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Pumpkin Spice Play Dough

I know that pumpkin spice has become a cliche of the fall season. Everything seems to be infused with the flavours and scents of cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. And I’ll be honest: I love it. I love pumpkin Baileys, pumpkin pie, and pumpkin muffins. And now I love pumpkin play dough.

Scented play dough cookies

It was a home-from daycare sick day today, so we decided to make pretend Valentine’s Day cookies and practice our rolling. I whipped up a batch of this super easy, silky soft two-ingredient dough recipe, that’s just two parts corn starch to one part hair conditioner (and then food colouring if you want). Read more

Sparkle Calm Down Bottles

Calm down bottles are a mesmerizing and relaxing way to help someone of any age (including myself) hit the reset button. You can use them as timer for timeouts, teeth brushing, or even just to help a worked up little person settle down. There are lots of different ways to make glitter bottles, but I found this recipe to have the fewest ingredients and steps, and the outcome was still stunning. Read more

Rainbow Rice

My daughter loves sensory bins: anything she can put her hands in and scoop, pour, squish and mould. This easy to make, three-ingredient rainbow rice will keep her entertained longer than any other sensory activity I’ve made. Read more

14446179_10157599087865381_4763225794943101526_nEasy 2-ingredient silky soft play dough

Play dough is so cheap and easy to buy, I never understood why parents would want to make their own. That is, until my daughter’s stash dried up and I wanted to make her some new dough without having to trek to the store. This recipe was so easy to make, and is so much more fun to play with than the store-bought stuff, I’ll never go back. You only need two ingredients, both of which you probably already have. Read more

Shaving cream rain clouds

With the weather starting to get cooler, we are in need of more indoor activities that don’t involve turning on the TV or iPad. I found this sweet science experiment sensory activity on Pinterest, and my preschooler loved it. All you need is some clear cups or jars, shaving cream, food dye and a dropper. Read more

DSCF5023 How to make a sensory bag

I got this idea for a squishy, fun sensory toy from someone on my mommy Facebook group and was surprised how easy and inexpensive it was to make. I got everything I needed from the Dollar Store… Read more


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