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Friday, October 12, 2007

Weekend Steals and Deals

I had a fantastic idea, thanks to MacGyver Mom. She put a recipe for homemade play doh on her blog...and because I think this is a fantastic idea, I am sharing it with you plus some other homemade craft ideas...

Here is an additional recipe for play doh made with Kool-Aid

Ingredients
4 cups flour
1 cup salt
4 cups water
4 tablespoons oil
1/2 cup cream of tartar


Mix all the ingredients
Cook and stir over low/medium heat until play doh is completely formed and no longer sticky. Allow to cool slightly before storing in an air tight container or zip lock bag.


To make colorful add one package of unsweetened powdered Kool-Aid to your play doh and it will smell yummy too!



How about some Edible Fingerpaint?
Ingredients:
plain yogurt or vanilla pudding
food coloring
small bowls


Fill small bowls with the yogurt or pudding. Add food coloring, different colors for each bowl. Stir until colors are blended and begin painting.



Are you silly for Silly Putty?
Ingredients
2 parts Elmer's glue-all
1 part liquid starch
optional: food coloring

Pour starch slowly over the glue and mix. If it is too sticky you can add more starch. Cover and refrigerate overnight. It may need to dry out a bit before you can use it. Store in an air-tight container or plastic bag.


Have some fun making these free and fun art projects with your little one! Thanks to our day care for these awesome recipes! Happy Weekend!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Now I am inspired to both make some crafty things next weekend with my daughter.

Also I will admit to being a bit hungry now......

I wonder if home made pizza counts as a craft activity?

Anyway, great post!

Bastet said...

Thanks! Pizza is absolutely a great craft to do with your child...my daughter has fun putting the sauce, cheese and pepporoni's on...and in her mouth! ;)