Summer Fun for KIDS!
This page is to help parents and grandparents to find some really fun recipes for play dough, chalk, bubbles and more to keep those little ones happy during the summer months.
Bev's Homemade BUBBLES
Ingredients: Macaroni, food coloring, small ziploc baggies
In a small ziplock type bag add 1 cup of macaroni type noodles and several squirts of one food coloring. Seal the baggie and let the kids shake their bag until the macaroni is nicely colored. Lay noodles out on paper towels to dry. These colored noodles can be glued onto construction paper to make pictures. You can also make neclaces by having the kids thread colored noodles onto yarn. This is easier to do if you place masking tape on the ends of the yarn.
Home Made Stickers
Ingredients and Materials:
2 TBS cold water
3 TBS boiling water
1 envelope unflavored gelatin
1/2 tsp. corn syrup
5 drops of banana extract (or your favorite tasting extract!)
pictures cut out from a drawing you've made or from a magazine, etc.
container with an airtight lid (baby food jar is good)
2 TBS cold water into bowl. Add gelatin and stir until gelatin is
Add hot water (parents do this part!).
Using small paintbrush spread a thin layer on picture you want to make into a sticker. Let the back of picture dry. When ready to place sticker where ever you want it (and where it is o.k. with Mom and Dad to put it!) lick or lightly dampen the back of picture and stick your stickers to dry surface.
Store sticker glue in cool place. Glue will thicken in jar. To reuse it, place jar in a bowl of hot water until glue thins.
Bev's Thumbprint Critters
1) Show your child how to gently
thumb onto the ink-pad.
Fun Salt Glitter designs
together flour, salt, and water. Pour into plastic squeeze bottles. You
can buy these at the store, or use clean empty ketchup and mustard
bottles. Add a few drops of food coloring. Squeeze onto heavy
construction paper or cardboard. When the salt dries it makes lovely
glitter in various colors. Remind the children to squeeze
squiggly designs and not to make huge blobs of the glitter or will take
forever to dry and may not work at all.
Combine ingredients and stir together. Let mixture stand for a few minutes. Place tubes on a cookie sheet lined with foil or wax paper. Pour mixture into tubes. Let stand until semi-hardened. Carefully peel off tubes and let chalk dry completely. Ready to use in about 2 hours.
Mix soap powder and water until thick and creamy. Add food coloring for color. Pour into ice cube trays or into cookie cutters that have been placed on wax paper and let soap harden overnight. Carefully remove soap from ice cube tray or cookie cutters. Use soap as crayons for fun bathtub play.
Mix the dry ingredients in a pan. Add the boiling water and cooking oil. Stir over medium high heat until the mixture forms a ball. Place the ball on waxed paper to cool. Store in an airtight container. Use different flavors to make all different colors and smells
Add the dry tempera paint to the sand. Mix well with a wire whisk or fork. Stir in the water. Let the sand dry for several hours before using.
1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
1 TBsp vegetable oil
2 tsp cream of tartar
food color or jello
all the ingredients
in a medium pot in order listed above.
BATH SALTS for mom
2 1/2 lb. Epsom Salts; Food Coloring; Perfume
In a medium bowl, combine Epsom salts with a few drops of food coloring and some of mom's fave perfume-- with her permission of course! Mix well until color is even. Place into smaller jars and let stand 4-6 weeks before using. This causes the odor to blend with the salts.Place a couple of tablespoons in each bath, placing them under the running water coming out of the faucet! Hmmmm- relax mom!
Peanut Butter Dough
1/2 cup honey
1 cup powdered milk
Make sure the kids hands are clean! Knead dough until smooth. They can make this into shapes, or just into balls and eat them.
Graphics by JAS - copyright 2004 - All Rights Reserved
LINKS on other websites
Kids Domain Kids Crafts
Just Kids Recipes - 222 recipes for fun things to make!
Scouting-web Crafts for kids - has tons of links to fun projects