this is what happens when you microwave a bar of Ivory soap! [Then you can tear it up and mold into (colored) shapes]. Good, clean fun!
Paint in ziplock bags, taped to table. Great distraction, no mess!
DIY: Giant Ice Cube Excavation! Great for hot summer days
Cloud Dough (the stuff at hands on museums) 8 cups flour & 1 cup baby oil. It feels like flour as you run your fingers through it, but it's moldable. A wonderful sensory activity for children.
OH my gosh. Buckets - $1.00 at Michaels. Drill a few holes and connect with zip ties
diy waterproof training pants -- they don't require the separate plastic layer