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  1. Pour 1cup of water into a large bowl.
  2. Add food colouring of your choice and stir.
  3. Add 1 cup of cornstarch to bowl of coloured water
  4. Stir until cornstarch is dissolved. It will ffeel weird if the amounts are correct, so add cornstarch or water in small amounts as needed.
  5. Pour onto a sheet of waxpaper or a large play bucket like a water table.
  6. Have fun!

Best Ever Playdough Recipe!


Food Colouring



Feeding the birds

The children have grown interested in the wildlife that visit our playground throughout the year. They noticed that a lot of birds were in the field pecking the ground looking for food. Concerned that there was not enough food for the birds, the children decided that we needed to be kind to our bird friends and provide them with some easy to find snacks.

Pipe cleaner feeder
Supplies needed:
-          Plain Cheerios
-          Pipe cleaners
-          String (depending on hanging needs)
All you need to do to make this fun bird feeder is thread the desired number of cheerios onto the pipe cleaner of your choice. The next step is where you can get creative. You can choose to make a small feeder with a single pipe cleaner or twist a few pipe cleaners together to create a GIANT feeder! The pipe cleaners will also keep their shape when bent so experiment and see what shapes you can make!

Here are some fun projects that we've done that you can try at home!