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Cloud Clay Recipe – So soft and only 2 ingredients and no cooking recipe

Fun kids craft idea

Watch our recorded Live video of making the Cloud Clay below

Cloud Clay recipe, only need two things to make this NO COOK recipe. The fastest and softest clay you will ever make #Playdough, #Clay, #DIY, #Kids

Cloud Clay Recipe

My kids love clay and play dough. I make it at home sometimes, or we buy it at the store.  BUT this recipe is like no other, and it is SO FAST and simple.  You only need two things to make it and there is NO COOKING involved.   It is the softest and easiest clay you will ever make!!!  My science project loving daughter had a blast making this recipe with her friend the other day.  It smells amazing and leaves your hands smooth and moisturized!

Please note… if you do not get enough moisture into t he dough it will be come crumbly MUCH LIKE MOON SAND.  So you might want to have them play with it outside or on a cookie sheet for QUICK and EASY clean up.

Cloud Clay recipe, only need two things to make this NO COOK recipe. The fastest and softest clay you will ever make #Playdough, #Clay, #DIY, #Kids

All you need to make this Cloud Clay is:

Corn Starch

Conditioner

Food color and glitter are optional

Cloud Clay recipe, only need two things to make this NO COOK recipe. The fastest and softest clay you will ever make #Playdough, #Clay, #DIY, #Kids

You need 2 parts corn starch to 1 part conditioner.  I used 1 cup corn starch and 1/2 cup conditioner.  Please note that the brand you use might require a little MORE or a little LESS depending on how much water is in the conditioner.    When you first start to mix it,  it will appear that it is going to be too dry.  But just keep stirring and before long you will have a soft dough formed.

 

Cloud Clay recipe, only need two things to make this NO COOK recipe. The fastest and softest clay you will ever make #Playdough, #Clay, #DIY, #Kids

If you choose to add color or glitter you can do it two different ways.

Cloud Clay recipe, only need two things to make this NO COOK recipe. The fastest and softest clay you will ever make #Playdough, #Clay, #DIY, #Kids

 

You can add it to the dough ball once it is formed and mix it in.  OR you can add it to the conditioner before you add the corn starch. I think it is easiest to add it to the conditioner … but the girls thought it was fun to add it at the end and see the “marble or stripes” it made.

Cloud Clay recipe, only need two things to make this NO COOK recipe. The fastest and softest clay you will ever make #Playdough, #Clay, #DIY, #Kids

 

Store in a ziploc bag, as the kids play with it it might dry out a little. Just knead in more conditioner to keep it soft and moist.

 

Cloud Clay recipe, only need two things to make this NO COOK recipe. The fastest and softest clay you will ever make #Playdough, #Clay, #DIY, #Kids

 

 

Watch us make Cloud Clay in our recorded Live video

Cloud Clay recipe, only need two things to make this NO COOK recipe. The fastest and softest clay you will ever make #Playdough, #Clay, #DIY, #Kids

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Cloud Clay recipe, only need two things to make this NO COOK recipe. The fastest and softest clay you will ever make #Playdough, #Clay, #DIY, #Kids

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Once again with our Simple and Frugal Mothers Day ideas… today I am going to show you how to make this ” Heart Bloom Card”.  All you need is 4 colors of pattern paper, scissors, glue and blue and white card stock.

Mothers Day card

First fold and cut your card stock to the size of card you want.  Next cut the blue card stock just smaller than the card front and glue it to the front. Next cut out 8 hearts the exact same size ( 2 of each color).  Fold one of each color in half and glue the fold to the other heart.  Once that has dried glue them onto the card… easy as that you have your very own Heart Bloom card, ready to give to Mom for her special day.

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Whipped Body Butter DIY recipe with Essential Oils, Makes a wonderful gift or just to pamper yourself, #GiftIdea, #DIY, #EssentialOils, #Oils, #MothersDay

Whipped Body Butter with Essential Oils

Great Mother’s Day homemade gift idea!

Having soft nourished skin is an amazing feeling… and lets face it, not all lotions and body butters are the same.  Many of them are full of fillers and water.  That is why making your own body butter is one of the best gifts you can give yourself.  You can tweak the recipe to fit your families needs, choose the scents and oils that you prefer and learn which products nourish your skin best.  Whipped Body Butter is EASY to make, and makes a great gift as well.

Items Needed:

Whipped Body Butter DIY recipe with Essential Oils, Makes a wonderful gift or just to pamper yourself, #GiftIdea, #DIY, #EssentialOils, #Oils, #MothersDayDirections:

In a double boiler, combine cocoa butter, shea butter and coconut oil and allow to melt over low heat.

Once everything is melted, allow to cool in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

Add in essential oil and cornstarch and beat on high speed, for 5-8 minutes or until stiff peaks form.

Place back in refrigerator for 10 minutes to set.

Place in a clean, dry airtight jar and enjoy!

Whipped Body Butter with Essential Oils DIY Recipe #BodyButter
 
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Ingredients
  • ½ Cup Cocoa Butter
  • ½ Cup Shea Butter
  • ½ Cup Coconut Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Vitamin E oil
  • Essential Oil of Choice ~ Some good options are Lavender, chamomile, orange, peppermint, yang ylang, neroli mixed with chamomile or Rose
  • 1 Tbsp Cornstarch (Optional)
  • Airtight Container
  • Stand or Hand Mixer
Instructions
  1. In a double boiler, combine cocoa butter, shea butter and coconut oil and allow to melt over low heat.
  2. Once everything is melted, allow to cool in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  3. Add in essential oil and cornstarch and beat on high speed, for 5-8 minutes or until stiff peaks form.
  4. Place back in refrigerator for 10 minutes to set.
  5. Place in a clean, dry airtight jar and enjoy!

Whipped Body Butter DIY recipe with Essential Oils, Makes a wonderful gift or just to pamper yourself, #GiftIdea, #DIY, #EssentialOils, #Oils, #MothersDay

 

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DIY moss covered monogram ~ low cost decor ideas

Now that the long winter is drawing to a close, I really want to brighten my home up and welcome spring. I think this DIY moss covered monogram brings some cheer to my front door.


diy moss covered monogram

DIY moss covered monogram

Making your own moss covered monogram doesn’t have to cost a lot. I used cardboard from my garage and the only supplies I had to buy that I didn’t have already was the moss. If you don’t have the supplies, I will link them below.

diy moss covered monogram supplies

You will need:

monogram (cut it to the size desired out of cardboard)

exacto knife (for cutting the cardboard)

hot glue gun

glue sticks

moss

fabric flowers (I made rosettes. You can also buy fake flowers at most craft stores)

Begin by deciding what size you want your monogram. Mine is roughly 18 inches. I wanted it for my front door to use as a spring wreath. Draw your letter on cardboard. You can freehand this, or create a stencil to trace. Then cut it out with your exacto knife. I went over each section just cutting the surface at first and then went deeper. So, I went over each spot a few times to be sure it was cut through.

diy moss covered monograms

Once your letter is cut out you are ready to glue the moss down. You can buy sheets of moss, that is definitely easier and cleaner. I liked the depth that using the bagged moss added. I liked that I could make it thicker and not so one dimensional. It is messy, so beware that you don’t want to be in an area that is difficult to clean. Simply glue small sections of moss down and cover the monogram.

Once I had it made I let it set for a while and decided to make my own rosettes instead of the fake flowers I originally planned on. I had some coral, turquoise and pink fabric on hand and they were very easy and quick to create.

I love the bright, cheeriness that the monogram adds to our front door. Perfect way to welcome in spring!

diy moss covered monogram spring

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