Playdough – The best recipe is on the back of the McKenzie’s Cream of Tartar: 2 cups plain flour, 4tbs McKenzie’s Cream of Tartar, 2 tbs cooking oil, 1 cup salt, food colouring & 2 cups water. Mix in a saucepan, stir over medium heat for 3-5 minutes or until the mix congeals.This playdough can sit in the pantry for a few weeks and will still be as pliable and moist as ever.
Paper Plate Crafts – Paper plates are fantastic. They’re faces, clocks, bodies, suns, masks and so much more. You can use glue and paint and other crafty items on them if you wish. But sometimes all you need is some colourful pencils or markers!
Plastic Containers – They’re easy to set aside after they’re emptied and they come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. They’re just brilliant for musical instruments. Poke some holes in the top and make a drum. Or fill with rice and make some shakers. And what can the children do? Decorate!
Egg Cartons – Another versatile household item that’s easy to set aside when it’s empty! I love egg cartons for caterpillars, snakes and spiders.
Cardboard boxes – There is something about cardboard boxes that appeal to a child’s imagination and creativity. Hand them a few boxes in different shapes and sizes and some sticky-tape and see them shine! The possibilities are endless. They are easily the bodies of cars or the shape of robots, but they can also be photo frames, pencil holders and more.
Posted by no1ladydj, 28th July 2014