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Dinosaur eggs: 1 1/4 cups dirt, 1 1/4 cups flour, 3/4 cups of salt, 1/2 cup if sand. mix dry ingredients start adding water slowly until it holds form, form around critters of your choice let dry in the sun and let the kids enjoy discovering whats inside.

Tutorial: DIY Geodes To make beautiful geodes in your own kitchen you need more patience and time than anything else! Here is the basic recipe to start you off in the world of beautiful geodes.

Spider web game. Just use painters tape to make the web and have the kids throw wads of paper at it to see if they can get it to stick....rainy day plan!

Paint that grows. Mix 1 cup flour, 3 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp salt, and enough water to make consistency of pancake batter. Divide into 4 parts and put in snack size Ziploc baggies along with food coloring. Squish it around to mix up the colors. Rubber band like icing bag and snip tiny hole. Squeeze to paint and then pop paper in microwave for 30-45 seconds and watch the paint puff up and grow.

Treasure Rocks! 1 cup fresh coffee grounds 1 cup flour 1/2 cup salt 1/4 cup clean play sand 3/4 cup water toys or trinkets to put inside Mix dry ingredients together, add water until dough is very moldable. Mold small toys within dough and leave outside for a few days or bake them for around 4 hours @170F. Then let the kids break apart with tools to discover the toys inside...very cool idea! @Play Create Explore

from Listotic

32 Fun DIY Backyard Games To Play (for kids & adults!)

Ice block treasure hunt -- 32 of the BEST DIY backyard games! Can't wait for summer!

from Paging Fun Mums

DIY Dinosaur Corn Cob Holder– Corn’a’saurus (Corn-oh-sore-us)

Introducing the Corn’a’saurus(Corn-oh-sore-us)– A dinosaur that inhabits dinner plates around the world and loves to watch kids eat their veggies! So EASY to make in less than 5mins!!! Bring some extra joy to your dinner table by making this simple craft…and possibly some loud “Rawr’s” too . "No real Dinosaurs were harmed in the making of this craft..." // this is adorable. Period.

Every kid has a little mad scientist hiding inside of them, and nothing is more fun than spending a little time dreaming up mixtures that bubble and steam and overflow! Here are 10 crazy concoctions you can whip up at home to satisfy their need to explore and create.

Treasure Stone: you'll need 1 cup flour 1 cup used coffee grounds 1/2 cup salt 1/4 cup sand 3/4 cup water.....

Make GIANT bubbles. Poke a hole in the bottom of a paper cup, or cut off the bottom of a water bottle. Dip. Blow.

4 cups flour, 1 cup salt, 1 1/2 cups water Knead for 15 minutes roll out 1/4 inch thick Bake at 300 for 40-45 minutes Make sure to poke hole for hanging before baking!

paint each cup a different colour, take kids on a bushwalk, they can try to find something natural for each colour

The No-Cook Dough Ingredients 3 cups flour 1 cup cold water 1 cup salt 2 teaspoons oil Food coloring or powdered paint Mix it all together in a bowl…keep kneading it until it’s just right.

Sound unit?? Glow stick xylophone. Put the glow sticks in cups of water and an aura comes off in the dark, when you tap them. This sounds so cool!

from Curbly

How To: Make a Water Blob

We had so much fun with this last year! A fun summertime activity for kids: #DIY "water blob"