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Frozen slime recipe 0911

 

We have been having so much fun having our new Frozen themed pop up parties we thought we would share this Frozen themed slime recipe. This is a super fun activity for the kids and parents, and we are absolutely loving the idea of super sparkly, ultra oozy and fantastically cold Frozen themed slime to beat the heat these school holidays! we ask ourselves what could be more fun? What you will need – 1 bottle of chilled blue glitter glue – Up to 250 mls of laundry detergent

Method

1. Begin by refrigerating the glue and detergent over night

2. Once the both the glue and detergent are col combine in a large bowl and mix well, be sure to put the glue in first then slowly add up to  1 cup of the detergent ensuring to mix well
Tips
*The temperature the ingredients will slightly alter the proportions needed
*And having slightly more glue than detergent gave us a slightly better slime consistency
*Store your slime in a zip seal bag between playtime  and it will stay good for several months
*You can also store in in the fridge to keep it icy cold
slime fun
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The benefits of sensory bottles

It can be hard for kids to decompress or calm-down for bedtime.   We have a collection of useful tips and ideas on our blog that are perfect for kids growing out of afternoon naps, but who still need some “down time” activities.

Bedtime is not the time for play, for toys, or for your child to be knocking on the door every few minutes for a drink.

We needed something that would help calm our active and not-yet reading children as they drifted off, So here are a few ideas we came up with to help your little ones drift off into a better nights sleep.

ingredients:

  • Durable plastic bottle
  • Hair Gel – nearly full bottle.
  • Glitter Glue – a squirt.
  • Glow in the dark paint – a squirt.
  • Super Glue
  • Glow-in-the-dark mini stars.

Squirt the glitter glue in the bottom, and add a small amount of glow in the dark paint.  The glitter glue will add some sparkle and the paint will add just a hint of glow to the whole bottle.  The gel is great for resistance – so the stars don’t immediately fall to the bottom of the bottle, and the little air bubbles inside the gel simulate all the little stars in the galaxy.  We added a couple of tablespoons of water as our gel was a little too thick.  I wanted the stars to fall, with a little resistance.  thick hair gel will keep the stars floating.

Super glue the lid onto the bottle.  VERY important!    We recommend using a thick plastic bottle.  The kind that does not give when you try to squeeze it.  If you are going to leave your child alone with the bottle, be sure it is secure.

Now you’re finished!

 

 

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Helping your child sleep through the night.

1. Avoid big meals close to bedtime, and stay away from any products containing caffeine less than six hours before your child’s bedtime.

2. After dinner, avoid any exciting, simulating activities. Night time should be spent doing relaxing activities with your child like reading (try reading books your child is familiar with as it’s more relaxing).

3. Warn your child that bedtime is in five minutes, or give them a choice — “Do you want to go to bed now or in five minutes?” but limit this to once per night.

4. Establish a consistent and relaxing bedtime routine that lasts between 20 and 30 minutes and ends in your child’s bedroom.

5. Avoid singing or rocking your child to sleep, because if they wake in the middle of the night they may need you to sing or rock her back to sleep. Instead, have them get used to falling asleep with a transitional object, like a favorite blanket or stuffed animal.

6. Make sure your child is comfortable. Clothes and blankets should not restrict movement, and the bedroom temperature shouldn’t be too warm or too cold.

7. If your child calls for you after you’ve left their room, wait a few moments before responding. This will remind him that he should be asleep, and it’ll give him the chance to soothe himself and even fall back asleep while he is waiting for you.

8. If your child comes out of their room after you’ve put them to bed, walk them back and gently but firmly remind them that it’s bedtime.

9. Give your child tools to overcome their worries. These can include a flashlight, a spray bottle filled with “monster spray,” or a large stuffed animal to “protect” them, or try making a glowing bed time bottle.

10. Set up a reward system. Each night your child goes to bed on time and stays there all night, they gets a star. After three stars, give them a prize, this will encourage continuing good behavior.

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