Lemon Play Dough

We have a lemon tree out the back of our house and this year we have had heaps of lemons grow. Last year we only got 3 lemons off the tree…Strange! So this year I thought I would try as many recipes with lemon in as I can. I need to do more because so far I have only done Lemon Meringue Pie, Lemon Honey, … Continue reading Lemon Play Dough

Cotton bud Painting

This is one of the easiest painting to set up when children come over to my house.  It creates very little mess and is great for the children developing those fine motor skills and pincer grip.  I like to pour the paint into an ice cube tray or a silicone tray for easy access and no spillage.  Once the children are finished you can just … Continue reading Cotton bud Painting

Messy Play with Shaving Cream

Shaving cream is a great messy activity to do with children aged about one and up.  We used a budget brand shaving cream and I gave the can to Tyson (who’s 4) to squirt out onto the table.  He carefully squirted it onto the table. I then showed Tyson the dye droppers and explained to only do one or two drops or it will be … Continue reading Messy Play with Shaving Cream

Valentine’s Chocolate Play dough

On Saturday it was Valentine’s Day, so I invited over my friend and her two children to come over and hang out, so I thought we could make Chocolate Play dough!  I have  made this a few times with Tyson and he loves it. I let them help measure and pour ingredients – until it was time for the hot water. I did that and … Continue reading Valentine’s Chocolate Play dough

Making Vanilla Playdough

In a bowl start with 1/2 Cup of Salt 1 Tablespoon Cream of Tartar 2 Tablespoons of cooking oil 1 1/2 Cups of boiling water Few drops of Vanilla essence (add to boiling water) Few drops of coloured dye (add to boiling water) Stir in 2 Cups of Flour Assist the child in putting the ingredients into the bowl (but careful with the hot water) … Continue reading Making Vanilla Playdough