Homemade floam is easy to make and SO FUN! It can be molded and shaped but is also squishy and gooey. It has a really unique texture that is irresistible to touch. It is also much cheaper than the store bought stuff!
3/4 cup cold water, 1/2 cup warm water, 1 cup Elmer's glue, food coloring, 1 teaspoon borax (can be found in the laundry aisle). Directions: mix all ingredients besides hot water and borax, mix that in a separate bowl until borax is devolved. Slowly pour the glue mixture with the borax mixture, mix well, pour out excess water.
Home made bath crayons: Buy some glycerin soap at a craft store. Melt it in the microwave, add food coloring, and pour into a mold, such as an ice cube tray. You can also add essential oils if you go for scents, but probably not needed for the little ones. Takes about an hour to cool completely, then pop out of the mold and you have crayons!