My Craft RecipesCompiled by Kate Ahern, M.S.Ed.
Long Lasting Playdough 1. Heat the oil in a pot. 2. Remove from the heat and add food coloring and water. 3. Stir in all other• 1 Cup Flour ingredients.• 1/2 cup salt 4. Continue to cook over low heat until mixture is firm,• 2 tbsp oil about 4-5 minutes.• 2 tsp cream of tartar 5. Remove from heat, and• 1 cup water set clay mixture on wax• food coloring (optional) paper to cool.• glitter (optional) 6. Store in an airtight• Scented oil (optional) container
Bath Tub Paint 1. In a mixing bowl mix together your bubble bath and cornstarch 2. Pour this mixture into 4 small containers 3. Mix a couple drops (you only want• 1 cup baby bubble bath or to use a couple drops so it wont stain) of food body wash - as long as it is coloring in each container clear/white 4. Paint in the tub!• 4 tbsp cornstarch 5. when youre done, snap• a few drops of food coloring on the lid and theyre• small containers with lids ready to go for next time
Textured Paint 1. In a bowl, mix equal parts: Flour, Water & Salt. 2. Mix well 3. Add just a few drops of coloring 4. Use funnel to pour into - Squeeze bottles bottles - Flour 5. Paint away – be sure to - Salt use thick paper - Water - Food Coloring - Large Bowls - Spoons - FunnelFrom: http://www.delawarecountymoms.com/2011/07/getting-crafty-with-nicole-homemade.html
Galaxy Dough 1. Mix liquid ingredients in a saucepan and begin to heat liquids. 2. In a separate bowl mix dry ingredients. 3. Add to the heating liquids. • 2 cups of plain flour 4. Stir until the dough gathers and • 2 cups of water with black thickens. and blue food coloring 5. Cook until it gets that sheen to • 1 Tbsp. of cooking oil it. • 1 Tbsp. cream of tartar 6. Let it cool slightly and then • 1 cup of salt knead in glitter and bring • Glitter proper consistency. • Plastic Container 7. Store in plastic container.Fromhttp://fairydustteaching.blogspot.com/2011/05/galaxy-playdough.html
Homemade Sidewalk Chalk 1. Cover one end of each tube with duct tape 2. Line inside of tubes with wax paper • Toilet paper tubes 3. Pour warm water into • Scissors container and mix in Plaster of • Duct tape Paris • Wax paper 4. Add paint and stir • Disposable container for 5. Fill tubes mixing 6. Let harden for three days • ¾ cup of warm water 7. Remove duct tape; let dry • 1 ½ cups Plaster of Paris several more hours to a day • 2-3 TBS of tempera paint 8. Peal off tube and waxed paper 9. Enjoyhttp://www.ohmyhandmade.com/2010/contributors/homemade-sidewalk-chalk/
DIY Shrinky Dinks 1. Cut shapes from plastic (2/3 larger than the size of your final project) 2. Draw or trace a design onto the • permanent markers plastic with permanent marker • regular hole punch 3. Color in with permanent • #6 plastic marker • oven 4. Punch a hole for hanging • cookie sheet covered with 5. Lay ink side up on cookie sheet aluminum foil or parchment 6. Bake at 350 until it curls and paper then flattens back out • scissors 7. Let cool, add ribbon or cord for • Coloring book images hanging (optional)http://www.skiptomylou.org/2009/01/07/how-to-make-shrinky-dinks-with-recycled-6-plastic/
Water Color Paint 1. Combine baking soda, cornstarch and vinegar 2. Add corn syrup • 3 TBS baking soda 3. Allow fizzing to subside and mix • 3 TBS cornstarch completely • 3 TBS white vinegar 4. Pour into small containers • 1 ½ tsp light corn syrup (or 5. Add food coloring simply boil one cup sugar 6. Allow to harden for 3 hours and 1/2 cup water until clear) 7. Paint away • food coloring • Small containershttp://lilacsilhouette.blogspot.com/2010/12/diy-watercolors.html
Cloud Dough aka Magic Sand 1. Put the oil and flour into a bowl and mix together with your hands. 2. Until you end up with a mixture that resembles breadcrumbs. Thats it! 3. Store in airtight bag or • 8 cups of flour container • 1 cup of baby oil • Bowl • Airtight containerhttp://pre-schoolplay.blogspot.com/2011/07/cloud-dough.html
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