play dough recipe- we use a bit of baby oil in it as well to add a really smooth and soft texture. The recipe: 4 cups water, 4 cups flour, 1 cup salt, 2 tablespoons cooking oil, 4 teaspoons cream of tartar
Make your own "paint with water" pages. Put a little dab of water color paint on watercolor paper and let dry. When the kids are ready to paint, just give them a brush and cup of water. Great on the go.