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Kids Activities: 5 Must-Try Spring Play Recipes

by Rebecca Eanes

Spring Play Recipes

3. Cloud Dough

We love this stuff, but it's super messy indoors. It would be great to put in a plastic tub outside. If you use whole wheat flour, your cloud dough will look like sand! With just 2 ingredients, how much easier could sensory play get?


8 cups of flour, 1 cup of baby oil or canola oil

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4. Sidewalk Chalk Spray

Wine and Glue has a great recipe for this that I cannot wait to try! I have spray bottles that I found at our local dollar store - for $1 each. This is on my weekend to-do list!


1 tbs flour, 10-12 drops of food coloring, and a half cup of warm water. Shake and spray!

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5. Giant Bubbles

Bubbles are always fun, but those gigantic ones? Amazing!


6 cups of water, 1/2 cup of blue Dawn dish liquid, 1/2 cup of corn flour, 1 Tbsp baking powder

To make the bubble wands, thread yarn through 2 straws. Then, tie a knot to make a large square.

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Rebecca Eanes, is the founder of and creator of Positive Parenting: Toddlers and Beyond. She is the bestselling author of 3 books. Her newest book,Positive Parenting: An Essential Guide, is more than a parenting book, it's a guide to human connection. She has also written The Newbie's Guide to Positive Parentingand co-authored the book, Positive Parenting in Action: The How-To Guide to Putting Positive Parenting Principles in Action in Early ChildhoodShe is the grateful mother to 2 boys.


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