It’s the school holidays again, and if you have little ones, no doubt your already tearing your hair out trying to keep them happy and you know what mess that entails. Do not fear help is at hand in the shape of a Plastic Bucket. I know, I know, you’re all wondering, how can a simple plastic bucket, help make school holidays easier? Well if you can’t beat them, join them. My two like nothing more than making lots of mess, and what better way, than homemade play-dough. For those of you who haven’t tried homemade play-dough (Why Not!). It’s really simple and great fun for the kids (and you), and best of all, the ingredients you need, probably lurk in the back of the kitchen cupboard. (1 Cup plain flour, 1/2 cup salt, 2 tablespoon of Cream of Tartar (Optional) 1 tablespoon of oil (Baby oil smells great but Vegetable oil will do), and 1 cup of boiling water, obviously this part you’ll have to supervise). Here’s where your bucket will come in handy. Place all the ingredients together in your Plastic Bucket and mix well until it takes on the look and consistency of play dough you could add a few drops of food colouring and glitter to make things even more fun. Once mixing is done, put your feet up and let the kids imagination run wild, hopefully after a few hours, when the kids are all tired out with those creative thoughts, simply replace the lid and store away for another day.
And for my Bucket activity suggestion number two.. Tidying up can be fun! Ok I know the kids won’t be convinced of this game, but a note worth remembering for all parents out there. Our buckets are tough, durable, and made from easy clean plastic, (3 golden rules for any parent) making them a cheaper alternative to toy boxes, we even stock a range of colours too! The perfect container for Lego pieces, jigsaws, building blocks, plastic soldiers, dolls, cars, the list goes on and on. And because our Buckets have handles your little ones can carry their favourite toys where ever they go, even to grannies (my personal favourite). And at the end of a busy day when all the playing has been done, all thats left to do is tidy up, replace the lid and stack away. Chaos restored.