Christmas, Clay Play, Crafts, Recipes

Baking Soda Clay Ornaments

This crafty process is a little fiddly, but the beautiful product and easily available ingredients is worth it. I love how the homemade clay dries into a strikingly white and surprisingly durable keepsake, reminiscent of porcelain. We have only made hand and footprint keepsakes as gifts for grandparents using this method, but you can get… Continue reading Baking Soda Clay Ornaments

Bath Art Play, Color Play, Recipes, Sensory Play

Magic Sensory Foam and Bubbly Bath Sand

This is the MAGIC sensory foam you didn’t know you needed, but won’t be able to live without once you try it. In its first stage of life it is a fluffy foam that grows and grows. In its final stage of life, when all the magic foam is used up, it turns into a… Continue reading Magic Sensory Foam and Bubbly Bath Sand

Bioplastic, Color Play, Crafts, Nature Play, Recipes

Bioplastic Funglasses

This is an intermediate level way to play with bioplastic. Because of a few tricky components, I would say this project is best done with your 6+ year olds. If you’re looking for a bioplastic craft to do with littles, try suncatchers, stained glass or flowers. Since we discovered bioplastic, it has opened up a… Continue reading Bioplastic Funglasses

Bioplastic, Crafts, Nature Play, Recipes, Sculpture Play

Bioplastic Suncatchers

One of my favorite accounts on Instagram, @muddly_puddly is a master of bioplastic creations, and we finally got around to trying it out ourselves. Bioplastic suncatchers by @muddly_puddly This is one of the easiest, most versatile methods to create lasting artworks, and we are officially obsessed! Bioplastic butterfly by @muddly_puddly To create your own bioplastic… Continue reading Bioplastic Suncatchers

Bath Art Play, Color Play, Paint Play, Recipes, Sensory Play

Bubbly Lavender Bath Paint

We were inspired to make a bubbly lavender version of our favorite bath paint by all of the beautiful purple spring flowers in our neighborhood. Lilacs in bloom Bath paint is a fantastic way to bring some extra calm to the end of the day. It is easy to make with ingredients you likely have… Continue reading Bubbly Lavender Bath Paint

Play Dough, Recipes

The Best No Cook Play Dough

Play dough is one of my favorite tools to facilitate meaningful, creative play for little ones. It is so versatile! You can pair it with loose parts for pretend and small world play, “cook” and “bake” with it, explore color mixing and texture, and it makes the perfect gift. Outdoor Play Dough Invitation We have… Continue reading The Best No Cook Play Dough