Friday, October 29, 2010

Homemade Clay

The other day we made homemade clay! It was super easy and the kids had a blast. It was also super messy. Here's the recipe:
Mix together 1 cup flour and 1/2 cup salt. Add 1/3 cup water and knead. Add food coloring and knead until blended.
Actually the recipe called for 1/2 cup water, but we discovered that was too much water and had to add flour until it was not wet and mushy anymore! Imagine the kids horror and delight when I told them they had to use their hands to mix it up! Here is a picture:

                                               Here are 2 of the file folder games I made. The turkey one is addition and subtraction up to 5. Eli loved that one. That's exactly what we're doing in math. He hates his worksheet (just 1 a day and takes about 5 minutes?) but he loved this.

This is a  color matching game I made for Mercie. She could match her colors, surprised me!
Super easy to make, well not quite that easy to laminate and cut with a 4 month old sitting in your lap, but in theory, they are super easy.

1 comment:

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

Your kids are so blessed to have such a great mom!