Today I made the boys my 2 Ingredient Slime Putty! Best thing about getting gross and sticky from the slime putty is that I chuck the boys into the bath with their trays full of slime putty and bits & pieces to wash themselves (as it’s made with kids shampoo!)! So that’s craft time, clean up and bathtime all-in-1!!
I made 2 batches and added a tablespoon of glitter in each batch. I added pink/blue food colouring in 1 batch to make purple putty (Harley’s fave colour) and an extra squirt of kids shampoo to make it slimier (so they had 2 diff textures to play with). The girls joined in with the excitement and got to watch the boys get their slime on!
Very quick & easy 2 ingredient recipe *Thermomix & Regular Methods* CLICK HERE for the recipe!
This morning the boys made sensory shaker bottles for their baby sisters!
Three years ago I made a water + food colouring version when the boys were this age however the water made it too heavy for the babies to lift up and shake, and I was always paranoid it would be stepped/sat on & leak coloured water! So today we did a dry version which was a fun craft activity for the boys! They absolutely loved making a little present for their sisters!
You can use whatever you have at home, but we used:
✔Clear plastic bottles with labels removed (an apple cider vinegar bottle and a juice bottle) ✔Rice ✔Red lentils ✔Beads ✔Sequins ✔Glitter ✔Pom poms ✔Coloured pipe cleaners ✔Foam shapes ✔Ribbon ✔Electric tape to secure the bottle cap (so it can’t be accidentally opened)
The girls are loving their bottles and the boys are having fun with them just as much as the babies so looks like we will have to make more!
Let me know if you make one for your little one(s)!!
This is an easy sensory play snow which looks like snow but can also be moulded and shaped! PERFECT for when you want to build a snowman…and you live in stinking hot Australia!!! (and perfect for an Elf on the Shelf activity!!)
This is a mix between slime and putty. It feels like a light fluffy putty but if you wait a few minutes, it spreads out like slime! This is great for sensory play for babies, toddlers and kids!
This has only 2 ingredients – cornflour and shampoo! I use kids shampoo as it is non toxic (since kids have it all over their heads and faces), and it smells nice! PLUS it is sooo easy to clean out of the kids fingers, hair and clothes, and they smell like beautiful clean kids after it! 🙂
The shampoo I use doesn’t have a colour, so I added food colouring to half of the batch so the boys could squish the colours together.
My ‘neat’ twin Ethan only played with this with 1 hand and got over it after 10 minutes, however my ‘messy’ twin Harley LOVED this, really got into it and is something that would entertain him for hours! Either way, it is a great activity for them, and gives me a moment of quiet time to have a coffee!! 🙂
Add all ingredients to bowl.
Mix 10 seconds/Speed 4. Scrape down.
Mix a further 15 seconds/Speed 4.
Optional – add food colouring – I spoon out half the mixture and colour the other half (mix for a further 10 seconds/Speed 4)
Depending on the type of shampoo you use, you have have to add a little bit more or less shampoo/cornflour in the mix! Experiment and have a go - however if you use more cornflour it will be more putty-ish, and if you use more shampoo it will be more slime-ish!