It has been a while since we made no cook play dough. Let Nikki get an experience of making it – also non toxic for Norrah (but she wasn’t really interested).
Seeing the play doughs on the mat after returning from school, Noelle says she wants to play with it ‘for a while’ (while I put Norrah to nap) before their nap time. 😁
Recipe adapted from messylittlemonster.com, ingredients used:
2 cups plain flour
1/2 cup salt
2 tbsp cream of tar tar
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 cup hot boiling water
Video on how it looks in real <here>
Part of our agenda today is baking and decorating a Father’s day cake for papa! Of course, hubby didn’t know that the cake is for him – though he did know that we are baking cake. In fact, when I was writing down the recipe for Noelle this morning before he went work, he joked that the recipe for ‘chocolate cake’ is ‘go toilet do!’ 🙄 Then in my heart was laughing – he is asking himself to eat 💩🤭🤣😂
We did the baking after lunch and before nap. Let it cool down when we went nap. We went swimming before creaming it – and papa came back while we were swimming; so the surprise exposed and we only completed the frosting after dinner!
** Look beyond perfection – when I let their hands on, I have to let go OCD-ness! Though it may not be perfect, to them (and their papa) it was GOOD! 😁😁
I used the same recipe that I used in March for hubby’s birthday – because it is healthier recipe with extra virgin coconut oil instead of butter and doesn’t need a mixer to do! Most importantly, they like it!
Cardboard, glue, scissors and pastel colours
24m18d did the pastel colouring!
At 24m14d, we can actually chill a lot – more fun activity than educational or academic! In fact, she learns along as I read with her big sister! As experience tells, starting them late on ‘academics’ doesn’t hinder them – at 5 year old, my eldest started attending her one and only year of kindy; she is coping well – she is catching up – here’s a video of her reading about “Senses“!
Yesterday night we did sheep craft – just basic sticking of cotton balls!
What we need: clear glass/bottle, water, food colouring, vegetable oil, salt
First pour the water. Then drop few drops of food colouring. Slowly pour in the oil.
The effect starts when you pour in the salt!
We did another round with a bottle!
The effect seems better with more water! <video>
Items required: White plate, white board market, water, straw
Fish version <video>