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  1. 1 c Flour

  2. 1/2 c Salt

  3. 2 tb Cooking oil

  4. 2 tb Cream of tartar

  5. 1 c Water with desired color of -food coloring

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  1. From: Healthy Meals and More HOMEMADE PLAY DOUGH Cook the above mixture over medium heat stirring until stiff. Cool and knead out lumps. Store in airtight container. FINGER PAINTING For young children, prepare instant chocolate pudding and let them do creative finger painting with no danger if some finds its way to their mouths! MACARONI PICTURES Have various shapes of pasta to choose from. Let children glue these onto colored paper for creative pictures. PLACE MATS Let children draw their own pictures on fairly heavy paper. Use clear contact paper to cover the front and back of the drawing. They now have their own personal placemat. These make fun presents for Mom and Dad for special occasions. CHRISTMAS TREE ORNAMENTS 1 cup cornstarch 2 cups baking soda 1 1/4 cups cold water Mix and cook over medium heat stirring constantly about 4 minutes or til mixture thickens into a moist mashed potato-like consistency. Cover with a cloth while it cools enough to knead it. Roll out dough and cut into shapes using a straw to put a hole in the top for a ribbon to hang on the Christmas tree. Dry 24 hours. Paint with tempera paints. PAPIER MACHE Dry laundry starch cold water Mix the starch and water in equal amounts. Stir completely. Let stand. This will thicken. Tear newspaper or tissue paper into strips. Dip these strips into mixture. Shape over a balloon or into a mask shape, figures, animals, etc. Let dry 3 days or so, depending on thickness. Paint with acrylic paints. ARGO DO-IT YOURSELF CLAY THAT’S SAFE FOR KIDS 2 cups baking soda 1 cup Argo Corn Starch 1 1/4 cups water Mix cornstarch and baking soda, add water, mix. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Thicken to consistency of mashed potatoes. Form clay into desired shapes, let dry for 36 hours, color with paint or felt-tip marker, and coat with shellac or clear nail polish. Archive January 2010 December 2009 July 2009 June 2009 April 2009 March 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008 August 2008 July 2008 June 2008


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