Basil Play Dough Recipe

While away in Italy we made some natural, no-cook play dough using fresh basil to scent it. It smelt wonderful and was such a feast for the senses while little hands played with it! 

As with all our no-cook play dough recipes, this took only

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Baby Sensory Play: Exploring Outdoors

In this next post in the series of simple ideas for sensory play activities with young babies, we took our exploring outside to observe the wonder of the natural environment!

As already discussed in the bubble blowing sensory play post, activities for babies don’t need to be complex or overly-planned.

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Shell Fossil Imprints in Salt Dough

Create some beautiful homemade fossils and nature print keepsakes using shells and easy homemade salt dough!

Salt dough shell prints If you read this blog often you will already know how much we love salt dough and use it often for

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Art and Play in Nature: It’s Playtime!

Here are some lovely ideas for creating art and play in the beautiful outdoors, using natural elements. Be sure to click through and read about each activity and leave a comment for the authors!

Beautiful nature collages from The Chocolate Muffin Tree!

 Painted rocks by Crafting Play

 Miniature

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Growing Cress Heads and Cress Initials!

 We have been having fun with an easy indoor growing project and learning lots of fun facts about nature and science along the way! Cakie filled up some plastic tubs with cotton wool balls and watered them until they were damp (but not soaking

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