Looking for some fun ideas for an extended sleepover

Adrienne - posted on 07/31/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )

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Hi mommies!

My DS's cousin is coming to stay with us for 5 days and nights. He is 3, my LO is 2. Do you guys have any fun and inexpensive ideas to keep things awesome while he is here? I do not have a car most of the time, and is is WAY to hot for us to do much outside, save for early in the am. I know we will be finger painting, and maybe making cookies. I hope that we can get to the playground in the early morning at least a few times... but my inspiration seems to be lacking a bit after that. Any help would be appreciated!

Thanks Ladies,
Adrienne

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Jennifer - posted on 07/31/2012

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Homemade playdough is usually a big hit. Here is the recipe that I always use, and it keeps really well. My kids will play with it for hours at a time (even my 22 month old). I just give them some cookie cutters or whatever I can find that can make impressions in it, that will easily wash.
2-1/2 c. flour
2 pkg kool-aid (dark colors work best)
1/2 c. salt
2 c. boiling water
3 Tbsp. vegetable oil
mix flour, kool-aid, and salt. Add boiling water to dry ingrediants. Add oil, and mix until kool enough to knead. Knead (adding more flour as needed) until no longer sticky. Keep in airtight container when not using.

Another great activity that all my kids love. is that I went to the travel section at walmart and bought them all $1 spray bottles. Fill them up with water and let them squirt each other or whatever they want(outside of course). These hold more water than squirt guns, hold up better, and spray better.

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