Playdough, my recipie is 1 cup plain flour, 1/2 cup salt, 1 cup water, 1 tablespoon of oil, 1 teaspoon of cream of tater and a few drops of food colouring. mix all ingredients and cook over a low heat until its dough. It keeps in an airtight container in the fridge for several months.
sticking, save junk mail, magazines, wrapping paper, sweet wrappers, fabric scraps. For little ones I kept a box of shapes/pictures ready out out for them. Now DS prefers to cut out his own shapes.
They also liked filling in colouring pages by sticking on little balls of tissue paper. Google for toddler colouring pages and you should find lots.
for painting I used to give them a couple of blobs of paint on a cookie sheet. They loved swirling the colours together. Sometimes we would lay a sheet of paper on top to make a print but most of the time they were not bothered. Saved us lots of paper!
You can make nice sun catchers using clear stick plastic and tissue paper. Give you LO a sheet of stick plastic, sticky side up and get them to cover it in tissue paper.Stick a second sheet on top and hang it in the window.
here are some of my favourite websites for ideashttp://www.dltk-kids.com/http://familyfun.go.com/crafts/search/http://www.enchantedlearning.com/cat...reschool.shtml