Christmas, New Year and School Holidays gives us extra time with the family. Keeping young children entertained can be pretty demanding especially when the weather is too hot or stormy so Rosalie from our Office has listed some recipes to help keep the kids entertained when they are stuck inside the house.

Homemade play dough:

Combine water, oil, salt, cream of tartar, and food colouring in a saucepan and heat until warm.

Remove from heat and add flour (add a couple of drops of food dye to what colour you like)

Stir, then knead until smooth

Store this dough in an airtight container or a Ziploc freezer bag


Homemade Glue:

Mix one part plain flour with one part water ( 1 cup of Plain flour to 1 cup water) until you get a thick glue-like consistency. Add a bit more water it its too think

Mix well with a spoon to get rid of all the bumps. Add a few tablespoons of salt to help prevent mold.


Homemade Finger Paint: 

3 tlbs sugar

½ tsp salt

½-1 cup plain flour

2 cups water

Combine ingredients in small saucepan.  Warm until mixture thickens. Cool & pour into containers, add food coloring for different colors.