Wonderful Recipes

These are wonderful general recipes that can be used for fun times.
They can be used in school, at home, camp,
after school activity places, church, scouts, whatever.
Bubbles Recipe

 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
 being sticky.

Face Paint
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)
 Food Coloring
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.

Homemade Playdough
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.

Salt Dough
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.

Rock Candy
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.....
Gorp Balls
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.

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