Tag Archive | Homemade

Homemade Silly Putty

This morning I saw a really neat slime idea that used borax but I didnt have any so I went a Goggling for other gooy-slimy concoctions and found one that said laundry soap. This I had! So here we go!

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Laundry Soap, Glue, and some Glitter for fun.

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Pour glue into bowl.

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Add laundry soap. I added too much and had to add more glue.

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Add glitter and begin mixing.

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When it reaches this wet sticky consistency let it sit for 10-15 minutes and begin to work it with your hands.

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Peel from bowl and give to a kid!

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When you’re done, store it in a jar for later!

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Learning Fun with Egg Cartons

Todays post will be shorter but there are still TONS you can do with Egg Cartons! The most and best are crafty fun things I found online!

Math

There are a few different ways you can do math games with egg cartons but the big hit seems to be numbering the insides and using any counters you can to have your kids fill the slots with

the right amount. I think you could easily change it up for kids as they get older by adding in math problems that they use the counters and cartons for!

Sorting

With egg cartons you could set up sorting stations of all sorts! (ha pun intended) For intsance you can have kids sort items by colors, shapes, sizes, textures, materials so on

and so fourth. Have fun with it!

Planting

Add some soil and pick out your favorite seeds and watch them grow! As kids get older you can have them document how much they grew each day.

Painting

Here you’ll see you can use the cartons to paint with like shown on the Left OR to pain on like what’s shown on the Right!

Crafting Animals

I am only posting a few examples here but I found literally TONS of animals folks had made with their egg cartons; from bugs to bests!

Homemade Deodorant

Not my picture, but mine looks the same! Blue deodorant case and all :-))

This is my second batch of homemade deodorant. This one I made differently because I wanted it to be more solid in the tube. Coconut oil has a tendency to melt at 77 degrees and in the summer in KY it doesn’t take long to hit that. So as I neared the end of my sometimes solid deodorant stick I went to the local farmers market and got a stick of beeswax!

Ingredients:

  • 4 TB Coconut Oil
  • 2 TB Beeswax
  • 2 TB Baking Soda
  • 1 TB Corn Starch
  • Essential Oils (optional for scent)

Directions:

In a small pot on LOW heat melt the coconut oil and beeswax (add your scent now if you choose to use one. I used 25 drops). Once its melted add in the baking soda and corn starch. Mix well and remove from heat. Pour into an old deodorant stick and leave to sit for 24 hrs. Pop the lid on and your ready to go!

Super Simple Scrub

Looking for a simple Mother’s Day gift? Here is it! This homemade body scrub is perfect for anyone of any age to make!

Ingredients:

  • 8 Table Spoons Sugar
  • 4 Table Spoons Coconut Oil (Yes I know its my knew favorite things)
  • Essential Oils (Scent to your likening but completely optional)

Directions:

  • Mix together and throw in a pretty jar with a cute bow.

See I told you it was simple! Why spend $30-100 on something you can make outta stuff you already have in your kitchen? Happy Mother’s Day!

 

User directions : For best results rub on skin dry, then rinse in bath or shower!

Homemade Baby Oat Cereal

What you need:

  1. Steel Cut Oats (or orignal but NOT instant)
  2. Bender (or food processor)
  3. Storage Containers (one for dry and wet)
  4. 1/4 Measurng Cup
  5. 4oz Breastmilk (or formula)
  6. Sauce Pan
  7. Wisk
  8. Bowl
  9. Baby Spoon
  10. Bib
  11. and of course … the Baby!

 


Directions:

1.Take 2 Cups Oats and blend to fine powder (or as many cups as you want to store) 
2. Pour powder into storage contaner for later.
3. Pour 4oz of Breastmilk (or formula) into sauce pan.
4. Add 1/4 Cup oat powder to sauce pan.
5. Wisk on medium heat for 10 minutes (Keep wisking to keep from clumbing)
6. Remove from heat and let cool (it will be thicker than when you started)

 

After your freshly homemade baby oat cereal is made you can pour it into a small bowl and break out the baby spoon!

This recipie I found online and is intended for babies between 4-6 months of age, or later. Your baby should be able to hold ther head well, sit with support, no longer have the urge to push things out of their mouth with their tounge, be interested in eating, and be able to make eye contact and smile. I found many different suggest when you do start new foods. We intend on feeding the same thing once every 4 days and will add a new food each month until we hit 8 months, takng our time and spacing things out. Afterall she is getting all the nutrition she needs already, so for now its just learning to eat. 🙂

 

 

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm

 

 

 

A hand MUST accompany each spoonful!

 

Oh ya Im happy!

 

Before and After

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(From a fun day of baby food, music, and dancing!)