Crafting & Household Recipes

Salt dough is one of the basic crafting supplies we always have on hand. It is easy to make, no cooking, is inexpensive, and when dry, is quite hard and durable. We have some salt dough pumpkins in our gnome home that are 10 years old! Also, if stored inRead More →

There are many art projects that call for colored rice. It may be as simple as placing confetti rice in a sand and water table to have children experience the delightful sensation of allowing the grains to slide through their fingers to creating beautiful rangoli on sidewalks.  So let’s getRead More →

So we finally did it. This year we made our own natural Easter egg dyes using a variety of food items. The results were fine if I were doing the eggs myself, but my kids eventually requested the old tablets to get some of the deeper colors. They also likeRead More →

If you are following along with our Puddles and Ponds home school unit, or just want to enjoy some classic summer time fun, whip up your own batch of homemade bubbles.   Homemade bubble materials: 2/3 cup Dish Soap 1/3 cup Light Corn Syrup 2 cups Water   Directions forRead More →

I like to make natural crafting materials for the wee ones. I’ve made paints and crayons, play dough and paste. I like the cost savings, and I especially like being in control of the ingredients, BUT I’ve learned something over the years… If the process is too messy, no matterRead More →

EDIT: Oops… I forgot to add flour to the ingredients' list. A lovely reader caught my mistake, and the recipe my includes 2 cups of flour. Thank you, Laura 🙂 I have a confession to make. Actually, not really a confession because that would imply that I am apologizing, and I'm not 🙂 I guess this is more of an admission. Sometimes,Read More →

This is a recycled post from Wee Folk Activities, first published October 2008. We have made this recipe for Bath Tub Paints several times now… with some modifications (namely I’ve added more cornstarch over time). The recipe shared below reflects those changes. I googled bath tub paints and ended upRead More →

After 30 years of parenthood, 6 years of gammyhood, and over 10 years of being a preschool teacher, I have collected over a hundred different “Make Your Own” recipes. From the mundane to the extraordinaire, I have tried and true recipes for just about EVERYTHING! Glues and pastes, playdoughs and chalks,Read More →