10 Sensory Craft projects for Kids

sensory crafts kiddy crafty

Ive been looking for some sensory crafts that we can try with my little one. We have already tried the cloud dough that i posted earlier here and although it was messy it did open a new world of fun that both me and her could enjoy.

So im eager to try more and here are a selction of sensory projects that i came across while on my travels that i thought i would share with you. Id love to know what you think and which ones you have already tried.

1. Sensory Art with Shaving Cream and Food Colouring


2. Exploding paint

To me even as an adult this looks fun to do!

Vinegar Baking Soda Preschool Science ~ 3 fun ways to learn and play with Fizzing Paint

 

3. Discovery bottles

4. Sensory Art Play: Colorful Gelatin Castles

Gelatin castles for sensory and art play

5. Sensory Bins

sensory bin goodies

6. Colouring Rice

7. Dying Pasta

colored pasta for preschool craft pasta necklaces

8. Sensory Bags

sensory bags

9. Slime!

There is just something about the kid in me that just wants to make this!

touch edible slime

and lets end with a bounce with Bouncy balls (sorry for the pun!)

homemade bouncy balls

 

 

Pancake Ideas for Toddlers

Pancake Ideas for Toddlers

Pancake ideas for toddlers kiddy crafty

 

So its Pancake day tomorrow Feburary 17th so how about instead of getting the glue and glitter out, you take a moment to have some fun with your little ones in the kitchen this time and make something fun with pancakes and for the clean up? you sit back and eat them, what could get better than that!

To start with here is a basic pancake recipe for you (makes about 12 small pancakes)

Recipe photo: Fast and Easy Pancakes

  • 100g white plain flour

  • 1 egg

  • 150ml milk

  • 150ml water

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil (plus more for greasing the pan)

Sift the flour into a bowl, make a well in the centre and break in the egg.

Add a little milk and stir gently. Add the rest of the milk slowly and stir until smooth. Stir in the water and oil and beat for one minute.

(If you have an electric whisk bung all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk until you have a smooth batter).

Heat a drop of oil in an omelette pan. When the pan is really hot, pour in about 3 tablespoons of batter. Cook for just under a minute – using a spatula to keep an eye on how it’s cooking.

Now the fun bit … FLIP IT – or if you find you’re dropping too many, turn it over with the spatula.

Cook the other side for 15 seconds. 

Now you have made the pancakes, what about adding a bit of creativity to it? What do you think of these?

 

Pancake Caterpillar

find the instructions here.

Look at this baby stack of pancakes!

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Find the instructions here.

Find out how to make Mr Potato head here.

pancake tic tac toe

find the instructions for this edible game here.

and if you do have any spare left over why not just paint straight onto them!

find out how here.

 

Valentine’s Day Crafts for Toddlers (Especially Boys)

Valentine’s Day Crafts for Toddlers (Especially Boys)

Valentines day is quickly creeping up, its saturday just in case you might forget! 🙂

Im still trying to keep an eye open for Valentines crafts but it also got me thinking Valentines is very pink/red and pretty so how do you get your little boys involved if they arent into all that?

Here are some ideas i think might work that i found on mummysbundle.

The only issue I’ve run into is that my little boy isn’t too fond of crayons, markers or paint-type projects at the moment. He’d much rather be playing with puppets, tossing objects or pushing cars.

valentines day crafts

That got me thinking. If I could just find Valentines’ crafts that had some creative movement to them –crafts he could use in pretend play, it would be perfect.  So I searched a bit harder.  I finally came across a few that would do the trick.

Here are 4 Valentines’ day crafts I found for active toddlers, especially rambunctious little boys like my own:

1. Valentine’s Day Inch Word Pencils

inchworm

Isn’t this idea simply adorable? I know this could work well for either boys or girls, but thought my little man in particular would get a kick out of wiggling little inch-worm pencils across the floor and then using them to chase our dog around the house, hehe!

2. Cupid Arrows

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I love the fact that these cupid arrows work just like paper planes.  Not only are they very simple to create, they are perfect for little hands that love to toss things all day!!

3. Luv Puppy Puppet

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Since my little guy LOVES both dogs and puppets, I was so glad I found this puppy puppet.  I can’t wait to see his face light up when we put a couple of these together for a puppet show!

4. Popsicle Stick Butterfly

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This one too cute to pass up.  Popsicle sticks are so much more durable than construction paper projects so I know my kid won’t tear it to pieces the moment we start playing.  I can just picture him launching the butterfly up in the air and making him fly. Plus, once he sees the googly-eyes I’m sure he will be all smiley faces :)!