Yea, sure… you could buy it already made. But, what fun would that be?
Kool-Aid Finger Paint
- 2 cups flour
- 2 packs un sweented kool-aid
- 1/2 cup salt
- 3 cups boiling water
- 3T. oil
Mix wet into dry.
The kids love the color change. Then finger paint away.
Jello Finger Paint
- any kind of flavored jello
- enough boiling water to make it
- a goo consistency for finger paint.
Use you normal finger painting material or glossy paper. Kids love the smell and the feel of it.
- 1 1/2 C. Warm Water
- 2 c. Elmers Glue
- Food Coloring
- 4 tsp. Borax
- 1 1/3 C. Warm water
Mix solution A in one bowl, mix solution B in another bowl. Dissolve both well. Then just pour solution A into solution B, DO NOT MIX OR STIR! Just lift out flubber.
This makes a cool (but safe!) chemical reaction that the kids will love. I used a glass bowl for solution B so the kids could see the flubber form in the bowl. It just becomes a big “cloud” of rubbery stuff. Store in baggies. If you half the recipe, you only need to half the solution A and it will work the same.
- 2 cups clean, fine sand
- 1 cup cornstarch
- 1 cup water
Bring the beach inside — even in the winter! The cornstarch in this recipe holds the sand together. Mix all three ingredients over a low heat (200). Remove when the mixture firms.
Hint — A solid base is the key to making awesome sand sculptures. If you are very ambitious, use a large plastic garbage can with the end cut out. Pack the sand down firm and use a lot of water. Let set for a few minutes and lift up. Now you can use various utensils to carve out your creation.