Its fun, its easy, its inexpensive and as opposed to playing with plastecine or play-doh, when the kids have finished making their creations they can keep them! Great fun for kids and adults alike.
4 cups flour
Mix all ingredients in bowl. Extra water can be added with hands,
if too dry. Color by dividing and adding food coloring to each portion.
Roll or mold as desired. Once molded or rolled, bake on ungreased
cookie sheet for 30 minutes in 250 degree oven. Turn and bake another
1 1/2 hour. Remove and cool. When done, sand lightly and paint.
These finger paints are just right for aspiring artists! Use soap and water for clean-up. Be aware that the food coloring could stain fabrics and furniture.
1 cup flour
1. In saucepan, whisk one cup flour with one cup of water. Mix
Nothing is more fun on a clear day than blowing bubbles! Here is a quick and easy recipe that will help you and your kids create large, strong bubbles for hours of fun.
3 cups Water
Gently mix, trying to avoid muaking bubbles on the surface. The less bubbles on the surface, the stronger the bubbles will be.
Different sized circular objects (even 6-pack plastic rings) make for great bubble fun.
Its one of the easiest recipes out there for quick amusement! With Goopy Slime if you go to take a bit out of its container, it seems solid, but let it sit in your hand for a few seconds and it will goop all over! *warning* Its fun, but watch out: Its messy!
Boil 2 cups water in a medium saucepan. Add cornstarch while stirring. After that is mixed well, add food coloring and stir. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature. Make sure they play with it on a plastic covered surface.
For an even easier recipe, all you need is cornstarch and a little water. Put a cup or so of cornstarch in a disposable container and add just enough water to make the cornstarch gooey. No cooking required for this version of the Goopy Slime!
Kids of all ages love to scratch n' sniff! Something about not knowing exactly what smell you'll find next is something that seems to appeal of everyone. Here's a great way for the kids to make their own scratch-n-sniff stickers, pictures and posters!
1 Tbsp. unsweetened powdered drink mix
Mix water and powdered drink mix in small bowl. Repeat this step several times using different flavors of drink mix to create different colors of paint.
Paint and let dry overnight before scratching and sniffing.
Here's an activity that's fun to start and is even more fun as time passes! Make your own Lawnheaded-creature and see its green 'hair' start to grow! And when Mister Lawnhead's 'hair' grows too long? Your kids can have fun giving him a haircut! No catchy jingles required.
Put about 2/3 tablespoons of grass seeds into the feet of old pantyhose. Put about 1 - 1 1/2 cups of potting soil on top of that. Then tie a knot in the end to keep it from falling out.
Paint Mr. or Mrs. Grasshead's face. Fill the yogurt cup about 3/4 full with water. Then put the Head onto a yogurt cup.
Make sure to leave a long enough "tail" on the pantyhose so that it reaches the water. Also make sure to keep water in the cup so that the grass will grow.
Tired of hanging art only on the fridge? Would your kids like to broaden their art horizons? Why not let them doodle on windows! With these little window clingies, they can show the world what they can do with only a little glue and some colouring.
Regular white paper glue bottles (one for each colour you want)
Mix a few drops of food coloring to the white glue bottle and mix
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