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Lotion Bars

Lotion bars are a great way to keep your skin hydrated and moisturized over the cold winter months. These little bars can be made in a variety of fun shapes and sizes. Lotion bars are made with butters, oils and waxes and they are best kept in an airtight jar in a cooler place, to… Read more » Read more »

Bubble Snake

Today on Caitie’s Classroom, we’re talking all about baths! Here is a fun activity you can do with soap suds. Are you ready to make your own bubbly snake? Materials sock dish soap small dish with water rubber bands small empty water bottle craft knife scissors Steps 1. With a craft knife pierce a hole at… Read more » Read more »

Spreadable Joy: The Advent Calendar

Introducing The Spreadable Joy Series The Spreadable Joy Advent Calendar Christmas. Warm coats, toasted chestnuts, fires, lights, baubles, cinnamon sticks, sugar cookies, mince pies, mulled cider, eggnog and presents. Lots and lots of presents. Children these days can easily miss the true meaning of the festive season. Whether you do the nativity or not, the season… Read more » Read more »

DIY Bath Bombs

Bath Bombs make the perfect DIY project for both adults and kids, they can be simple or very complex with a variety of ingredients. Bath bombs are fun to make and even more fun to use, from relaxing and delicious blends of scents and skin loving ingredients. What you will need Mold (I use silicone… Read more » Read more »

Colored Soap Foam

Here is a recipe to make your own colored soap foam! A perfect sensory play activity. Materials food coloring – liquid or gel water dish soap measuring cup hand mixer tablespoon large bowl 1. Add two tablespoons of dish soap and cup of water to a large bowl. 2. Add a few drops of food… Read more » Read more »

DIY Soap Crayons

Crayons are fun all the time! Imagine being able to take them into the bath, how fun would bathtime be!? Parents not to worry! Even though we would love to keep all of our children’s  masterpieces we know that’s just not always possible. This play time will be super easy to clean up: a quick wipe down… Read more » Read more »

DIY Peekaboo Cat Puppet

Here’s how to make a puppet of the Peekaboo Cat that can really play peekaboo! You need: This template White Bristol board Four skinny popsicle sticks Scissors craft knife Glue stick Glue gun Steps 1. Print out the template.  With a glue stick glue the template onto to the bristle board. Cut out the cat’s… Read more » Read more »

Sink or Float Sensory Bottles

Oil & Water Sensory Bottles Materials Baby oil or Canola oil water large glass water-based food coloring oil-based food coloring for candy bottles Steps Fill bottle up one-third of the way with water and add water-based food coloring until you reach your desired color. Add lid and shake If you chose to color the oil, pour… Read more » Read more »

5 Tips to Get Started with Cloth Diapers

So you’re considering cloth diapering? Great news! Given that the average baby goes through 5,500 diapers from birth to potty, and that it’s estimated that one single disposable diaper takes around 500 years to decompose in landfill, there’s never been a better time to make the switch. Using cloth diapers isn’t hard, it’s just different… Read more » Read more »

Taking Your Kids to the Grocery Store

What words come to mind when you think about grocery shopping with your children? Chaos? Distraction? Battles, Exhausting? If you answered “yes!” to any of these, you are not alone! Most parents would agree that any and all of these words may be applicable at times. But did you know that taking your children grocery… Read more » Read more »