Making Play Dough

Maggie was so excited about making this play dough. I was super excited that it only called for a few ingredients. We had so much fun making this and I’m sure you and your children will too. 

What you need:

  • 2 cups of corn starch
  • 1 cup conditioner
  • Large plastic bowl
  • Measuring cup
  • Rubber spatula
  • Food coloring 
  • A quart size bag for storage

Maggie gives fantastic directions!

You may need to add more conditioner and or cornstarch, to get the right consistency.

You will dye your hands! It’s totally worth it!

The end result.

Hope you enjoyed this play dough recipe!

Ocean Sensory Project

I’m probably more excited about maggie being on summer break than she is. It’s a little disheartening to know I’m about to have a third grader, but none the less we’re going to make this summer one for the scrapbook! We have a few trips planned and a Disney Vacation we’re in the midst of planning. This blog and a few more aren’t going to be about big trips, but the everyday days. 

Maggie and I searched Pinterest to find some fun projects to do. She decided she wanted to do the Ocean Sensory Project first. I ordered the beads from amazon, bought a 16 quart plastic container and toy ocean animals from a dollar store.

You need:

  • Water beads
  • Gallon pitcher
  • Tablespoon measuring spoon
  • Small water safe toys
  • Plastic container


Maggie gives you directions.

Things didn’t turn out like we’d planned, here’s more information.

These things are so neat! They’re a little deformed right now.

Before we went to bed.

After we got up the next morning. They grew a little bit more.

Time to play!

We all really enjoyed doing the ocean sensory bin! We think you will too! 

To see how we’re spending our lazy summer days check out the links under Summer Days With Maggie. I’m sure you’ll find something fun to do with your little one or just for yourself!