Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Homemade Craft Recipes

If you thought you were getting lots of good craft ideas from Ms. Shannon at Teaching Tinytots before, you are in for a bonus round today! We got LOTS of recipes from her to share with you...

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What is mommy school with out homemade craft recipes?

Flour-Based Poster Paint


NEED:

  1. 1/4 cup flour
  2. 1 cup water
  3. Small jars or plastic containers
  4. 3 or 4 drops of food coloring or paste (for smelly use kool aid)
  5. 2 tablespoons water per container
  6. 2- 4 drops of dish soap ( to make it washable)
  7. for shiny finish a few drops of corn sryup
TO DO:

  1. Measure flour into saucepan.
  2. Slowly add 1 cup water while stirring to make a smooth paste.
  3. Heat, stirring constantly, until paste begins to thicken.
  4. Cool.
  5. Measure 1/4 cup paste into each small container.
  6. Add food coloring/kool aid
  7. Stir well.

*If you want to make a big batch, don't divide into containers!

Store covered.

Stamp Pad

  1. Lay some paper towels or napkins onto a paper plate.
  2. Pour enough paint to make it stampable but not too much! You might need to spread it around with a paint brush.
  3. Now you can stamp anything you want!

Homemade Glue

NEED:

  1. 3/4 cup water
  2. 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  3. 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  4. 1/2 cup cornstarch
  5. 3/4 cup cold water

TO DO:

  1. Mix water, corn syrup and vinegar in a saucepan.
  2. Bring to a rolling boil.
  3. In a small bowl, mix cornstarch and cold water.
  4. Add this mixture slowly to first mixture, stirring constantly.
  5. Let stand overnight before using.

Kool-Aid Play Dough

NEED:

  1. 1/2 cup salt
  2. 2 cups water
  3. 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  4. 2 cups flour
  5. 2 tablespoons alum
  6. 1 envelope unsweetened Kool-Aid,any color/flavor desired

TO DO:

  1. Boil salt in water until salt is dissolved.
  2. Add Kool-Aid, vegetable oil, flour and alum.
  3. Knead or process until smooth.

Keeps for two months or longer.

Imitation Sand

Here is a great recipe for colored sand that will keep forever! Great for crafts or sensory tables

NEED:

  1. 1/2 c salt
  2. 1/2 c cornmeal
  3. 1 1/2 tbsp liquid paint
  4. ziploc baggie
  5. paper towels/wax paper

TO MAKE:

  1. Pour all items in a baggie and seal shut.
  2. Give to LO to shake up and lay on paper towels or wax paper to dry!

Imitation Glitter

This is great and wonderful to use w/ real LO's that might put glitter in their mouth! Great for crafts or sensory table too.

NEED:

  1. salt
  2. food coloring
  3. baking sheet

TO MAKE:

  1. Mix up the amount of salt you want to make and food coloring
  2. Mix well
  3. Lay out on a baking sheet and bake in oven at 350 for 10 minslet cool and store!

Glossy Paint

NEED:

  1. 1 can sweet condensed milk
  2. Pink, Blue and green food coloring
  3. 3 bowls

TO MAKE:

  1. Add enough food coloring paste to get the desired color depth you want and add just a tad of water to make it more spreadable.

5 comments:

Z's Mom said...

Awesome!!! I will definitely be making some of these for Zander and I to use!!!!

Michelle Sybert said...

What a great "one stop" post for recipes! I'll be linking this on Sunday!

dani said...

thank you for sharing:)
happy new year, loves!!!
~dani xxx

jojoebi said...

Great!

Happy New Year, bit of something for you over at my place...
http://jojoebi.blogspot.com/2008/12/another-award-to-start-off-new-year.html

Prasti said...

excellent ideas!