Wow, insane? Really? I don't think that's a good measure for insanity.
I let my 3yo use the pin cushion while I'm with him too. I don't really think it's very dangerous. He doesn't put things in his mouth anymore, and I'm right there watching him. He's not going to get very hurt by them, they are pins. So what if he pokes his finger? He learns to respect the sharp ends. And he doesn't poke himself anyway, never has -- he's very careful.
Maybe the kind of thing that depends on the kid more than the age.
The board game Hi Ho Cherry O. Here's a link to a description on Amazon:
By the way our volcano is just a cone of construction paper with a small container inside of it to hold the ingredients. A more elaborate one could surely be made if desired (playdough, clay, etc). I place it on a cookie sheet to catch the "lava". If you try the muffin tin, place that on a cookie sheet also, to catch the overflow.
I am always amazed at how easy the clean up is to this messy project. I feel good knowing I am using vinegar and baking soda to 'clean' up also.
Andrea , child of God, wife of Tim , mama of L, B, J, J, G
I'm on a healthy mission.
It is also known as Flubber. Recipes/ formulas can be found online, using few ingredients.