Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Fun For Kids,Homemade Silly Putty and Goop

These are so much fun and great for getting tots minds moving.

I also have a kick butt recipe for Play doh that rocks and can be used for months.

These saved my life during rain days and snow days.Try em and let me know what you think:

Pushy Putty or Flubber
Procedure 1
Materials (Borax, white glue, water, 2 glass jars with lids, cup)Note: Borax can be found with laundry detergents in most grocery stores.
Pour 4 cups of water into a large glass jar. Add 1/4 cup Borax and stir until it is dissolved.
In the 2nd jar, mix 1 cup water and 1 cup white craft glue. Tighten the lid and shake well until mixed. If you want colored putty, add food coloring or paint to the water and glue mixture.
To make the putty, pour 1 cup of the Borax solution in a cup, add 1/4 of the glue solution. Stir it with your finger. The glue mixture suddenly thickens as soon as it comes in contact with the Borax solution. In fact, you may need to make sure there are glue bubbles in the center of the putty. Remove the putty from the solution and knead it to get the finished texture.
Pushy Putty can be used to make impressions from newspapers or color comics. Store in a sealed container or plastic bag.
What Should Happen
When the borax. glue and water mix, they form a putty-like substance. It will stretch, bounce, squish and drip.

Procedure 2
Materials ( white glue, liquid starch, container with lid )Liquid starch can be found in the laundry aisle of most grocery stores.
Mix equal parts of white glue and liquid starch and watch the goop form.
Store in a container with lid.

Procedure 3

Colored Playdough
1 cup water 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1/2 cup salt 1 tablespoon cream of tartar Food coloring Saucepan 1 cup flourDirections
Combine water, oil, salt, cream of tartar, and food coloring in a saucepan and heat until warm. Remove from heat and add flour. Stir, then knead until smooth. The cream of tartar makes this dough last 6 months or longer, so resist the temptation to omit this ingredient if you don't have it on hand. Store this dough in an airtight container or a Ziploc freezer bag.

You can also use Kool aid to colour the dough.Its easy and smells yummy!

Sunday, January 11, 2009