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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 →

When it came time to make the dogs their birthday cake, I did an Internet search to find a recipe. I shouldn’t have been surprised, but there were a ton of recipes! Most were baked and frosted. As I was trying to decide which one I was going to make, I had aRead More →

Imagine the delight on your children’s faces when they open this carton of eggs… and find these lovely gems inside! No, it is not a dozen hard boiled eggs, but rather a dozen Soy Crayons! It is easy to sing the praises of soy crayons; brilliant colors, smooth drawing without flaking,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 →