Raindrops are fallin’ my friends!
Rainy season has begun. With daily precipitation we find ourselves enjoying the dry moments when we have them. Finding indoor activities for a very busy toddler can be a challenge. Luckily those tried and true well-loved DIY projects are just as popular today as they were when our kids were young.
I know I’m dating myself with this one, lol! Did you know playdough was originally intended to be used as a wallpaper cleaner? Noah and Joseph McVicker invented Play-Doh in 1956 and since then over 700 million pounds of play-doh has been sold. I have been making DIY Play-doh for years so I knew the little guy would have fun with it.
Play-doh from the Bird's Nest!
- Flour (1 cup)
- Salt (1/4 cup)
- Water (3/4 cup)
- Lemon Juice (3 tbsp.)
- Olive Oil (1 tbsp.)
- Optional: Food coloring and/or essential oils for scent!
Hours of creative fun...
for mere pennies! Just heat the water, lemon juice and oil in a pan. Add any food coloring or preferred essential oil and stir. After combining the salt and flour; slowly add to the pan while mixing. Once the mixture begins to dry out a bit and form a ball you are good to go. Flip the dough back and forth until it is no longer sticky. Don’t worry; it will firm up as it cools. Let it cool and have fun!
Perfect for our rainy day…
I was amazed, this really captured his attention. When he was finished we covered and refrigerated the play-doh; ready for the next play time.
Precious family time…
requires treats from the heart. Quarantine time hasn’t always been easy but I wouldn’t trade these moments for anything. And…I have a willing healthy treat lover! Double Chocolate banana Muffins were an easy treat to make during naptime. They’re great to make, no flour and no eggs needed!
All it takes…
- Ripe banana (qty 2)
- Oats (2 cups)
- Maple Syrup (3 tbsp.)
- Baking Soda (1 tsp.)
- Baking Powder (1/2 tsp.)
- Cacao Powder (2 tbsp.)
- Almond butter (¼ cup)
- Dark Chocolate chips (1/4 cup)
- Optional: Walnuts (chopped)
I love making….
blender muffins! When you’re short on time these are a lifesaver. Just place everything but the chocolate chips in the blender and blend!
A sweet heart…
Muffin baking pan which I’ve had in the pantry came in handy today. Filled and topped with chocolate chips, they were in the oven for 22-24 minutes at 375 degrees.
Afternoon snack ...
was pretty special! All I heard was “Ohhhh my!”
The rain had stopped…
time to head outside, muffin in hand! “This is goot, this is goot!” he exclaimed clutching his treat!
Like many of you I would bake every day for those sweet comments. Our time together will be over in a flash. A day of play-doh and chocolate muffins would certainly brightens any rainy day! DIY projects are so much fun. I hope you’ll share these treats with your kids (both large and small,lol) I think you’ll find it very therapeutic! Thanks for stopping by.
Remember...don't forget to practice social distancing!
And as always, blessings to you all!