Playdough

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1 Cup Water, 1 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil, 1/2 Cup Salt, 1 Tablespoon cream of tartar, (this keeps it fresh for up to 6 months) Food Coloring, Saucepan, 1 Cup Flour.

Combine water, oil, salt, cream of tartar and food coloring in a saucepan and heat until warm.

Remove from heat and add flour.

Stir, then knead until smooth.

Store in plastic container or bag.


Foam Sand

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A bag or bottle of play sand, any color. One can of Barbasol shaving cream

Using a tub or container, spray some shaving cream into the sand. Be careful not to spray too much initially, the best consistency doesn’t require much and you can always add more.

Mix until desired texture and mold!


Expanding ‘Marble’ Balloon

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Container of water beads, there are buckets of 20,000 at Amazon, see link below

Bag of water balloons

Add enough water beads to fill the bottom of the water balloon (water beads expand with water so you don’t want the balloon more than half full, maybe not even, depending on the size of the dry beads.)

Add water on top of water beads inside the balloon. Balloon will expand, water beads will roll around inside providing a wonderful sensory experience. (Can take up to 2 hours + for full expansion.)

Purchase water beads

Water beads themselves are a wonderful sensory tool. They’re not expensive and provide hours of fun - whether in a bowl, bin or even a water table, lots of entertainment can be had. Perfect for summer, but also indoor friendly to be carried through all the seasons!


Slime

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1 oz of school glue, 1/4 cup of water, food coloring (if you prefer colored slime) and 1/4 cup of Borax. For additional fun, grab some glitter glue!

Mix the glue, water and food coloring in a bowl. Add the borax to your mixture and the slime should immediately start to form

Mix for as long as you can and then use your hands to knead until it becomes less sticky and more like slime

If there is leftover water in the bowl, just dump it. Store your slime in a plastic bag or container