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Edible 3 Ingredient Lemon Pie ‘Silly Putty’

Edible Lemon Pie Silly Putty

So it’s possible we’ve become a little obsessed with making cornstarch goop concoctions at my house. Just a little. We’ve tried a number of recipes and my 6yo is always game to get his hands messy! In the spirit of experimenting, we’ve discovered the most delicious edible silly putty you’ll ever try! It’s just 3 ingredients and contains NO borax or liquid starch.

Simple 3-ingredient lemon pie silly putty that is totally edible and smells delicious! Easy clean-up and perfect for little ones who like to get their hands messy!

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Please Note: While this recipe is totally edible, I don’t recommend eating lots of it. Always supervise kiddos while they play with it because I suspect you’d get a tummy ache from eating too much. But it sure smells heavenly!

So I’ve called this stuff ‘silly putty’ but it could be categorized as slime, goop, oobleck or just about any other name. The main thing is that it’s super fun to play with and it tastes like lemon pie.

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A Mermaid Birthday Party

Mermaid Birthday Party Teal Starfish Headband - Felt Mermaid Headband

A mermaid birthday party is a thing of my dreams! As a kid, all I wanted to be was a mermaid and suspect that’s true for many little (or big) girls now too. I live near the ocean and I love all things nautical, so dreaming up the perfect mermaid birthday party has been loads of fun for me! I rounded up a few of the essential items you’ll need to create a lovely mermaid-themed day for your special little girl.

Would you like to throw an amazing mermaid birthday party? Here's is a roundup of all the mermaid-themed party favors, decor and treats you will need to create an incredible mermaid party!

Why not start the bash off by giving all the girls mermaid names? You could go with the names of Ariel’s sisters in The Little Mermaid or let your imagination run wild. Collect up some fun costume pieces to dress the girls up and prepare a few ocean-themed games or activities. (Pin the leg on the octopus?)

You could plan some cupcake decorating with lots of glitter and sparkly sprinkles and pearls!

Get started by considering the items listed below. They’ve all been carefully curated from some amazing Etsy shops that I know you’ll love as much as me! (And yes, shameless plug, I listed my shop first. Haha)

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11 Incredible Edible Play Dough, Silly Putty & Slime Recipes

Edible Marshmallow Play Dough

When my 5yo starts to get a little wild and restless, I mix up a batch of cornstarch, water and food colouring and he’ll be happy and quiet for at least an hour! I remember playing with the same concoction as a kid, we sat on a big plastic sheet and made a huge mess with it!

So I started trying to find new goop recipes we could try just to mix it up a little. (see what I did there? mix it up? haha) What I’ve found is that there a ton of ideas for non-toxic & edible play dough, slime, goop or whatever you want to call it.

Here are my top 11 choices.

A roundup of 11 recipes for taste-safe & edible play dough, clay, silly putty and slime. Play dough recipes using kitchen staples as ingredients. Never worry about your little ones putting these in their mouths!

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The following recipes could be categorized as slime, goop, silly putty, clay or play dough. They vary in consistency but the main point is that they are fun to make and will entertain your kiddos on a rainy day.

Even though the recipes are taste-safe, always supervise when kids are playing with them.

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Fun Fall Family Activities

Last weekend I decided to put on my supermom cape and attempt a couple fun fall-themed activities with the kids.  And it was actually a success!  The kids were happy and didn’t fight and we all had fun!  I can hardly believe it myself.  We did an autumn tree craft and decorated some monster rice krispies treats.

Looking for an easy halloween themed activity to do with the kiddos?! How about decorating rice krispie monster treats? :)

I had the boys help me make the rice krispie treats the day before, they both looove helping with anything in the kitchen.  I had to muster up all my patience though as they tossed the marshmallows into the pot One. At. A. Time. *deep breaths*

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34 Last Minute Halloween Costume Ideas

34 Halloween costume ideas you can make in a matter of hours!

One year for Halloween, I went out dressed as an ‘animal princess’. I took all my stuffed animals and safety pinned them to my best dress. I think I was about 10 years old and needless to say it was an extremely last minute attempt at a costume. My siblings still tease me about that one!  I’m going to hazard a guess that I’m by no means the only kid to ever have had need of some last minute Halloween costume ideas!

Need an amazing last minute Halloween costume? I've got you covered. Here are 34 ideas for either children or adults that you can pull off in a matter of hours. Plus, snag a bonus pdf of 30 more costume ideas made with cardboard boxes!

There are loads of reasons why costumes need to be procured at the last moment.  Maybe the original costume busted a seam the night before, or like younger me no thought was put into choosing a costume until it was time to head out the door!

Store-bought costumes, in my opinion, are cheaply made and very costly.  I’m certainly not going to drop $50 on an outfit that will only last one night.  Plus I want to help my kids develop their creativity and imagination!  My boys want to be a police car and an ambulance this year.  So we’re going to have some fun figuring out how to construct vehicle costumes!

But should that fail, I’ve compiled a list of 34 back up ideas.

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