to try to make it.

Gak without borax:1 cup Elmer's glue,food coloring, 1 cup liquid starch    Pour glue and coloring in plastic container.Stir until color is thoroughly mixed in.Add starch a little at a time, stirring with a spoon or kneading with your fingers as mixture thickens.Keep stirring until mixture holds together like putty.    Test with your fingers: if too sticky, add more starch.

Gak without borax:1 cup Elmer's glue,food coloring, 1 cup liquid starch Pour glue and coloring in plastic container.Stir until color is thoroughly mixed in.Add starch a little at a time, stirring with a spoon or kneading with your fingers as mixture thickens.Keep stirring until mixture holds together like putty. Test with your fingers: if too sticky, add more starch.

Jell-o Play Dough  Ingredients:  1 Cup White Flour 2 Tbsp. Salt 2 Tbsp. Cream of Tartar 2 Tbsp. Cooking Oil 1 Cup Warm Water 1 3oz. Package of Jell-0 Directions:  Add ingredients together in mixing bowl.  Mix until consistent. Pour into a pan and stir continuously over LOW heat.  (Keep it low, it will thicken suddenly and will burn easily because of the sugar content!) Once thickened into a big ball, place on wax paper to cool. Knead for a few minutes with some flour until it’s no longer…

Jell-o Play Dough Ingredients: 1 Cup White Flour 2 Tbsp. Salt 2 Tbsp. Cream of Tartar 2 Tbsp. Cooking Oil 1 Cup Warm Water 1 3oz. Package of Jell-0 Directions: Add ingredients together in mixing bowl. Mix until consistent. Pour into a pan and stir continuously over LOW heat. (Keep it low, it will thicken suddenly and will burn easily because of the sugar content!) Once thickened into a big ball, place on wax paper to cool. Knead for a few minutes with some flour until it’s no longer…

DIY Sidewalk Chalk -- Easy, fun and cheap to make. Kids will spend hours outside playing and drawing. Also makes great kids' party favors.

DIY sidewalk chalk

DIY Sidewalk Chalk -- Easy, fun and cheap to make. Kids will spend hours outside playing and drawing. Also makes great kids' party favors.

A "calming jar". This is a great idea! The concept: when feeling overwhelmed or stressed, shake the jar, disturbing the glitter. Watch as the glitter slowly falls and settles, dancing it's way down. Once it's settled, you should be distracted enough from your stress to have calmed down! This is great for women, and for kids.

A "calming jar". This is a great idea! The concept: when feeling overwhelmed or stressed, shake the jar, disturbing the glitter. Watch as the glitter slowly falls and settles, dancing it's way down. Once it's settled, you should be distracted enough from your stress to have calmed down! This is great for women, and for kids.

Cloud dough is a lovely sensory experience to provide for preschool children.  It has a beautiful silky smooth texture and can smell divine… depending on which baby oil you choose to add to the mix.    Here is the recipe… and oh so easy!    8 cups of plain flour to 1 cup of baby oil.

Cloud dough is a lovely sensory experience to provide for preschool children. It has a beautiful silky smooth texture and can smell divine… depending on which baby oil you choose to add to the mix. Here is the recipe… and oh so easy! 8 cups of plain flour to 1 cup of baby oil.

Homemade water colour paints!  Easy to make with a few basic pantry ingredients.  These are outstanding, and they keep indefinitely!  My daycare kids love them, and I've had rave reviews from everyone who's made them.  - happy hooligans

Homemade Watercolour Paint

Homemade water colour paints! Easy to make with a few basic pantry ingredients. These are outstanding, and they keep indefinitely! My daycare kids love them, and I've had rave reviews from everyone who's made them. - happy hooligans