rainbows all around…

today was an extra active day here at our house…

we read some great books and then everyone wanted to take a turn doing our art activity; there’s nothing like a little painting and printing to start off a long weekend in lockdown!

this activity is super fun and easy and great for all ages.  kids as young as 18 months can even give it a try (with a parent’s help, of course)- and even the teenagers in our house had fun with it.


  • an old cd or large jar top
  • washable liquid paints
  • paintbrush
  • lots of paper
  • scissors


  • cover the shiny side of the cd with generous amounts of paint
  • we painted large stripes of each color for a more “rainbow like” effect
  • flip the cd over and print on the paper
  • twist cd on paper to create a swirled effect
  • allow to dry thoroughly and then cut out round prints
  • use as notecards or gift cards or even fancy to do lists

making perfect playdoh at home…

ever since i learned how, i have been making playdoh at home.

the process and the product are BOTH entertaining and somehow, i find it to be more fun to create with playdoh that i have made myself…

this recipe makes enough for two children; simply double the amounts if you happen to have a full house!

adding glitter and food coloring is always a great option too. if you don’t have food coloring; a couple drops of paint will also do the trick…


  • 1.5 cups flour
  • ½ cup salt
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • embellishments


  • mix all the ingredients together and knead well
  • add more water or flour as necessary
  • embellishments are up to you- glitter, food coloring, child-friendly paints
    • all work great and are safe for children of all ages (especially for younger children who sometimes want to see how their playdoh tastes!!)