Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Fun things to make at home for kids!

IMPORTANT: Blue Goo is to play with, not to eat.
1. Mix together 2 tablespoons of white glue and 2 tablespoons of water in a paper cup.
2. In another paper cup, mix together ten drops of blue food coloring, 1/4 cup of water, and 3/4
teaspoon of borax laundry detergent.
3. Add 2 tablespoons of the borax mixture to the glue mixture and stir well.
4. Have fun playing with your Blue Goo. Store it in an airtight container.
To avoid stains, be careful not to let blue goo touch furniture, carpet, or clothing.

Kool-Aid® Play Dough for kids who eat everything!!!
1 cup flour
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 package unsweetened Kool-Aid
1/4 cup salt
2 tablespoons cream of tartar
1 cup water
Mix flour, salt, cream of tartar and Kool-Aid® in a medium pot. Add water and oil. Stir over medium heat 3 to 5 minutes. When mixture forms a ball in pot, remove. Knead until smooth. Put in a plastic bag and refrigerate

Original Fingerpaint
1/2 cup cornstarch
3 Tbsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
2 cups cold waterfood coloring

In a medium pan, mix all the ingredients together to make the finger paint. Cook over low heat 10 to 15 minutes. Keep stirring the finger paint mixture until it is smooth and thick. After the finger paint has thickened take the pan off the stove and let the mixture cool.
After cooling, divide the finger paint into storage containers depending on how many colors you would like. Add a few drops of food coloring to each container. Stir the coloring in to the paint to determine the shade of color. You're ready to finger paint! Cover tightly when storing.


Frugal Mom 08 said...

thanks for these great recipes!!!!

Jenn said...

Great recipes! My daughter will be very excited to try the Kool-Aid play dough! said...

Thanks for the recipes....

Kelly said...

LOL...thanks for specifying what things my kids can and can't eat! :) We'll be trying a few of these this summer! FUN!

Audra Krell said...

This is really cool, I have never seen edible play dough before. The trick will be to makes sure they don't eat all playdough in the future!

Sara said...

Does the koolaid play-doh stain? I know koolaid does, so I'm curious about this!

Thanks for the great ideas. Having a 2 year old and a 1 1/2 year old, I have to find things that they can both do, which is hard since the 1 year old eats EVERYTHING!