uncooked pasta (any shape/size)
Dilute the food coloring
in paper cups filled with water. Put uncooked pasta in cups; let
stand for several minutes to half an hour. The longer the time, and
the less water you use, the darker the colors will be. Do not soak
pasta for more than half an hour or it may turn soggy.
1/3 cup dish soap or baby
1 1/4 cups water
2 tsp. sugar
1 drop food coloring
Combine ingredients and
pour into an unbreakable bottle. To blow bubbles, experiment using
plastic straws, pipe cleaners formed into loops, strawberry baskets, spoons
with holes in them, or anything you can think of!
Mix two parts Ivory Snow
powder with one part water until thick and creamy. Add food coloring
or tempera for color. Pour into ice cube trays, molds, or cookie
cutters. Allow to harden, then use as crayons.
Mix equal parts of clean
dry sand and powdered tempera paint. Can be used in place of glitter!
Make several colors....Store in airtight containers or baggies....for sprinkling
fill a baby food jar with magic sand and punch tiny holes in the lid.
(Make sure lid on tight...or kids will dump whole thing on their artwork!!)
Shake off access onto newspaper and you can reuse by pouring back into
3 cups magic sand (recipe)
2 1/4 cups hot water
1 1/2 cups cornstarch
3 tsp. alum
Mix sand, cornstarch, and
alum in saucepan. Add hot water and cook over heat until thickened.
Remove and knead.
6 cups magic sand (recipe)
1 cup paper paste (recipe)
Mix until clay like consistency.
Use any plastic containers for molds i.e. small yogurt containers, sour
cream containers to build and shape your castles!
2 Tbs. solid shortening
1 Tbs. fruit-flavored powered
35 mm plastic film container
Mix shortening and powdered
drink mix together in a small microwave-safe container until smooth. Place
container in the microwave on high for 30 seconds until mixture becomes
a liquid. Pour the mixture into a plastic film container or any other type
of small airtight container. Place the Fruity Lip Gloss mixture in the
refrigerator for 20-30 minutes or until firm.
Ideas: Decorate your fruity
lip gloss container, using markers, glitter, or adhesive-backed shelf paper.
Or, create a fruity lip gloss necklace by placing an O-ring (found in any
hardware store) around a plastic film container filled with fruity lip
gloss. Tie a piece of yarn or string to the O-ring.
1/3 cup plaster of paris
3 teaspoon water
1 tablespoon paint
Mix all ingredients. Scoop
into empty toilet paper tube or for smaller pieces scoop into plastic ice
cube trays. Let set for 20 minutes. Peel off cardboard/empty trays. Let
dry for at least 24 hours.
Foil baking cups (the kind
used for cupcakes)
Old broken crayons - all
Place a foil baking cup
in each cup of a muffin tin. Chop the old peeled crayons into 1/4'' pieces
and place them in the baking cups. Heat the crayons at 400 degrees for
five minutes or until the crayon pieces just begin to melt. Remove them
before the colors mix together and become "muddy". When the
crayons have cooled, peel off the baking cups. The rainbow crayons are
ready to use.
8 oz bottle of household
8 oz water
poster paint or food coloring
small bowl or measuring
1 cup warm water
1 1/2 teaspoon borax powder
Squeeze the entire bottle
of glue into a big bowl. Then fill the empty glue bottle with water and
add to the glue. Stir alot. Add several drops of poster paint. You can
mix colors or use just one. (I find that the kids love the surprise of
adding an extra color and seeing what emerges). In the smaller bowl,
stir together the cup of warm water and borax powder and stir until it's
dissolved. Don't worry if you can't get all of the little clumps to disappear
completely. Slowly, stirring constantly, pour the borax mixture into the
glue mixture. Stir and swirl the results with your hands until the goop
forms into gooey globs and starts slowly oozing from your slippery grasp.
Kids will light up during this part.