Stocking Stuffers For the Kiddos

The Christmas season is now OFFICIALLY in full swing, and I’m sure that you’re racking your brain trying to figure out what gifts to purchase for everyone on your list; not to mention what kinds of items you should stuff the stockings with. Well, I’m here to save the day. For all of those special little tots in your life, you should whip up a batch of Flubber or perhaps some colorful Bubble Bath Paint. These are super simple recipes, and the kids go crazy for them! When I worked as the project coordinator over at the school-age building, I used these recipes, and they were an absolute hit!

Fun for Kiddos

To create flubber…


¾ Cup Warm Water
1 Cup White School Glue
Food Coloring
2 tsp Borax (found in the laundry aisle)
Small Containers with Lids

1. Mix together only ¼ cup of water, the 1 cup of glue, and a few drops of food coloring.
2. In another bowl, mix together the 2 tsp Borax and the rest of the water.
3. Pour the Borax mixture into the glue mixture.
4. Enjoy your flubber

This little science experiment is a liquid one moment, and a solid the next. The kids love this stuff, and they have a blast making funny noises with it!

To create Bubble Bath Paint…

Bubble Bath Paint

1 Cup Baby Bubble Bath or Baby Body Wash (ONLY white or clear will work)
4 TBSP Cornstarch
A few drops of Food Coloring
Small Containers with Lids

*This recipe makes 4 small containers.

1. In a small bowl, mix together the bubble bath and the cornstarch.
2. Pour the mixture into the containers.
3. Drop a few drops of food coloring into each container, mixing well. (Very few drops as to avoid staining)

After giving as a gift…
4. Play with your new “paint” in the bathtub, using either a paintbrush or your hands.
5. When you’re done painting, snap the lid closed and store in a cool, dry place until its next use.
Just imagine the masterpieces your bathtub will see!  Encourage that creativity and imagination! In this day and age, those 2 little things don’t stick around for long, so enjoy them while you can.

So, there you have it. 2 fun and easy DIY stocking stuffers for the little ones, that they’ll love to receive.

***These recipes were not created by me, and I do not claim credit for them.  I found them online YEARS ago.  Just wanted to share some fun DIY projects with you.***

Do you have any other ideas for stocking stuffers that you would like to share?


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