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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 absorbable 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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