Craft Recipes

Frosting Dough
1 Can Frosting Mix
1 1/2 C. Powdered Sugar
1 C. Peanut Butter

Mix all ingredients in bowl with spoon. knead into workable dough. Model as with any dough.

Kool-Aid Play Dough
1 cup flour
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 package unsweetened Kool-Aid
1/4 cup salt
2 tablespoons cream of tartar
1 cup water

Mix flour, salt, cream of tartara and Kool-Aid in a medium pot Add water and oil. Stir over medium heat 3 to 5 minutes. When mixture forms a ball in pot, remove. Knead until smooth. Put in a plastic bag and refrigerate.

Pudding Finger Paint
Instant Vanilla Pudding
Food Coloring

Mix pudding according to directions. Add food coloring for desired color. Finger paint on paper plates. Edible.

Kool-Aid Finger Paint
2 cups flour
2 packs unsweetened kool-aid
1/2 cup salt
3 cups boiling water
3T. oil

Mix wet into dry. The kids love the color change. Then finger paint away.

Jello Finger Paint
any kind of flavored jello
enough boiling water to make it a "goo" consistency for fingerpaint

Of course, let it COOL before using! Use your normal fingerpainting material or glossy paper. Kids love the smell and the feel of it.

Washable Finger Paint
1 cup All-PurposeFlour
1 cup Cold Water
3 cups Cold Water
Food Coloring

In large saucepan mix the flour with the 1 cup cold water. Stir until smooth. Then add the 3 cups cold water. Cook over medium heat, stirring till mixture thickens and bubbles. Reduce heat and simmer 1 minute more while still stirring. Divide into three heat-resistant bowls. Tint with food coloring. Cover and cool.

Washable Window Paint
Tempera Paints (powdered or premixed)
Clear Dishwasing Liquid

Mix powdered paint with dish soap until they resemble house paint. Or mix just a little dish soap into premixed paints. Line the window sash with masking tape and be sure to spread newspaper around to protect the area. To erase paint or touch up mistakes just wipe paint away with a dry paper towel.

Corn Syrup Paint

Add food coloring to light corn syrup for a beautiful paint with an interesting texture. Mix up a cup of blue, yellow, and red, and put a spoonful of each on a paper plate. Child paints his plate with the colors. Allow five days drying time. Then your child can trace a design onto the bottom of the plate and cut out the design.

Soap Flakes Fingerpaint
1 1/2 cups dry laundry starch
1 1/2 cups soap flakes
1 quart boiling water
water
food coloring or tempera paint

Mix starch with enough cold water to make a paste. Add boiling water and stir until clear. Cool and add soap flakes and coloring. Store in a tightly sealed container.

Funny Putty
2 T white glue
1 T liquid starch
food coloring

Mix glue and desired food coloring. Pour starch over top. Swish so that all the glue is covered. Let set 5 minutes. Squeeze off extra starch. Knead till mixed.

Sidewalk Chalk
1/3 c. plaster au paris (quick setting)
3 t. water
1 T. paint
glitter (optional)

Mix all ingredients. Scoop into empty toilet paper tube. Let set for 20 minutes. Peel off cardboard. Let dry for one day.

Spray chalk
4 T. corn starch
1/2 c. water
food coloring

Mix until all lumps are out. Pour into spray bottle.

Bubbles
1 c. water
1/2 t. sugar
1 t. glycerin
2 T. liquid dish soap

Mix water, glycerin, and soap. Pour in sugar. Add food coloring if desired.

 

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