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Some edible but mostly ooey, gooey kids stuff!!

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2 cups joy or dawn (dishwashing soap)
6 cups warm water
3/4 cup white karo corn syrup
For best results : combine and shake.... then let settle for 4 hours
(we never wait that long) This is great bubble soap for those big wands you wave around.


1 part dish washing detergent
1 part sugar, gelatin powder, or glycerin
8 to 10 parts warm water
Mix all gently.(making suds will weaken mixture) The sugar or gelatin is added to make bubbles more sturdy.
They pop when they start to evaporate so adding these will make bubbles last longer.


2 cups Dish liquid (Joy is best)
6 cups Warm water
3/4 cup Corn Syrup (light)
Mix and shake. Let settle at least 4 hours. Best to use within a day
or two. If you need to store it longer, cover tightly and store in the fridge. Use this mixture with those big bubble wands!
I pour the mixture in a roasting pan and dip the wands in it. Don't swish the wands
in the liquid too much because it will make the bubbles funny.

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2 tablespoons liquid soap
food coloring
Portion the soap into several containers & add food coloring to make different shades. Let kids paint the tub & themselves as they bathe. These paints rinse easily off the children, the tub, the walls & you!


1 egg yolk
1/4 tsp. water
food coloring
Mix egg yolk with water and lots of food coloring. Use a paint brush to paint on baked sugar cookies. Return cookies to oven until egg has solidified.


2 cups flour
2 teaspoons salt
2 1/2 cups cold water
2 cups boiling water
Mix 2 cups flour with 2 teaspoons salt. Add 2 1/2 cups cold water. Stir until smooth. Gradually add this mixture to 2 cups boiling water. Boil until smooth and thick. Add food coloring, then stir until smooth.


1 tablespoon white vinegar
1 1/2 tablespoon baking soda
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon glycerin
Food coloring
Mix vinegar & baking soda in small bowl & allow to foam. After foaming stops add cornstarch & glycerin and stir very well....up to a couple of minutes. Portion the mixture into a paint palette, muffin tin o similar container & add food coloring. Make the colors dark since drying & use will lighten them. Allow watercolors to dry in a warm place for several hours or overnight. Makes 1 set of Watercolors.


Add five or six drops of food coloring to 1/2 cup of salt and mix well, cook in microwave for a minute and spread on wax paper to dry. Make a design on some paper and sprinkle with the salt, and as the glue dries the salt will sparkle!


Pour white glue into small cups. Mix your choice of liquid tempera paint in each. Use to paint on wood, paper, or cardboard as you would with any paint. Paint will dry shiny as if glazed. Variations: Paint pine cones, driftwood, rocks or glass. Try painting with sponge brushes for a very smooth finish. To help paint adhere to shiny, smooth surfaces, add a few drops of dish detergent.


Tempera Paint (powder)
Mix dry tempera paint with sand. Let kids spread glue on picture and sprinkle on sand


Mix equal parts of flour, salt and water in a bowl. Add a small amount of tempera paint to the mixture and pour into a small plastic squeeze bottle . Repeat the procedure making as many colors as you wish. Squeeze onto heavy paper or cardboard to make designs. Mixture will harden into puffy shapes.


any kind of flavored Jello
enough boiling water to make it a goo consistency for fingerpaint.
Use your normal finger-painting material or glossy paper. Kids love the smell and the feel of it.


Wonderful sensory activity. Try different textures of materials to paint on (freezer bags, paper bags, aluminum foil...)

1 Tablespoons cold water
2 Tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup boiling water
Food coloring
Combine cold water and corn starch. Stir until smooth. Add boiling water and stir again, until smooth. Add food coloring until paint is desired color. Let cool. Store this paint in a covered container. If mixtures dries between uses, add water to thin it.
Hint: Tape the paper onto the work surface for smaller children; to reduce mess have children work on old baking sheet.


1/4 teaspoon powdered tempera paint
1/8 cup baby lotion
1 squirt liquid dishwashing soap
(Easily removed by soap and water)

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