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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Getting Crafty

My kiddos love to be creative and get all crafty.  With Madi, it takes a bit of extra creativity to make sure that she is able to do anything she puts her little mind to.  One thing that we use all the time and LOVE is our learning tower.  I should be a spokesperson for them because we love ours so much!  We seriously use it every day.  We got it when Madi was just itty bitty, and I knew it would get a lot of love.  We use it with Madi in her HKFOs, but had planned to use some sort of chair or stool in it if she wasn't able to stand in it.  We try to encourage Madi to be up and standing as much as possible and it helps when we can vary her activities for her.  The learning tower allows us to cook, do dishes, play in the sink, do crafts standing up, etc...  Today we used our learning tower to make peanutbutter play-dough (recipe below) and to paint.  It was a ton of fun!  Here's some pictures from today:

P.S. Both of the kids fit in it as well, which is awesome.  It is very roomy!!

Peanut Butter Play-Dough Recipe
(We made ours peanut-free!  We also used the dairy-free version :)  I will put my modifications below)

1 C. Peanut Butter (we used sunflower butter, however, hazelnut chocolate butter would have been very yummy too!

1/2 C. Honey (we used wild, raw, local honey)

2 C. Powdered Sugar

1/2 teaspoon gluten-free vanilla extract

(You could also add m&m's, chocolate chips, rice crispies, or something similar to change it up a bit)

In a bowl mix peanut butter, honey, and powdered sugar with your hands. Dough should feel soft and pliable, shape into the forms of your choice. You can be creative and use cookies cutters, and all kinds of things. Enjoy!

(the above picture is a link to the learning tower on amazon, using our associate link ;))

1 comment:

Ray, Star, Tanner, and Connor said...

Love the concept about the learning tower! Peanut butter playdough... my favorite!