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Friday, March 29, 2013

Home made play dough fun

We love play dough and I love making it homemade I have a post on how to make it here. On this post I'm just going to show some of the cool things we've made with it. SO keep checking back some updates.

My mom made this one.

Nita is so weird :) I love my sister



My mom

Again My crazy sister did this.

Mine :)


Forever N Always

Box Painting

We have a Al-Di's near us and that's where we get everything that we don't have coupons for. It's normally a       lot cheaper there. But we always forget to take our reusable bags with us so we seem to always come home with at least 1 box.. I saved this box for the boys to paint and then later on it can be used for different things. So far it has been a table for a restaurant and it's been a check out line for a grocery store. I can't wait to see what else the boys come up with.

I set  up the box with some paint , sponges and a paint brush.
Eli was just starting out.

The end.
i think I'll keep letting them do this.

Forever N Always

Rainbow Fizzy Fun

If anyone loves the way Vinegar and Baking Soda mix You really need to try this.
It's super easy and cheap and SO MUCH FUN.

What you will need.
Baking Soda
Kool Aid
Med dropper
1. Take some baking soda 

and mix with the kool aid.. ( 1 color at a time please
I did grape first then lemon and last cherry

Then I put some vinegar in a cup and gave then droppers to the kids.

Let have some fun.

Eli ( 14 months) didn't want to use the dropper but he loved to put his hand into it.

Look at those colors

Ray (10 years) wanted to mix it together

What we ended up with.

This smelled AMAZING. Even my sister Nita ( 13 years) was on the floor playing with it.

If you try this let me know how it worked for you.

Forever N Always

Easter Week 2013

I didn't get to do much with Eli and Ray this week because I wasn't home much. My Great Aunt passed away on Sat. So I've been with my family most of the week. I'm going to try and do some stuff today so keep watch for a update..

This was my Easter Sensory Bin.

It has Easter grass,  plastic eggs , some other little.. Eli love to put the stuff into the bowl.

These are somme glitter eggs things haha I think they are for a Easter tree because it has  a string.

These are those capsule things that when put into water  come open .

See not much for Easter. We did make some more play dough and everyone played with it. Tonight we will try Cloud dough.

In the 1 Easter bath we got to do I gave each of the boys 2 foam eggs and a basket  to decorate  as they wanted. I got these for  a $1 at Dollar Tree and each pack came with these 3.

All the little things you can add.

yep we dyed eggs. To show how we dyed our eggs I'll be making another post.

Even tho DH can't be here I still make him a egg.

These are for deviled  eggs
We ended this Easter with the best game of Egg Ball.

Forever N Always

Monday, March 25, 2013

Crochet Baby Hats

I just LOVE crochet baby hats and I just had Eli  (14 months) a custom hat made over at Pam's Custom Creations on facebook. She did a wonderful job and was super nice and helpful with getting me just what I wanted.. I Love Monkeys and already had a sock monkey hat someone gave me at Eli's baby shower so I wanted something different. Now my all time favorite monkey is a Capuchin monkey and I think she did a great job at making this hat.. She started making the hat on March 18th 2013 and I got it today on March 25 2013. So she had it made and to me in just a week. This hat cost me $15 which I don't think is bad price for a 100% costumed hat. I will definitely be buying more hat from her.

Here is the Sock Monkey Hat :)

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Homemade Play dough

So this week we've made some home made play dough for the boys to play with. Much to my surprise everyone including my mom and sister ended up playing with. This was my first time making play dough and I was going to do a double patch to make more colors but I didn't have enough cream of tartar. After I go to the store tomorrow I will  make some more and update this post with the new colors. I will also take pics of each step as I do them and add them to the bottom of the post in order.

What you will need..
1 cup water
1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 tablespoon cream of tartar
Food coloring


  • Combine water, flour , oil, salt, cream of tartar, and food coloring in a saucepan and heat until warm
  • Stir, then knead until smooth. The cream of tartar makes this dough last 6 months or longer, so resist the temptation to omit this ingredient if you don't have it on hand.
  • Store this dough in an airtight container or a Ziploc freezer bag.

  • Also Eli (14 months ) only tried to eat this once and after he tasted it he took it out of his month and said yucky so I don't have to worry about him trying to eat it again ( I hope )

    After it was cooked I put it on a pizza  pan to cool

    After it cooled I made the dough  into 1/4. After that I made them  into  little  balls  and  pushed  a hole into the middle.
    Then I dropped the food coloring into the holes.

    All closed up.

    My mom couldn't wait to see what colors I did and started playing with it to spread the  food  coloring  around.

    Neon Pink

    Neon Purple 
    Neon Green

    Neon Blue ( it didn't want to spread evenly like the other but it's super blue )

    playcreateexplore also made some scented kinds  Here

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    Friday, March 22, 2013

    cooked Noodle Sensory Bag

    Today we worked on colors and squishy.
    Eli loved stepping on these. He also loved to throw them out of the bin and throwing them back into it. 
    When he started to get a little bored with it I gave him a old bucket that was once used for cotton candy. He then started stacking the bags on top of each other and throwing the bags into the bucket.

    What I used.
    noodles ( I got mine form Dollar Tree but you an get them even cheaper with coupons )
    food coloring 
    plastic bags 
    duct tape.

    Step to making this awesome bag.
    1. Cook the noodles like you would any other time. Make sure to put a little oil in it so they don't get sticky.
    2. Put equal amounts of noodles into your bags ( 1 bag for each color )
    3. Put the food coloring in.
    4  Close and get out as much air as you can
    5. Duct tape the tops to keep the bags from opening.
    6. Give to the kids to mix the color in :)
    What we ended up with.

    This is how I duct taped the tops

    Sorry for the mess in the back ground. We haven't cleaned up yet from playing today.


    Putting them into the bucket

    Now he's dumping the bucket back out

    Sorry for the bad pis it's super hard to get a good pic of Eli (14 months) due to him moving so much.

    After all that playing he was ready for a healthy snack

     playcreateexplore did some noodle play also but hers is a little different. If you would like to see what she did  here is the link

    Forever N Always