We love these activities because it sparks imagination and provides hours of fun with sensory play.
The ingredients are always on hand in the pantry and can be a real life saver for those rainy days or when everyone needs a rest at home or just because mummy might just tear her hair out soon.
These are all easy to make with your kids….GREAT, I hear you cry!!!! HALLELUJAH!!!
Sit at the dining table with these and once play starts, you can happily enjoy a coffee/tea or alcoholic beverage in peace and participate as much or as little as you like. But If you weren’t having fun too….i’d be slightly worried….cos this is FUUUNNNNNN!!!!
1. DIY Eco-Friendly, Biodegradable Slime…
Forget buying the smelly toxic slime from the shop in all it's packaging and get the kids busy making their own. You don't need glue or borax either!
Simply mixing the right quantities of corn flour and water, mixed with food colouring and you're done.
Ingredients for Eco-Friendly Slime (yes I really did write this is SLIME GREEN hahaha)
1/2 cup Cornflour
18-20 Teaspoons of Water
Food Colour or Natural Colour (any colour will do but green is our favourite)
How to mix it….
MEASURE OUT 1/2 CUP OF CORNFLOUR
PLACE SOME WATER IN A GLASS DISH AND ADD FOOD COLOURING (GREEN IS BEST BUT YOU CAN USE PINK, ORANGE, YELLOW, PURPLE OR EVEN BLACK)
PLACE THE CORNFLOUR IN A DISH AND ADD 10-12 TEASPOONS OF YOUR WATER MIX
MIX WITH A BUTTER KNIFE OR SPOON (IT SHOULD START LOOKING CRUMBLY)
SLOWLY ADD MORE TEASPOONS OF YOUR WATER MIX UNTIL YOU REACH THAT GOOEY, SLIMEY CONSISTENCY
NOTE TO SELF: iF IT BECOMES TOO WATERY, ADD A LITTLE MORE CORNFLOUR….IF IT BECOMES TOO DRY (AFTER THE KIDS HAVE HAD HOURS OF FUN….OR MINUTES IF THEY BORE EASILY….AD