Making T-Shirt Yarn

This is a great way to repurpose old shirts. Instead of throwing out the tops, you could cut them up into eco friendly cleaning cloths.

Marshmallow Playdough

This is a great sensory play activity for small children that may be tempted to put it in their mouth. It can be used for up to 3 days.


6 large marshmallows

3 tbsp of corn starch

2 tsp coconut oil

Food colouring


Combine all the ingredients together in a microwave-safe bowl, and heat until the marshmallows expand (about 30 seconds). Mix with a spoon and begin kneading the dough together with your hands.

Sensory Toys: Non Toxic Slime

A lot of ASD kids are orally fixated and tend to chew on things.  Most slime recipes contain some dangerous chemicals.  This is not supposed to be eaten, but it’s non toxic so it’s safe for babies and lickers.


1 cup water Glitter Food colouring 1 1/2 spoons Metamucil* *


Mix water, Metamucil and a couple of drops of food colouring in a bowl and  microwave for 3 minutes.  Stir and return to the microwave for 1-2 minutes. Each time you do this it should become gloopier and thicker. Now add your glitter and stir. Once the mixture has cooled down you can knead it like bread dough to mix in the sparkles.