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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Recipe Wednesday! Ingredients for FUN this week, not FOOD!

So, these aren't EXACTLY food recipes, but I'm sure you'll use them nonetheless!
As an art teacher, I collected LOTS of inexpensive recipes for art supplies. One of these is for BUBBLES and one is for PLAY CLAY, so grab the ingredients, round up your curtainclimbers, and have a blast. Three cheers for CHEAP summer fun!



6 cups water
2 cups Dawn dishwashing liquid
3/4 cup light corn syrup


Mix all ingredients together in a LARGE container of empty water bottle, milk jug, etc. Shake everything up and let sit for a few hours. Pour into empty bubbles containers or dishes and go wild with your bubble wands!!

(Many thanks and credit goes to for the recipe! Check out her cool site, too!)


Make-Your-Own PLAY CLAY!

(This makes a soft and squishy clay that can be used over and over again and will remain pliant for weeks, but dries eventually.)


1 cup flour
1 cup water
1/2 cup salt
1 tsp. vegetable oil
1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
Food coloring, optional


Mix all ingredients together in a saucepan and cook over medium heat until the mixture holds together. (Keep mixing or it will stick to the bottom of the pan!)
When the clay is cool enough to touch, your child can knead it on a floured board. This recipe's long drying time makes it most satisfying as a play dough (it's easy to roll into ropes and balls), but sculptures will dry eventually. If stored in an airtight container, this dough will last, refrigerated or unrefrigerated, for 2 to 4 weeks.

"Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do. Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do."
~Mark Twain

1 comment:

  1. Love the bubble recipe! Thanks! My grandson will love this!!!