Using leftover materials from around the house, you can make a cute picture holder.  Give it as a gift, or keep it for yourself, this is especially a great way to use up those last bits of ribbon that you would otherwise throw away.

Yes, I'm at it again.  I like magnets and I like play dough.  Well guess what?  So do kids.  Just like the Play Dough Beads, I used washable markers for these.  Markers are quick and easy and make less of a mess.  Sometime though, paint is just way more fun.  So whichever you choose to use, have fun with it and be creative!

Homemade play dough can be used in many ways.  Using it to make beads is fun, easy and cheap!   Those big center beads and pendants are expensive, especially when being used by children.  Having them make their own will make them even more proud of the jewelry they make, and will make them eager to use them!

When I was 12 years old, I took a babysitting course with my cousin.  It was a one hour class, once a week for six weeks.  The only thing I remember from that course was the week we made play dough.  I was amazed at how simple it was to make.  I never ended up making any with the kids I would babysit, but I have made some with my own kids.

Here is a really quick recipe using basic ingredients that you usually have on hand:

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup table salt
1/2 cup water
1 tbsp vegetable oil