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Cloud Dough

Cloud Dough (Shannon's Tot School)

Sweet Pea was 5 years old.

 

From: Many people have blogged about Cloud Dough, but I first read about it at Tinkerlab. Cloud Dough is a mixture of flour and oil that creates a really interesting substance. It is somewhat powdery, but easily clumps together when pressed. It is like wet sand, […]

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Bubble Dough

Dish Soap + Corn Starch = Super Fun Bubble Dough

Sweet Pea is 6 years old.

 

From: I saw this very cool and super easy Bubble Dough recipe from Creative Playhouse and couldn’t wait to try it!

Material:

Mixing bowl. 1 cup Cornstarch. 1/4-1/2 cup Liquid dish or hand soap. (We used Dawn.) Dry cloth and a damp sponge for clean […]

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Exploding Ivory (Bonus: “How to Make PlaySnot® – A New Sensory Material”).

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Sweet Pea is 6 years old.

From: This quick little activity is from Our Best Bites.

Material:

A brand spanking new bar of Ivory soap. A plate. A microwave.

 

Procedure:

Put the bar of Ivory soap on the plate and put the plate in the microwave. Set the timer for […]

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Glow Sticks in the Tub

Glow Sticks in the Tub (Shannon's Tot School)

Sweet Pea is 5 years old.

From: I have seen variations on this in a few places: The Chocolate Muffin Tree, Play At Home Mom and Meaningful Mama.

Material:

Glow Sticks. (I found a tube of 15 bracelets in the Target Dollar spot for only $1 and Micheal’s Craft Store sells […]

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Colored Salt (or “How I Didn’t Make Homemade Glitter”)

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Sweet Pea is 4 years old.

From: When I saw this “Do-It-Yourself Glitter” recipe all over pinterest (originally from this Sprinkles and Sequins tumbler page) I couldn’t wait to try it. I thought, “This looks awesome! Cleaning up salt will be so much easier than real glitter and I won’t have to worry about […]

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Homemade Fingerpaint

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Sweet Pea is 43 months old.

From: I found this homemade fingerpaint recipe at Not Just Cute.

Material:

Printer friendly version of this fingerpaint recipe. (This is a .pdf file and requires Foxit or Adobe Acrobat for viewing.) Stove. Saucepan. 3 TBS sugar. 1/2 Cup cornstarch. 2 Cups cold water. Containers for holding the […]

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Scratch-and-Sniff Painting

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Sweet Pea is 40 months old.

From: I found this at The Picky Apple and another version (featured on the fabulous Crafty Crow website) at Paint Cut Paste .

Material:

3 or 4 packets of Kool-Aid in different colors. Small bowls. Paint brush. Paper. Kid’s craft paint in colors that correspond to […]

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Sound Eggs or “A Descent into Hysteria” – Part 2

Sweet Pea is 35 months old.

From: This activity is based on the Montessori sound cylinders work. It is a great way to use some of those plastic eggs that are laying around after Easter and I’ve seen it in a ton of places (most recently on Giving Up On A Clean House and […]

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Clean Paint

Shannon’s Note: This is a guest post from my friend Lori, who worked as a preschool teacher for 3 years and now enjoys staying home with her daughter.

E.G. is 18 months old.

Materials:

2 Sheets Glad Press’n Seal or Contact Paper Tempera Washable Paints Scissors (for the grown-up) Q-Tips (optional)

Procedure:

Line […]

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Sound Bells

Sweet Pea is 26 months old.

From: I saw this on The Wonder Years blog.

Materials:

10 Closed jingle bell-style 1″ bells. (I got a small bag from Micheal’s for about $3.00) A butter knife. 3 Baskets or bowls.

Procedure:

Use the butter knife to pry one of the […]

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