Explore Kids Art, Babysitting Idea, and more!

Paint in ziplock bags, taped to table. Great distraction, no mess!

Play Create Explore: Baby Oil Sensory Bags = baby oil, food colouring, a little bit of water, glitter, objects to find (smooth). Put in ziplock bag and duct tape for leaks and little fingers who would like to open it.

Trace their forearm & hand. Paint it. Fingerprints for leaves.

Apply some tape & let the kids do the rest :)

tape markers to cars

Tape off their name, then let them fingerpaint! What a masterpiece!

Handprint ABCs

Pasta Threading - a fine motor activity for toddlers

Bubble Snakes--all you need is a water bottle, old sock, tape and dish soap. How fun!

DIY Chalkboard Table for kids! Could be a road could be a castle or an ocean filled with fish...Must do

Cinnamon in the Sandbox - It keeps the bugs away! Brilliant!

Lay-N-Go Lego Mat - brilliant!

Wow!! Play Grocery Store - Could possibly DIY and be made of salvaged wood and other recycled materials at home: left over fabric, table cloth, shower curtain, bins, wooden shoe racks, baskets, etc. I wonder if it could be rearranged to be used as a restaurant, or home kitchen, or whatever else... Great idea, and it doesn't seem to need a lot of hard work. Just time and creativity.

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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.

Homemade "bladder" to play on for warm days when it's not hot enough for a pool.

This would be great at a day care!!:). chalkboard table - easy DIY - great idea!

Spray paint measuring tape and keep track of kids heights at different ages. Brilliant. Takes up no space and can move with you.

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