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The Sensory “Sandbox”…

My youngest daughter, Evelyn is a big fan of her sense of taste, and until recently insisted on tasting just about anything she could get her hands on! So when I started looking for sensory projects for her, I sought out ones that were edible. Not the ones that actually tasted yummy, because I felt I would be fueling the fire. Evelyn has thankfully just transitioned out of the “put everything in your mouth” stage, but these bins are great no matter what stage of development your younger children are in.

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National Play-Doh Day…

We take Playdoh pretty serious around here. It’s a great pass time for Mabel, if not one of her favorite hobbies. And now Evelyn can get involved since she’s not trying to put it in her mouth anymore ! Plus anything that Mabel is doing you bet her little sister wants to get in on as well. So in honor of National Play Doh Day (yes there is a day for that) I’m passing on a recipe that one of my readers had sent me to try. The outcome?

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The Magical Craft Kit

I recently shared how Mabel is becoming quite the craft aficionado. So much so that I put together a craft kit so we are ready whenever inspiration strikes! To be completely honest, having everything organized and in one place has definitely increased the frequency of Mabel’s artistic moments. Good clean fun that keeps little minds and hands busy?! I would call that a parental win. I don’t know why I didn’t do this sooner!

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Fueling Imagination… The Pipe Cleaner Princess

Summer is in full swing and it has been amazing to see the girls flourishing during our time here in California. They’re both learning to swim like fish and I think we are all embracing the more laid back California dreamin’ summertime. A new development for Mabel is how much longer she is able to engage on a particular project. Coloring has always been a favorite activity, but the time spent was about 5-10 minutes on the average. Now she can spend anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour whipping up her masterpieces. Not only does she love to color and paint, she is all-in for any type of crafting project (watch out, Martha Stewart!) and this mommy needs to step up her game…

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Painting with Yogurt…

Mabel loves to paint. But at three years of age she knows not to put the paint in her mouth. Her 1 year sister on the other hand… So I Love this easy recipe for edible paint. You don’t want them to eat it obviously, but if they do its ok. Evelyn should be able to have some fun as well!

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