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Friday, December 18, 2009

Fun Recipes to Keep Kids Busy

So the kids are home from school and you are not sure what to do with them? Well there are always the baking, Christmas crafts and holiday traditions but for a bit of a switch try a couple of these fun activities:


8 oz bottle of glue
8 oz water
1 cup water
1 1/2 tsp borax powder

Pour 8 oz bottle of glue into bowl. Fill empty bottle with water and add to the glue - stir constantly. If you want to add a color, add a few drops of food coloring to this part of the mixture. In another bowl, stir together 1 cup of water and 1 1/2 tsp of borax powder until dissolved. Mix the 2 bowls together - Instantly they will become slime! Working it with your hands to make it a little more stiff.
To make this "noise" putty put in a small container, then stick your fingers through the putty, it makes some "interesting" noises!
Keep in a covered container in the refrige

Silly Putty

2 cups white glue
1 cup liquid starch

Mix together with hands. Keep kneading until it forms a silly putty ball. Will take a few minutes of kneeding before the wetness goes away. If it is wet and starch is not bonding, add more glue. If it is sticky, add more starch. Keep kneading until it forms a silly putty ball.
Store in an air tight container in refrigerator

and for another great one visit my friend Kim over at Mom Tried It. Kim shared a great post on making homemade floam.

1 comment:

  1. Oh what fun! I think my 2 year old would love this stuff, thank you for sharing :)


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