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1/2 cup liquid dish soap
2 1/2 cups water
1 Tbsp glycerin (available at drug store)
1 1/2 tsp sugar
Mix up dish soap, water, glycerin and sugar. You don't absolutely need the glycerin, but it makes the bubbles last longer and get bigger without bursting.
3 Tbsp paint, either powder or liquid
1/2 to 1 cup water
Mix paint with water in a cup sized container. Give children straws to blow bubbles into the mixture. When bubble mixture overflows at the top of container, place absorb able paper over the bubbles. This will leave a colourful circle pattern, like craters on our moon.
Note: A lot of supervision is needed for this recipe, as some children will suck up the mixture rather than blow.
Kool-Aid Play Dough (Uncooked)
1 cup sifted flour
1/2 cup salt
3 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 small pkg Kool-Aid (or other unsweetened powdered drink)
1 cup boiling water
Mix flour, salt, Kool-Aid and oil together. Add boiling water and stir the ingredients together. Knead mixture until it forms a soft dough.
5 to 6 drops food colouring
1/2 cup salt
Add colouring to salt. Stir well. Evenly coat and colour salt. Cook in microwave for 1 to 2 minutes or spread on wax paper and let air dry. Store in an airtight container. Use as you would glitter.
Cornstarch Finger Paints
3 Tbsp sugar
1/2 cup cornstarch
2 cups cold water
Mix sugar and cornstarch together. Add water. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until well blended. Divide mixture and add different food colourings to each. Add a pinch of detergent to each colour. (This makes it wash out of clothes more easily.)
Bathtub Finger Paints
1 1/2 cups cold water
1/3 cup cornstarch
3 Tbsp liquid detergent
3 Tbsp baby powder
Microwave first 2 ingredients until thick. Add detergent and powder. Divide into 3 containers and add food coloring. Use portions at a time in tub and store remainder in covered containers.
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