This blog post may contain affiliate links.Disclosure Policy.
Sunday, July 18, 2021

36 Homemade Playdough Recipes - No Cook, Scented, Flavoured & Specialty Play Dough

I have a confession to make, for years I never made home made playdough because it just seemed like too much effort. I put it in the too hard basket and spent hundreds of dollars on Playdoh and other fancy store bought dough. Little did I know it's actually super easy to make homemade dough, and given how much my youngest loves it {and loves colour mixing it, ugh} it's way more cost effective to make it at home.

If you want to make your own playdough too, you've come to the right place because I've put together a mega list of homemade playdough recipes for you to try! Including cooked and no cook recipes, scented, flavoured and themed specialty recipes and best of all most of them only have 2-3 ingredients and take a few minutes to make!

child playing with playdough
Image by elkimmelito from Pixabay
Monday, July 12, 2021

Free Printable Halloween Playdough Mats

My girls love playing with playdough mats and I've become somewhat obsessed with creating them since I discovered Canva, so of course I created some Halloween playdough mats. If you're looking for some fun Halloween play for your kids then download my free playdough mats below and get creative with playdough, loose parts or washable markers.

free halloween pumpkin and spider playdough mats
Saturday, July 3, 2021

How to make a Bouncy Egg

Do your kids love bouncy balls? Did you know you can make a bouncy ball from an egg? This simple science experiment will show you how to turn a regular egg into a bouncy egg in just a few steps using basic household items.
bouncy egg vs raw egg
Thursday, July 1, 2021

Build a Spider Playdough Invitation to Play

For some fun Halloween play I set up a build a spider playdough invitation for my girls. It's a great way for kids to do Halloween themed play, without things getting too creepy. It would also be a fun way to learn about spiders and minibeasts if you're homeschooling.

This activity is not only fun for home, but would also be great at daycare, playgroup, kindy or prep for some fine motor and sensory fun. As the kids roll, squeeze, pinch and poke the playdough and loose parts into a spider shape they're working on pincer grip and hand strengthening, which are great ways to build up hand muscles for writing.

spiders made with playdough and loose parts
Wednesday, June 23, 2021

The Ultimate Guide to Magblox & Magbrix Magnetic Tiles

Have you been thinking about adding some Magblox magnetic tiles to your playroom, early learning centre or classroom but you're still not exactly sure if they're right for you? Don't worry, I've done all the hard work and put together the ultimate guide to MAGBLOX® and Magbrix magnetic tiles including tile designs, pack inclusions and play inspiration. Plus I have a discount code for 10% off*.

magblox rainbow
Friday, June 18, 2021

2021 Amazon Prime Day Deals

Amazon Prime Day 2021 is June 21 & 22

Get excited, Amazon Prime Day 2021 is here! If you have birthdays coming up you still need to shop for, or have your Christmas lists prepared already, then Amazon Prime Day is the perfect day to tick items off those lists and save big at the same time! 

amazon prime day 2021 june 21 & 22

Amazon Prime Day is a sale event similar to Black Friday and Click Frenzy sales with many brands heavily reducing their items for one day {in this case 2 days}. The difference is Amazon Prime Day is limited to Prime members only. But, don't worry, if you're not already a Prime member you can sign up for a free 30 day trial and take advantage of all of the offers. Save big from the comfort of your own home and avoid the Christmas crowds.
Monday, June 7, 2021

How to make a Coral Reef Sensory Bottle

We're huge fans of sensory bottles in our house, and not just the kids, I love them too. I still have so many more sensory bottle ideas to make, but this week we made a coral reef sensory bottle just in time for World Oceans Day on June 8.

coral reef sensory calm down bottle
Wednesday, May 26, 2021

How to Make a Skittles Rainbow

Skittles famous advertising slogan is taste the rainbow, but did you know you can also use skittles to make a rainbow? In this post I'll show you exactly how to turn Skittles into a magical rainbow in seconds. If your kids love rainbows then they'll love this simple science experiment that's perfect to do at home or in the classroom. 

skittle rainbow up close
Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Edible Jelly Beach Small World + 39 Other Sensory Play Ideas

Do your kids love going to the beach? Mine do, but because we live a while away we don't get there as often as I'd like, so to substitute actual trips, we do lots of beach and ocean themed small world play. Normally I set these up using sand and water like a real beach, but this time I decided to do something a little different and create an edible beach small world using jelly and coconut. The girls absolutely loved it!

Follow the instructions below to create your own edible beach play at home, or in the classroom. I'm also going to share how you can find 39 other fun sensory play ideas.

jelly beach sensory small world play
Sunday, May 2, 2021

Recycled Egg Carton Flower Bouquet

If you love doing recycled crafts at your place then you'll love these recycled egg carton flowers. The kids and I made them for Grandma for Mother's Day. They're an easy and affordable craft to make for birthdays, Mother's Day or just to have on display in the house. An added bonus is they'll never droop or wilt.

egg carton floral bouquet