Homemade chalk paint recipe

This homemade chalk paint recipe is ever so easy to make and gives a great sensory play material for kids art – indoors or out.

A great homemade chalk paint recipe - great for kids art and sensory play

Homemade chalk paint recipe

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Homemade bath paint recipe

This homemade bath paint recipe has just two ingredients and you can make it in seconds. You could whip some up for bath time tonight!

Homemade bath paint recipe :: great for kids sensory play activities

Homemade bath paint recipe

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Rainbow activities :: art, science and sensory play

Add some color to your learning with our Rainbow Fun complete lesson plans. This set of resources gives you everything you need to plan a program of art projects, science experiments, recipes, games and songs, all with a rainbow theme.

Rainbow activities for kids :: rainbow art, rainbow crafts, rainbow science experiments and sensory play

Rainbow activities :: Rainbow Fun

This comprehensive resource is written by MaryLea Harris and draws on her many years of experience working with children in art classrooms. MaryLea is an artist, art teacher and mother of two. She combines her formal art training with her hands-on work in schools and art camps to create a resource which is easy to do at home or in class, fun, colorful, and which offers a rich arts and science education experience. Download your copy here.

rainbow activities science

Complete rainbow themed program

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No salt play dough recipe :: taste safe, gluten free sensory play

The BBC reported this week that homemade play dough can contain enough salt to poison children. It said no fatalities have been reported, but advised that children should be watched carefully when playing with any play dough. It didn’t offer any alternative recipes that contain little or no salt, and it didn’t say that play dough is an amazing sensory material that offers so much to children who have the opportunity to play with it.

Homemade play dough, used with thought, care and imagination, is perhaps the best childhood material there is, in my opinion. So, rather than feel scared that it might harm our children, and stop using it, let’s look at how amazing it is, and try a salt free play dough recipe.

No salt play dough recipe :: homemade play dough, all natural ingredients, taste safe, gluten free option

The benefits of playing with play dough

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Sensory bags for babies, toddlers and beyond

These sensory bags made using gel are wonderful for using our senses of touch and sight, and combine especially well with the sunshine. Here’s how to make them and ideas for using them for sensory play activities.

Homemade sensory bags for sensory play activities for babies, toddler and older children. Love the tip about using it for spelling!

Sensory bags for babies, toddlers and beyond 

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