1 c Joy or Dawn
2 c WARM water
3 tb Glycerin
1/2 ts Sugar
Mix together and store in an air tight container. Item to use to "blow"
bubbles: plastic strawberry basket, colander, plastic six pack holder,
funnel, plastic straw cut on a slant, tape several straws together,
paper cup with a hole punched in the bottom will make giant bubbles.
|Peanut Butter Playdough (Edible)
12 oz Peanut butter
6 tb Honey
1/2 c (to 1 1/2 cups) nonfat dry -milk powder
Combine all ingredients, add more dry milk if needed to keep it from
1 tsp corn starch
1/2 tsp water
1/2 tsp cold cream
2 drops food coloring
Mix ingredients well :-)
| Finger Paints
1 cup All-Purpose Flour
4 cup Water (as 1 cup then 3 cups)
Combine flour and 1 cup water into a large saucepan. Stir in water until
smooth. Add the remaining 3 cups water and place over medium heat. Bring the mixture to a sustained boil (cannot be stirred down) for 1 minute then remove from heat. Let cool. Pour into 3 or 4 separate cups (paper cups, plastic bowls, etc.) and add food coloring.
STORE the paint in a air-tight plastic bowl, cup, or large baggie.
1 c Flour
1 c Water
1/2 c Salt
2 tb Cream of tartar
1 tb Oil
Cook until dough forms a mass in a pan. Turn it out on a plate, pick an
old one, and cover it with a damp cloth, also an old one. Food coloring
may be added. Store playdough in the refrigerator.
Take about 1 cup salt and dissolve it in about 1
1/4 cup water (or a
little more). Then stir in about 3 cups flour (one
cup at a time), until
it's a nice soft dough.
You can shape it or cut it out with cookie cutters. Let it harden or bake it at 200 degree F until hard. Then paint with regular acrylics. We are making ours into magnets.
1 Glass jar
1 Piece of string (cotton)
1 Pencil or stick
1 Paper clip
2 c Sugar + Additional sugar
1 c Water
optional: 1 Food coloring
Heat the water to boiling, and when the water stops boiling dissolve the
3 cups of sugar into it. Let cool some and reheat (Do Not Reboil) and
add as much sugar that will dissolve in it. Add a few drops of food
coloring to the solution if desired. Let cool for two minutes and pour
the solution into glass or jar. Tie a short piece of cotton string to
the middle of the pencil or stick. Attach a paper clip to the end of the
string for a weight. Moisten the string very lightly, and roll in a bit
of sugar Place the pencil or stick over the top of the glass or jar with
the string hanging down inside. Leave undisturbed for a couple of days.
Depending on how much sugar you were able to dissolve into the water, you should start to see crystals growing in a few hours to a few days.
|and just because it sounded good.....
1/3 cup each raisins, apples, apricots, dates and coconut
1/2 cup sesame seeds
1/3 cup walnuts
2 cups peanuts
For the glue, use 1 cup chocolate chips, 1/3 cup honey and 1/2 cup peanut butter. Shape into balls; nice snack for hiking trips.