Category Archives: arts and crafts

Funny Putty

Funny Putty
1/2 cup liquid starch
1/2 cup school glue
  • Mix starch and glue together
  • Store in either a Ziploc bag, a plastic Easter egg or an empty film canister.

Face Paints

Face Paints
6 tsp corn starch; divided
3 tsp. water; divided
3 tsp cold cream; divided
Food coloring
6 cup muffin tin
  1. In each cup of the muffin tin, put 1 tsp. of cornstarch, 1/2 tsp. each of cold cream and water.
  2. Add different color food coloring to each cup. Mix very well.
  3. Use paintbrush or a cosmetic sponge to apply.

Finger Paints

Finger Paints
2 cups cold water
3 tsp sugar
1/2 cup cornstarch
1 Tbs. light corn syrup
Liquid food coloring
Small bowls or jars with lids
  1. In a small pot, stir water, sugar and cornstarch. Whisk over low heat for 5 minutes until mixture is thick and clear.
  2. Stir in corn syrup. Pour paint into small containers with lids.
  3. Add a few drops of food coloring to each and shake until color is well mixed.

Did you remember your storage?

ok…i should remind everyone that when you do start making these recipes, you will need storage containers: baggies, plastic storage containers, glass jars, etc. Be sure to have plenty of these on hand before you start your kid kraft kooking!!!

Soap crayons

Soap Crayons
1 cup unscented soap flakes or a bar of soap, grated
2 Tbs. of hot water
Liquid food coloring
  1. Mix soap and hot water in a plastic bowl, then divide into small bowls, one for each color. Add 12 drops of liquid food coloring to each bowl.
  2. Stir mixture until it thickens and becomes hard to stir. Scoop up by the tablespoonful and roll into thick log shapes. Let dry 1-2 days.

Playdough

Playdough
1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
2 tsp. cream of tartar
1 cup water
1 tsp. cooking oil
liquid food coloring
  1. In a heavy saucepan, combine four, salt, and cream of tartar. Pour the water and oil into the dry mixture and stir well.
  2. Cook over medium heat for 3-5 minutes, stirring all the time, until the dough pulls away from the sides of the pan. Remove from the heat.
  3. Let it cool in a bowl covered with a wet cloth for a minute. Add 10-12 drops of liquid food coloring and knead until smooth and blended. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for several weeks.

Kraft Korner

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