Wednesday, January 21, 2015

More projects that will make the kids hands messy

Motor skills are very important from birth forward.  So here are some more ideas. The first one looks like real fun to me and I always have a lot of Ivory soap around.

Snow Easy Sculpting Clay

Materials: 3 bars of Ivory soap, 4 rolls of toilet paper, Warm water

Grate the soap into a large bowl
Rip the toilet paper into little pieces and place in large bowl.
Slowly pour enough water to get the paper wet but not too much that it’s soaked.  It is now time to add the soap to the paper and knead it.
Remember:  Add a little more water, until it makes a nice doughy consistency.  If it’s too wet, you will need to add more paper.
Options:  Make polar bears, snowball, and snowman with the mixture!!

Homemade Moon Sand Recipe

This is kind of like making Kool-Aid Play dough!!!
Materials: Corn starch, shaving cream (not gel), and food coloring (optional).

Squirt a whole bunch (several cups??) of shaving cream into a mixing bowl.  Add several drops of food coloring.
And then mix, mix, mix.
After the color is completely incorporated, start adding corn starch.  Start with about a 1/2 cup at first.
Mix with their spoons to get it started.
Just keep adding corn starch and mooch and mash until they incorporate.  The mixture forms into a ball.
Do this process for all the colors the kids want to use!

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