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Make your own sensory board

Make your own sensory board

A sensory board or busy board is a fun, hands-on activity for babies and toddlers to help them touch, explore and learn about different objects all in one place. They have lots of developmental benefits too and are really easy to make at home with things you have to hand.
Tapioca pearls sensory play activity

Tapioca pearls sensory play activity

This tapioca pearls sensory play activity from our friends at Mud Mates is lots of fun and cheap and easy to do at home. The tapioca pearls are soft, squishy and sticky and kids will have a blast mixing them altogether then scooping them out into bowls, ice cube trays and containers.
Make your own spice paints

Make your own spice paints

Find out how to make your own spice paints and arouse your kids senses as they take their paintings to a whole new level. Spice paints are easy to make using shop bought or homemade paints as the base. A fun sensory play activity and a good way to use up old herbs and spices from your pantry.
Make your own sand foam

Make your own sand foam

Have a go at making your own sand foam! It’s very easy to do and uses just 2 ingredients! The sand foam has a smooth, slimy, grainy texture and is great for sensory play.
Coloured pasta for kids arts & crafts

Coloured pasta for kids arts & crafts

There are lots of fun kids arts and crafts activities you can do with coloured pasta and it’s easy to make at home. You can sort it, thread it, mix it, use it for simple maths, add it to a sensory box and so much more. Non-brand dried pasta is also very cheap to buy and comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes.
Marshmallow slime

Marshmallow slime

Kids’ most favourite things all in one. Marshmallows AND slime! Have a go at making this super easy recipe. It's edible too.
Make your own sparkly finger paints

Make your own sparkly finger paints

Kids love painting with their fingers, but don't let the mess scare you! Sparkly finger paints are a great sensory play activity which will capture their attention longer than any other painting project! Check out this super easy recipe and make some sparkly finger paints at home.
How to make colourful soap slime

How to make colourful soap slime

You don’t get much messier than this when it comes to messy play! But it’s made with soap flakes, so at least it’s a ‘clean’ mess! It's the perfect outdoor sensory play activity. Make your own colourful soap slime at home using this super easy recipe.
Make your own snow play dough

Make your own snow play dough

Playing with snow dough is great fun for kids all year round, not just in winter. All you need are just 2 basic ingredients! Check out this super easy snow recipe.
Using natural resources for learning

Using natural resources for learning

Over the years as our living space has decreased and our use of smart phones, tablets and television has increased, children are now often missing out on connections to nature. In our hectic world, children need experiences that were such a big part of their parents’ childhood. Check out these natural resource activities to try with your little ones.
9 Benefits of playing with clay

9 Benefits of playing with clay

Clay is very versatile and there are so many ways children can play and experiment with it. Clay gives them the opportunity to be creative and learn about texture, shape and form whilst having lots of fun. Check out some of the other benefits.
Make your own bubble mixture

Make your own bubble mixture

We’ll show you how to make your own homemade bubble solution! The kids will have hours of fun blowing bubbles. So easy to do!
Getting creative with your under fives

Getting creative with your under fives

As the weather gets cooler, now is a great time to get into arts and crafts with your little ones. It’s not just fun, they’re learning too. Whether you enjoy getting messy and trying new things with your children or have never explored art activities at home before, there will be something here for you.
Bubble wrap roller painting

Bubble wrap roller painting

Take your toddler's artwork to the next level with bubble wrap roller painting! The bubble wrap helps to create interesting and colourful pieces of art to hang on your wall or homemade wrapping paper for family birthdays and Christmas presents. This activity is great way for your little one to practice colour recognition too.
Make your own ice chalk paints

Make your own ice chalk paints

Painting with ice chalks is lots of fun! Make the most of the summer weather and have a go at this easy ice chalk paints recipe. It’s a great outdoors messy play activity, science experiment and painting material all in one!
Make your own puffy paints

Make your own puffy paints

It’s easy to make your own puffy paints at home using just 4 basic ingredients and a microwave. A fun messy play activity that’s suitable for toddlers and pre-schoolers.
Make your own glitter glue

Make your own glitter glue

Have a go at this recipe for glitter glue! Easy to make and perfect for adding sparkle to kids crafts and pieces of art. Makes approx 6 cups of glitter glue.
How to make Magic Rainbow Milk

How to make Magic Rainbow Milk

Have a go at making your own Magic Rainbow Milk. Kids of all ages will love it! It’s cheap, quick and easy to set up and if you do it outside (highly recommended!), there’s not that much mess to clean up afterwards.
How to make slime

How to make slime

Kids LOVE slime and this is such an easy messy play and sensory play activity to make using simple household ingredients. Your kids will have lots of fun stretching it, moulding it, rolling into balls, throwing it into the air and letting it splat on the table!
Make your own foam dough

Make your own foam dough

Foam dough is easy to make and lots of fun for the kids. All you need are just 3 ingredients! Check out this easy recipe.
Marbled Easter Eggs

Marbled Easter Eggs

Have fun this Easter making your own marbled Easter eggs for the kids. This edible Easter activity is a take on dying hard boiled eggs, but you colour the white of the egg instead of the shell! Enjoy watching your children’s faces when they discover what’s beneath the egg shell.
Sail boats

Sail boats

These sail boats are easy to make and perfect for summer time. Kids can play with them in a paddling pool or bucket of water, or even in the bath before bed. They are great as an educational tool too.
Make your own edible finger paints

Make your own edible finger paints

OK a bit messy, but lots of fun! Make your own edible finger paint for the kids. It’s cheap to make and safe to use and if there’s any left over, store it in the fridge or freezer to use for another day.
Rubber glove finger puppets

Rubber glove finger puppets

So easy to make and the characters you can create are endless! All you need is a rubber glove, glue, decorations and lots of imagination!

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