Baked Cotton Ball Recipe

Baked Cotton Ball Recipe

Baked Cotton Balls

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1 cup of water
  • Food coloring
  • Cotton Balls

What to do:

  1. Mix 1 cup of water and 1 cup of flour
  2. Divide the mixture into 4 containers
  3. Add food coloring to each mixture
  4. Dip in a cotton ball and cover it fully with the mixture
  5. Once covered place it onto an aluminum foil
  6. Bake in the oven at 300°F for 45 min
  7. Get smashing!

For ideas on how to play with these fun & colorful baked cotton balls check out the Weekend Sensory Play Time post.

Enjoy!

~ Urszula

Oobleck Recipe

Oobleck Recipe

Oobleck

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of Corn Starch
  • 1 cup of Water
  • Food coloring (optional)

What to do

  1. In a bowl, combine corn starch and water.
  2. Once combined, add the food coloring and mix well.

If you are not sure if it is the correct consistency, here is a little hint. You want to be able to make a solid ball in your hand that changes and oozes as soon as you open your hand.

If it’s too dry, add a couple of table spoons of water.

If it’s too wet or runny, add a couple of table spoons of corn starch.

Once ready, let your child explore with their hands and maybe add some spoons or sifters/baskets for some extra fun.

Cleaning Tip: Once dry, it can be easily wiped of.

For ideas on how to play with Oobleck and a list of skills your child is working on check out the Weekend Sensory Play Time post.

Enjoy!

~ Urszula

Colored Rice Recipe

Colored Rice Recipe

Play with rice

Coloring rice is super easy.

Ingredients:

  • Rice
  • Zip lock bags
  • Food coloring

What to do:

  1. Place rice into small a zip lock bag
  2. Add food coloring to each bag
  3. Shake, shake, shake to mix up the rice with that color
  4. Open the bag and take out the contents to let it dry out
  5. Rice is colored and ready to be played with
Egg Coloring Fun!

Egg Coloring Fun!

With Easter approaching I have put together my favorite two ways of coloring eggs. Have no fear they include minimal mess and both use safe ingredients for the little ones.

Recipe 1: Color Eggs with Whip Cream

Whip cream eggs

Skills Developed Targeted Senses
Fine motor skills and eye hand coordination Visual and tactile senses

 Ingredients:

  • 1 large tub of extra-creamy whipped cream or whipped topping such as Cool Whip
  • Gel or liquid food coloring ( gel food coloring has fun colors and makes brighter eggs)
  • Hard boiled white eggs
  • Distilled Vinegar

What to do:

  1. Mix few drops of food coloring with few drops of vinegar
  2. Spread whip cream into a shallow container
  3. In a separate container place your boiled eggs into vinegar for 2 min
  4. Take out the eggs and wipe dry
  5. Using a dropper, drip the colors across the whip cream
  6. Using a toothpick swirl the colors around
  7. Then place the egg into the colored whip cream and roll it around
  8. Once colored let it rest for around 10 minutes
  9. Wipe dry and voila! Beautiful eggs!

Recipe 2: Rice Colored Eggs

Rice eggs

Skills Developed Targeted Senses
Fine motor skills, bilateral coordination and eye hand coordination Visual and tactile senses

 Ingredients:

  • 4 cups of white rice
  • Food coloring
  • Hard boiled white eggs
  • Zip lock bags

What to do:

  1. Place 1 cup of rice in a zip lock bag
  2. Add food coloring
  3. Shake to mix the color
  4. Add hard boiled egg into the bag
  5. Shake & shake to color the egg
  6. That’s it!!!
  7. Repeat steps for each color.

Enjoy this video of Josh coloring his eggs using above strategies: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3nlFLNHsNs

Do you have any other favorite egg coloring strategies? Feel free to share them in the comments below.

~ Urszula

Gak Recipe

Gak Recipe

Gak

Ingredients

  • 8 oz of Elmer’s Glue
  • 8 oz of warm water
  • Food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon Borax
  • 1/2 cup of warm water

What to do

  1. Mix glue and water in a bowl
  2. Add the food coloring and mix it in
  3. In a separate bowl using a spoon mix 1/2 cup of warm water and Borax
  4. Once the Borax has dissolved add this mixture into the glue mixture
  5. Mix first with the spoon. Once the mixture is combined knead with your hands until you have finished forming Gak
  6. Have fun!

 

For ideas on how to play with Gak and a list of skills your child is working on check out the Weekend Sensory Play Time post.

Enjoy!

~ Urszula