“It is a happy talent to know how to play”, Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Making your own art and play materials is so easy and lots of fun for kids. It’s a great lesson in resourcefulness and helps avoid those unidentifiable ingredients found in many bought play doughs and paints. If you have little ones who like to test things out with their mouths, it’s always nice to have a few homemade supplies that you know exactly what went into them.
These three recipes are definitely favourites in our house. They’re quick and easy to make, budget friendly and use ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen cupboard!
Creative Challenge: Choose one of the above play recipes and make it with your kids this week. Or go wild and make all three! Let me know in the comments below which recipe you tried. I’d love to hear about it.