2 cups flour
1 cup salt
2 T ground cinnamon
1 T ground cloves
water (about 1 cup)
Mix everything together.
If making ornaments for Christmas time, have the children form the dough
into desired shapes or use cookie cutters, then lay them down to dry.
Mix 1 part flour, 2 parts
oatmeal and 1 part water. Add water gradually to bind the mixture.
Butter Dough (Index)
Mix 1 cup peanut butter
with 1 cup non-fat dry powdered milk in bowl by hand. Add 1 tablespoon
of honey. Knead until stiff. Makes enough for one child. Recipe
can be doubled, trippled, etc...if needed.
1 cup vegetable oil
6 cups flour
1 cup water
Add food coloring to water.
Put the flour and oil into a large bowl. Slowly add the water, stirring
as you pour. Continue mixing the ingredients until a soft dough forms.
Add a little more water or flour if necessary. Knead until completely blended.
1 cup ground cinnamon
3/4 cup applesauce
Mix cinnamon and applesauce
until a stiff dough is formed. Roll out to a 1/4" thickness. Cut into shapes
with cookie cutters. If the shape is to be used as an ornament, make a
hole at the top of each shape to lace string through. Air dry several days
on a wire rack, tuning each ornament occasionally.
Salt Clay (Index)
1 cup cornstarch
about 1 1/2 cups cold water
2 cups rock salt (regular
salt can be used)
1 cup water
Thin cornstarch with 1 1/2
cups cold water until it is as thick as gravy. Boil salt in 1 cup water.
Add the cornstarch mixture to the boiling salt water, stirring constantly
to avoid lumping. Cook until mixture forms a large mass. Turn out
onto wax paper and cool. Store in an airtight container. (finished project
may be dried in 250 degree oven for 1 hour, or allow to air dry.)
6 slices white bread
1 T. white glue
1/2 t. detergent or 2 t.
Remove crusts from bread
and knead them with white glue and detergent or glycerine. Knead until
mixture becomes non-sticky. Separate into portions and tint with food coloring.
Shape and when done brush with equal glue and water for a smoother appearance.
Let dry overnight to harden.
1 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup dry milk powder
1/2 cup wheat germ
1/4 cup honey
Healthy snacks for decoration
Children love to sample
what's cooking! They can mix up their own dough clay, use it imaginatively
and then eat their creations!
Help children measure ingredients,
then mix with a spoon or by hand. Add more milk powder if mixture
is too sticky. Let kids experiment with the dough as it were clay!
They can decorate their creations with pretzels, veggie sticks, dried or
Clay 2 (Index)
2 cups peanut butter
2 cups powdered milk
3 tsp honey
Mix all ingredients together,
add optional ingredients, if desired for interest. If too sticky, add more
Lint Modeling Mix (Index)
3 cups lint (from dryer
2 cups cold or warm water
2/3 cups non-self-rising
3 drops of wintergreen
Put lint and water in a
large saucepan. Stir to dampen all parts of the lint. Add flour
and stir thoroughly to prevent lumps. Add oil of wintergreen.
Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture holds together
and forms peaks. Pour out onto several thickness' of newspaper to
cool. Use as you would papier-mache pulp or shaped over armatures
(boxes, bottles, balloons, and so forth) or press into a mold. This
material will dry in 3 to 5 days to a very hard durable surface.
When wet it has a felt like consistency. It dries to smooth or rough,
depending on how it is used. When pressed into a mold, a hard, smooth finish
is obtained. Stored in an airtight container, it will keep for several
Paste #1 (Index)
For an easy papier-mache
glue, mix equal parts of wall paper paste and cold water. Tear strips
of newspaper, and dip these in the mixture before applying to a form of
chicken wire or rolled newsprint.
Mache Paste #2 (Index)
3 cups cold water
1 1/2 cups flour
Oil of peppermint
In a heavy saucapan, stir
flour into cold water. Cook over low heat until the mixture thickens
to a creamy paste. Cool; the add a few drops of peppermind oil.
Use this paste with strips of paper to cover a form. Let each layer
dry before adding another layer.
1 cup flour
1 cup water
1 Tblsp. oil
1/2 cup salt
1 tsp. cream of tartar
Mix ingredients in a sauce
pan. Cook over medium heat until mixture pulls away from sides of
pan and becomes doughy in consistency. Knead until cool.
Not edible! Can be
used over and over again. Store in air tight container. Keeps
3 months unrefrigerated.
Play Dough (Index)
2 cups boiled water
4 tblsp. oil
1 cup salt
2 cups flour
4 tblsp. cream of tartar
2 packages Kool-Aid
Add wet ingredients to dry.
Stir to blend. Store in air tight container. Keeps well unrefrigerated.
Play Clay (Index)
1 Cup clean sand
1/2 Cup cornstarch
1 1/2 tsp powdered alum
(in spice section)
1/2 Cup water
Let your child stir the
mixture with his hands or wooden spoon. Mix all ingredients in cooking
pot. Have an adult place mixture on stove over low heat, stirring constantly
with the spoon. As the mixture becomes warm it will liquify. Continue stirring
2 to 3 mins more until clay thickens. Remove from heat and cool. Kids can
use the clay free form, in molds, to decorate picture frames(add shells
to look like a beach) or even make a fossil by pressing shell or plate
into wet sand. This takes several days to dry completely.
1 Cup cornstarch
2 Cups baking soda (1 lb.
1 1/2 Cup cold water
In medium saucepan stir
together cornstarch and baking soda. Add water all at once and stir until
smooth. Cook over med. heat, stirring constantly, until mixture reaches
the consistency of slightly dry mashed potatoes. Turn onto a plate and
cover with a damp cloth until cool. Knead thoroughly on floured surface
until smooth. Store in Ziploc bag or sealed container in the refrigerator.
Will last for about two weeks. For colored clay, add food coloring in with
water. Can use this to make Christmas ornaments, napkin rings, clay wall
hangings, refrigerator magnets, etc... Shape as desired or use cookie cutters
on clay that's rolled to about 1/4" thickness. Dry at room temp. on waxed
paper and turn over when dry to the touch. Small shapes will dry overnight.
For quicker drying, preheat oven to 350 and then turn off. Put objects
on wax paper on cookie sheet and place in oven. Let dry in oven until oven
is cold, turning occasionally. When thoroughly dry, sand any rough edges.
For a protective finish and shine, spray on shellac or coat with clear
Hardening Clay (Index)
4 cups flour
1 teaspoon alum
1 1/2 cups salt
1 1/2 cups water
Mix flour, alum and salt
together in a bowl. Add water gradually to form a ball. Knead
(pound, roll & pull) the clay, adding water until it no longer falls
apart. Store in a sealed plastic bag in the refrigerator. Allow
the clay to come to room temp for easy use. Let your finished project
dry at room temp for 2 days. It will become very hard and can be
1 cup water
3/4 cup vinegar
1/2 cup dishwashing liquid
Few drops of red food coloring
1/4 cup baking soda
sm. frozen orange juice
Put the frozen orange juice
can on a tray. Put the playdough all around the juice can making a mountain,
leaving the top of the can open. Pour baking soda into the can. In a separate
bowl mix the water, vinegar, dishwashing liquid and food coloring. When
you are ready to have yoru volcano "erupt", pour some of this mixture into
the can and watch the "lava" flow!!! There is enough of this mixture for