Crayons, play doh, bubble mix, baby wipes … if you feel like you’re constantly refilling your toddler consumables, why not save yourself a trip to the shops and make your own?
Here are 15 ideas for cheap and cheerful everyday essentials. (Above: recycle old crayons into fun shapes. Get the tutorial here).
Easy peasy bath paints: combine shaving foam with food dyes. Add paintbrushes (or little fingers) and you can watch them get clean, then colourful, then clean again! (via Kids Activities Blog)
Play doh is a kiddie winner every time, so why not whip up this homemade recipe on a rainy day. Ten minutes of preparation and suddenly you’ve got hours of creative play ahead. (via Rust & Sunshine)
If there’s one item that gets a daily workout more than any other, it’s the humble baby wipe. They make a pretty hefty dent in your supermarket bill too, so try making your own and watch the savings mount up. Cha-ching! (via Wanting What You Have)
We go through bucketloads of yoghurt in our household every week. Turns out it’s fairly simple to make at home – it just requires a little monitoring and some tricky wizardry with temperatures. Try this delicious recipe from Steel Pony