Showing posts from April, 2014

{Pinterest} Print making with shaving cream

Be warned....this is a lot of fun....and just a little bit messy!

I've done this before and have even bought some special inks/dyes a few (maybe 5 craft fairs ago) but seeing it again in Pinterest reminded me about how lovely the prints can be.... and messy holiday fun for the boy? Why not!

There are more detailed instructions here and here....but basically you just squirt a whole lot of shaving cream (a couple of bucks from the cheap shop) into a tray.

Add a few drops of food colouring and give it a mix. We used a wooden skewer.
I'd recommend an eye dropper or pipette or something similar if your little one wants to add the colour themselves.....We didn't have much yellow left in the bottle after Mr 4-and-a-half wanted a go at adding the colour. 

Lay the paper over the shaving cream and gentle push down for 10 seconds or so and then slowly peel it off. 

Let it sit for a minute or so while you make some more prints off the same pattern, or add some more colouring or mix it…

{Pinterest} Cloud Dough

We made this last holidays and I'm only just getting around to blogging it! 

I followed a pin to this link and bought some cheap hair conditioner while at the shops. 

2 ingredients......yes.......but technically there is 3 with the colouring.  Easy to make.......yes.  Soft......yes

Best playdough It was lovely to play with for a while and it is soft and smells nice (apple scented conditioner) but is dried out quickly and it didn't store well in a sealed container in the cupboard. It also wasn't the easiest clean up, but that might have something to do with someone getting it all over the floor! 

The corn flour gave it the slight texture of 'slime' and it started to stretch the way the slime does when you hold it up. It wasn't much good for making things out of it, just nice to roll and pat and squish. 

It was Ok as something fun to do but a traditional playdough recipe, although more involved to make, will last a few weeks in the fridge and is be…