Play Recipes

If you are looking for fun art and play recipes you are in the right place!  Here you will find over 100 recipes for play.  Most of these use common household ingredients and are very easy to make!  From slimes and doughs to goops and goos, this list has playtime covered!

Play Recipes 
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Shaving Cream Recipes
Crackle Foam POPS and fizzles between fingers while kids play.  Sensory play with sound effects- SUPER FUN!    Easy to make FREEZY PAINTS - Create beautiful works of art with these super fluffy, icy paints - a perfect way for kids to beat the heat this Summer!!!
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play recipes Summer Snow    Chalk Foam Play Recipe- kids love smearing and blending and squishing and mixing this colorful sensory art foam.  SO FUN!    Beach Bath
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Sand Play Recipes
A new play recipe from Growing a Jeweled Rose- make your own quicksand!       
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Sand Slime Play Recipe   Homemade play recipes- MAGIC Sand   Sidewalk sand play recipe from Growing a Jeweled Rose
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GOOPS & GOOS
Pumpkin GOOP for amazing Fall sensory play. Kids love this oozing cross between a liquid and a solid, and you only need a few common ingredients to make it. Smells just like pumpkin pie, too!   Amazing FREEZY GOO Play Recipe from Growing a Jeweled Rose- Freezy goo is icy cold and acts as both a liquid and a solid interchangeably.  (A SUPER fun way o beat the heat this Summer!)   SILLY Pumpkin Putty- this ooey gooey slime is perfect for Fall & smells just like pumpkin pie. Kids can make fun pretend pumpkin treats as they stretch, pull, squish, & giggle!
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Icy Cold Liquid Snow Recipe for Winter Play- so fun for kids!  Make OOZING snowballs, make it rain snow, and more! Amazing quicksand play dough - it is mold-able but turns to liquid when kids hands are still.  This recipe for play requires just a couple ingredients and NO COOKING! 
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Grinch Goo Christmas Funglowing recipes

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Bath Time Science Lab   Halloween Goblin GOO- so FUN!   
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Muds & Mucks
   clean mud   Magic Mud- a NEW play recipe from Growing a Jeweled Rose
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 Ghost Mud Play Recipe
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Slime Recipes
Snow slime is icy cold and sparkly white- such a fun way for kids to play with snow this Winter  eye spy   Magnetic Silly Putty
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Santa Slime Recipe  Gingerbread Slime Recipe- this slime smells amazing!  Give kids buttons and they will delight in making super stretchy and delightfully OOZE-Y Gingerbread men
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Candy Cane Slime Recipe- SO FUN!
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Cloud Doughs
Calming Lavender cloud dough sensory activity     
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Christmas Cloud Dough Recipe for Play- so fun for kids!  Cosmic SPACE DOUGH is easy to make and so fun for kids. {Out of this world sensory play from Growing a Jeweled Rose} Gingerbread Cloud Dough Recipe   

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Make glow in the dark ornaments for the tree with this EASY salt dough recipe- kids LOVE things that GLOW! Snow Dough- amazingly soft, icy cold play dough for kids that requires only two ingredients and NO COOKING! NO COOK Cinnamon ornament recipe- these ornaments smell amazing, are easy to make, and are so fun for kids!
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Make scented gingerbread ornaments with this simple gingerbread clay recipe Candy Cane Ornament Clay- make scented ornaments that will last for years (this clay is also great for play) Snow Clay id cold to the touch and OH SO SPARKLY. This clay is such a fun way for kids to play & create this Winter
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MAGICAL Melting Dough: mold-able but melts once kids hands are still. It also BUBBLES & fizzes. So many FUN ways for kids to PLAY! No Cook Clay Recipe from www.growingajeweledrose.com Wonder dough- only two ingredients and NO cooking required to make this fun recipe for PLAY
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   Kool-aid play    moon dough
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Sensory Rice Recipes
How to make beautifully vibrant rainbow rice {No alcohol or vinegar needed} Magical color changing rice- easy to make and so many fun ways for kids to play! Icy Cold Snow Rice Recipe
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Let kids open up a hot chocolate shop for some Winter fun- pretend play & sensory exploration perfect for Winter  Christmas activities- peppermint rice Eucalyptus Sensory Rice - great for soothing sick kids   
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           A collection of Fall scented rice recipes that capture all the all the beautiful colors and alluring aromas of Fall. {Pumpkin, Apple, Cranberry, Clove, and Coffee rice recipes}    Glowing rice sensory play

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Make it Yourself 
Play Recipe- How to make your own glowing bounce balls  Silk Snow - amazingly silky, icy cold, ONE INGREDIENT snow for Winter play  Make REAL Dinosaur Eggs!  Kids will be wowed when they crack these eggs open to discover baby dinosaurs inside!     
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Homemade Glitter Recipe- fun to make and kids feel such a sense of of pride when using craft materials they made themselves! Chocolate bath salts  
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MAGIC Rocks 
Easy to Make MAGIC Ice & Treasure Ice- A great way for kids to stay cool while having some SUPER Summer FUN!   Magic Treasure Rocks     Glow rocks
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   Trick or Treasure Rocks- easy to make and SO FUN for kids!  Whip up a batch of these for a SUPEr Halloween party favor, make them for your kids class, or simply to delight your own children right at home.    
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Glues
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Glowing Play Recipes
    glow eggs    Glowing water
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How to grow glowing crystals    Here is a sure fire way to WOW the kids this Summer!  Make your own glow in the dark chalk in a rainbow of colors using only two ingredients plust water.  This chalk glows in the dark, under UV light, and it even works in broad daylight!     Glowing Science - Rainbow Eruptions

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Amazing Lava lamp sensory bags- these are easy to make and allow kids to explore in a variety of ways.  Learn colors, explore the Science of liquids, create artful masterpieces and MORE!  (Bonus:All the mess is contained) Make your own glow in the dark RAINBOW pasta for fabulous sensory play.  So FUN! Glowing Rainbow Water



A few of our Favorite Paint Recipes
   Homemade DOODLE Paint Recipe.  The consistency of the paint makes it really easy for kids to draw and make designs- SO FUN!   
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Fill eggs with paint and toss them at canvas!  This project is surprisingly easy to set up and SO FUN! Painting the snow is so fun!  Here are two fun ways to make snow paint Make your own scratch & sniff paint using only three ingredients.  Once dry hang kids art at their level and they will delight in scratching and sniffing their creations.
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