Yesterday was a beautiful day. We spent the morning at the park with our friends and had a picnic lunch in the sunshine (I even got my first sunburn of the year). Then we came back home and the two older kids played outside while Emma napped. I was so happy they played outside so Emma could sleep and I could have some "quiet" time. But after awhile the two started bickering and this mama had to come up with a fun activity to curb the fighting and keep them occupied.
I decided to whip out a project I had seen on pinterest and am happy to say it was a huge success! DIY Moon Dough. For each batch I did the following:
4 cups all purpose flour
1/4 cup baby oil
Mix the two ingredients together with your hands until the oil is distributed all throughout. (I used a $ store aluminum 9X13 casserole pan and a large square ziploc container) Add a few cookie cutters, small cups or toys and PLAY PLAY PLAY! (I highly recommend doing this outside though. It got pretty messy)
This activity probably kept the kids busy for at least an hour and then once Emma woke up they played some more with her. It was great fun and was a great photo opportunity. Here are a few of my favorites...
Such concentration, and look at those clothes!
!One more note of warning!: Do not leave the kids unattended while trying to upload the pictures onto your computer. Or you will come back to this.