Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Recipes for Kid's Summer Fun Projects

Last Wednesday, June 10th, I did a post about fun things that you can do with your children/grandchildren this summer. Today I'm posting some of the promised recipes for the fun projects.


In a large bowl:
3/4 C warm water

1 C white school glue
food coloring (not too much!)

In 2nd smaller bowl:

2/3 C warm water

1 1/2 tsp Borax

Mix thoroughly. Pour contents of smaller container into larger container. Gently lift and turn the mixture until only a small amount of liquid is left. Flubber will be sticky for a moment or two. Let excess liquid drip off, and your "flubber" will be ready.

Finger Paints

For each color:
1/2 C cornstarch
3 TBSP sugar
2 C cold water
several drops of food coloring
1 drop dish detergent (Not the kind for the dishwasher!)
plastic cups

Mix sugar w/ cornstarch in a sauce pan. Add water and mix. Cook over medium heat for about 5 min., until the mixture starts to boil and thicken. Take the pan off the heat, cool and pour into plastic cups. Add a few drops of food coloring and a drop of dish detergent. Mix, and you're all set!

Homemade Play Dough

1 C flour
1 C water
2 tsp Cream of Tartar
1 TBSP oil food coloring

Place all ingredients in a sauce pan and cook for 3 min., stirring constantly. Cool on waxed paper.

Edible Play Dough (Not for Children w/Peanut Allergies!)

1 C peanut butter
1 C white corn syrup
1 1/4 C nonfat dry milk
1 1/4 C confectioners sugar

Mix, then knead the ingredients together.
Keep in the refrigerator when not in use.

Face Paints (Good for Trick-or-Treat, too!)

For each color:
1 tsp cornstarch

1/2 tsp facial cold cream
1/2 tsp water
2 drops food coloring
plastic cups

Mix cornstarch, cold cream, water and two drops of food coloring in a cup. Stir. Make several cups of different colors.

Homemade Ice pops

1 small pkg. Jello

2 C cold water
2 C hot water
1 pkg. Kool-Aide
1 C sugar

Dissolve Jello, sugar and Kool-aide in hot water. Add cold water and freeze. If you don't have a fancy plastic mold, just use paper Dixie cups and wooden popsicle sticks and set in freezer.

Pop Rockets

Empty plastic film canisters
Alka Seltzer tablets, halved

Fill empty canister half-way with water, throw in 1/2 tablet. Shake and turn canister lid inside-out and put back on container. Set container down and stand back. Do this in an open space, as the "rockets" really pop up high! You may have kids decorate canisters like rockets for fun, just don't put anything heavy on them that may weigh them down. Also, in this digital age, if you have trouble finding film canisters, consult older folks who may have a few cluttering the house!

Have a super Wednesday!

1 comment:

  1. what a great post, I'm going to have to try some of these with my kiddos