Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Recipes for Fun - Play Dough, Paint, Bubbles & More

Finger Paint Recipes 
Simple Finger paint
You need:
Clear liquid detergent
Dry tempera paint
Mark off the section of the table to be used with masking tape. (The same size as the paper) Squirt the detergent onto the table, and add about a teaspoon of tempera paint. Allow your child to create their work of art. When they are finished, press the paper onto the paint, and lift carefully. 

Tempera Finger Paint
dry tempera paint
1/2 cup liquid starch or 1/2 cup liquid detergent
Mix the tempera slowly into the starch or detergent until the desired color is reached. 

Chocolate Pudding Finger Paint
Mix instant chocolate pudding according to the directions and paint on wax paper. Great for children who like to eat their art.

Starch and Soap Finger Paint
1 cup starch
1 tablespoon glycerine
1 1/2 cups boiling water
1/2 cup soap flakes (not soap powder)
Mix starch with enough water to make a smooth paste. Add boiling water and cook until glossy. Stir in soap flakes while mixture is warm. When cool, add glycerine and coloring (powder, paint, poster paint or vegetable coloring).

Flour and Salt - Cooked
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons salt
3 cups cold water
2 cups hot water
Add the salt to the flour, then pour in cold water gradually and beat mixture with egg beater until it is smooth. Add hot water and boil until it becomes glossy. Beat until smooth, then mix in coloring (powder, paint, poster paint or vegetable coloring).

Flour and Salt - Uncooked
1 cup flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 cup water
Combine flour and salt, add water. Mixture will have a grainy quality.

Argo Starch Finger Paint
1/2 cup boiling water
6 tablespoons cold water
2 tablespoons Argo starch
Dissolve starch in cold water in cup. Add this mixture to boiling water, stirring constantly. Heat until it becomes glossy. Add coloring (powder, paint, poster paint or vegetable coloring).

Play Dough Recipes

Uncooked play dough
3 cups flour
1/4 cup salt
1 cup water
1 tablespoon oil
food coloring
Mix flour with salt: add water with the coloring and oil slowly. If too stiff add more water, if sticky add more flour. Keep in air tight container. I keep my play dough in clean yogurt containers, (blue in blueberry, red in strawberry etc.) 

Salt Dough
1 cup salt
3/4 cup cold water
1/2 cup cornstarch
mix all the ingredients in a double boiler over medium heat. Stir constantly, when consistency is close to bread dough, place on wax paper to cool. When cool knead for a few minutes. 

My Favorite Play Dough
Combine and boil until dissolved:
2 cups water
1/2 cup salt
Food coloring or tempera paint 
Mix in while hot- in this order:
2 tbs cooking oil
2tbs alum
2 cups flour 
Knead for 5 minutes until smooth
This is a great recipe... store in air tight container. 

Peanut Butter Play Dough
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup corn syrup
1 1/4 cup nonfat dry milk
1 1/4 cup confectioner's sugar
Mix then knead the ingredients. Let your child mold and play with the dough... and when they are done.. They can eat it. 

Cooked Dough
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup cornstarch (blend with cold water) 
2 cups boiling water
1/2 cup salt
Add salt to boiling water. combine flour with cornstarch and water. Pour hot mixture into cold. Put over hot water and cook until glossy. Cool overnight. Knead in flour until right consistency, adding color with flour.

Sawdust and Wheat Flour
4 parts sawdust 1 part wheat flour
Make paste of wheat flour and water. Add sawdust. 

Mix one gallon of water with one cup liquid detergent and 50 drops of glycerin. 


Mix 2 cups water with a little food coloring, add 6 cups of cornflour/cornstarch to make goop. A great outdoor summer activity

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