Last week my six-year old came home from a friend’s party with some Play-Doh loot. I normally tolerate the mess she makes when playing with Play-Doh, but the tub came in the brightest color of blue ever and it left huge blue stains everywhere. I ended up watching her every move, wiping and scrubbing dough residue and stains wherever she went. It was no fun at all, but in as much as I want to ban all play dough at home to save my sanity, I know denying and restricting her from any play dough fun is simply not the answer. Nobody wants be labelled “Mommy the Party Pooper,” right? So the other day, we whipped up some homemade play dough.
The recipe is super quick to make, using everyday ingredients found in the kitchen. I used to make them when Zoë was a toddler, and I loved that it was an edible, non-toxic and cheaper alternative to store-bought dough. The best part? It doesn’t leave nasty stains, making way for some endless fun!
Read on to see how quick it is to make this Easy Peasy Homemade Play Dough!
Oh Slime! That sticky, gooey, and stretchy fun stuff. It’s all the rage with kids these days. It’s all over social media, and every other kid has probably tried making their own, at least once. We’ve tried several recipes ourselves. Most with simple ingredients that can be found around the house, and all pretty easy to make. They all made slime, but every one included a pretty messy process. While the recipe with the household cleaner Borax seems to be the more popular one out there, we’ve stayed away from using it due to safety concerns.
Zoë has been bugging me to let her make more slime for weeks. I’ve been giving her silly excuses and putting it off, because in reality, this momma just can’t deal with all the sticky mess. The last one we made left me cleaning up slimy residue for a while, and worse, it left some food coloring stains on some of her clothes, too! Which is why I was ecstatic to find this new recipe. No Borax, no detergent, no shaving cream, and no food coloring, this 3-ingredient slime recipe is not only easy to make, it’s also a mess-free and safer alternative for kids! And the absolute best part? It’s sparkly and glittery, too. Perfect for my glitter-lovin’ princess!
Check out how we made this easy Mess-Free Glitter Slime!
Only one week to go ’til Christmas! Would you love to surprise your little ones with a letter delivered straight from the North Pole? Receiving a letter from Santa is definitely something our five-year-old looks forward to every December. Seeing the official letter seal and Santa’s carefully signed name, gets her all the more excited for the festive season.
This year, I’m sharing my printable Letter from Santa template, free for download.
It’s that time of the year again! Fairy lights, holiday wreaths, stockings, presents and carols, it’s no secret that I am a big sucker for the holiday season. I enjoy all the decorating, shopping, wrapping gifts, family dinners and the never ending get-togethers.
Christmas is even more special when I see its magic through the eyes of my little girl. At five years old, Zoë is pretty wise for her age. You can no longer trick her into doing something she doesn’t want to, but talk about Christmas, the elves and Santa Claus, and she’s all ears. We started writing letters to Santa when she turned three, and since then it has become a tradition that she genuinely looks forward to every December.
I’m sharing the joy of writing letters to Santa by making the template I made printable and free for download.
My little girl enjoys arts and crafts as much as I do. She loves working and getting lost in her own creativity, and as young as five, she is starting to love all the different materials and ephemera one can use to make. It was cute for a while, but now I find her going through my embellishments and craft stash to find treasures for her own artworks. Not so nice, especially when I discover trinkets that I’ve been saving for my own art, scattered all over the floor, and some even glued to her masterpieces. I figured it was time to start gathering more supplies for her own crafts.
Now, why buy materials when you can make some using ingredients you already have at home, right? The other day, we did some making to be able to make some more crafts. We made some rainbow pasta!
Want to learn how to make some with your little ones, too? They are fun and easy to make, I decided to share how we made them below.