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How To Make Quick Play Dough

Posted by Alex rennison on Friday, April 15, 2016, In : Crafts To Do At Home 
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Quick Play-Dough


1 cup Salt

2 cups flour

1 ½ cups of water

Good slug of vegetable oil

Food colouring

Glitter and Essential Oils



  • Put salt, flour, oil and food colouring in a bowl
  • Gradually add water mixing thoroughly
  • Add glitter and essential oils
  • Knead until smooth
  • Keep in an air-tight container in the fridge



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How To Make Super Slime

Posted by Cathy Rennison on Wednesday, April 13, 2016, In : Crafts To Do At Home 
So, this is the third time I have tried to post this blog - the other 2 disappeared off into cyber-space never to be seen again. Third time lucky?



I adore this slime and it weirdly seems to be more popular the older you get, sure the babies love it, but this particular slime even got an 82 year old man playing at a recent charity session!

This slime is not edible, so keep it out of babies mouths. (Edible slime coming soon - watch this space!)

You will need:
  • 1 tsp Borax + 1 cup Water
  • ½ cup PVA glu...

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How To Make Squeezy Bath Beetles

Posted by Cathy Rennison on Monday, April 11, 2016, In : Crafts To Do At Home 


These cute little fellows are an incredibly gentle soap substitute which is not only amazingly moisturising, but also helps sooth eczema and chicken-pox! They are so mild they can be used with newborn babies and they take 2 minutes to make.


You Will Need:


  • An old pair of tights, stockings or a muslin bag

  • Some porridge oats

  • Lavender and Chamomile essential oil (don’t add oils for tiny babies)


To Make:


  • Cut a length of stocking about 15cm long.

  • Tie a knot in one end.

  • Pour 1 cup of oats in.

  • Add a few dr...


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Messy-Nessy's Recipes and Ideas


Ideas to try at home - why not print the recipes out and share with your playgroup?