Day 18: Crafts Your Kids can Make and Give
definition: mixture of corn starch and water used to demonstrate the dilatant property of non-Newtonian fluids.Recipe:
1 1/2 C. Corn Starch
1 C. Water
Food Color (optional)
Mix the ingredients and allow children to play with the mixture. When”pushed” together, the mixture will appear dry and solid; as children let go of the mixture, it flows like a smooth liquid.
Now, pour a little bit into a bunch of small containers and give as gifts to kids in your child's class!
1 cup flour
1 cup used coffee grinds
1/2 cup salt
1/4 cup sand
1 cup water
Instructions: Mix all dry ingrediants together. Slowly add the water to make a stiff dough. Knead on a floured surface until smooth. Seperate the dough into desired rock sizes. Hide toys and surprises in the center of a ball of dough. You can dry for 3-4 days or bake on 175 for 1 1/2 hours. Wouldn't it be funny to find a stocking full of coal for christmas only to have each one broken with a cool surprise inside.
Pocket Tissue Covers
Download this Pattern and Tutorial (here)
This is PERFECT for beginners learning to sew or for anyone that wants to teach their littles to sew.
An experiences seamstress should be able to make a handful an hour.
I did 22 in one hour, I mass cut with a rotary blade and sewed fast.
In minutes, you can make tiny tops that are durable and compulsively twirlable. Since they're made of paper strips wound around a toothpick, you can shape them to the silhouette you like.
SUPER Sidewalk Paint
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup coldwater
Instructions: In thirty minutes or less you'll be able to do this! In a small bowl, mix together the cornstarch and cold water. Stir in as many drops of food coloring as you need to get your desired color. Repeat this process for each paint color. Can be used in spray bottles to color Sand Castles and Snow Sculptures. So, go get some really cheap canning jars and make some for the kids on your list!
I found this website called "The Toy Maker"
Head over there and click and print to make stuff like this.
I think this one is better given in a "homemade" kit for your kids to do sometime when they are ready.
So sack up these ideas and include these instructions.
Materials:2 tbls grass seed
Nylon stocking foot
1 cup of potting soil
plastic yogurd container
2 googly eyes
double side tape
card stock for clothing
Instructions: Spoon grass see into the stocking foot (ooo, raid the shoe store) and the potting soil on the top of the seed. Tie a knot into the stock, leaving excess hangin. Fill a decorated yogurt cup halfway with water and place the stocking head on top with the nylon tail in the water to serve as a wick. Attach googly eyes to the head and draw amouth with a permanent marker. Chekc your water level daily to keep it 1/2 full.
Homemade Finger Paint
1 cup of cold water
1/4 cup of cornstarch
1 tablespoon of light corn syrup
washable, nontoxic tempera paint
finger paint paper or freezer paper
Instructions: In a small saucepan, stir together cold water and cornstarch. Whisk the mixture over low heat for about 5 minutes until it thickens and clears, happens all at once. Whisk 1 tablesppon of light corn syrup, then divide the mixture into containers and stir a squirt of tempera paint into each one. Seal and store in air tight containers.
Salt Dough Christmas Ornaments
4 cups flour (plain)
1 cup salt
Well, that about sums up the ones I love.
If you want more ideas go over to FamilyFun.com
Now, I've got to go make some of this stuff