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I found this on the net yesterday which would make a good first finger paint for younger toodlers and it's completely safe if the put it in their mouths!!

Just put two tablespoons of plain natural yoghurt into a few little pots and add different coloured food colouring to each, give them some paper and let them at it!!

Sounds easy, safe and fun!!

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I found this on the net yesterday which would make a good first finger paint for younger toodlers and it's completely safe if the put it in their mouths!!

Just put two tablespoons of plain natural yoghurt into a few little pots and add different coloured food colouring to each, give them some paper and let them at it!!

Sounds easy, safe and fun!!

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that sounds good - but would it dye their little fingers too?
much as that would be funny!
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that sounds good - but would it dye their little fingers too?
much as that would be funny!
Heehee, haven't tried it yet but i'm sure it'd just wash off!!

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just got sent this from babycentre to amuse my 30 month old, so thought I'd share as it sounds like fun:

Map of me

Chart your little one's growth and progress by creating a life-size map of him and then get him to colour it in.

Skills developed: motor control, imagination
What you will need: pen or pencil; paints or crayons; a roll of paper (wallpaper lining paper is ideal though several smaller pieces of paper stuck together will work fine)

Roll out a large piece of paper and get your little one to lay down on it. Take a pen or pencil and draw round him. Now encourage him to colour it in, naming the different body parts as he goes. It's fun to cut the picture out and put it on the wall with it's feet at floor level. Then do the same thing again next month and see how much he has grown.

Day tripper

You don't need to leave the house to have a great day out. With a little imagination you and your toddler can travel far and wide…from the comfort of your own bed.

Skills developed: imagination, language
What you will need: pillows and cushions can help build your "car"; a paper or plastic plate is useful as a steering wheel.

Turn your bed into a car with the help of some cushions and pillows. Ask your toddler if she would like to drive (if she does, give her the paper plate to use as a steering wheel) and where she would like to go. Favourite day trips include the zoo, the jungle, the seaside, the farm or even a safari. Now off you go. Your toddler will probably want to supply the brmming noise of the car so it will be down to you to provide the running commentary of where you are going and what you can see. Is that a monkey in the tree or could there be a snake in the grass?

Follow the trail

Create a trail for your toddler to follow, using an unravelled roll of toilet paper. Upstairs, downstairs, inside or outside… To make it even more fun leave some "treasure" at the end of the trail.

Skills developed: discovery, independence
What you'll need: one roll of toilet paper

Try not to let your toddler see you as you walk around the house, gradually letting the toilet paper unravel behind you. You can make the trail longer by making it go round the edges of a room, or make it interesting by doubling back on itself at times. When you've decided where the trail ends, tear off the paper and weigh it down with a book or heavy object. You can leave a small surprise - like a box of raisins, stickers or a favourite toy - as "treasure" at the end of the trail. Show your toddler how to follow the trail as closely as possible, picking it up as he goes.

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I got emailed this today, so thought I'd share it:

Junk modelling

Once your little one develops a love of junk modelling you will never look at empty cereal boxes and yoghurt pots in the same way again.

Skills developed: motor skills, understanding shapes
What you'll need: a collection of empty packaging, for example cereal boxes, egg boxes, yoghurt pots etc; PVA glue and brush; masking tape; stickers and other decorations.

Cover your table with newspaper. Lay out your junk. Tell your toddler that these are her materials and she can make anything she likes from them. She may say that she wants to make something specific but she is more likely to just start building then decide what it is when she's finished. She will probably need help sticking the boxes together but let her take the lead as to what goes where. When she is happy with her creation it's time to decorate. Painting packaging isn't always easy, particularly if it is shiny, but sticking on stickers, scraps of fabric or pictures cut from magazines works brilliantly.
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LOL just posted was going looking for this thread!!!

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LOL just posted was going looking for this thread!!!

You star!!!
great minds think alike!
you should post a link on here to your rose petal cottage thread, so it won't be lost!
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that sounds good - but would it dye their little fingers too?
much as that would be funny!
Probably. A friend of mine was complaining about the playdough at her son's preschool because it is coloured with food colouring and stains his clothes. I am going to make my own playdough soon (keep thinking about it and never seem to get my act together), and am thinking of better ways to colour it that won't stain. Any ideas???
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glitter playdough -

Just Deanna: Glitter Playdough

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this website is fab for ideas -
http://deannasstuff.blogspot.com/search/label/parties


xx love the party bags - buckets (so lovely)

and the apron
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I just got sent this link fom Netmums which has lots of craft ideas so thought I'd share it with you:

Creative play - big and easy - Netmums
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