1 cup cornstarch
1/2 cup sugar
4 cups cold water
2 gallon-size ziplock bags
How to make
Over medium heat, combine the cornstarch, sugar, and water in a saucepan, stirring continuously.
Once the mixture begins to thicken, remove the pan from the heat and stir for another minute or so until it thickens to a pudding like consistency. Let it cool for 30 minutes.
Spoon the mixture into two bowls, stir a few drops of food coloring into each , then divide the colors between the ziplock bags. Seal the bags with duct tape and let your child mix and mash the colors (they’ll keep for up to a week). Always supervise your child during play.
“I think that the best thing we can do for our children is to allow them to do things for themselves, allow them to be strong, allow them to experience life on their own terms, allow them to take the subway… let them be better people, let them believe more in themselves.”
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2 small bowls
Cooking spray or vegetable oil
1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup water
2 sheets of tissue paper cut or torn into roughly 2- by 2-inch pieces
Bowl of white vinegar (optional)
How to make
Coat the outside of one small bowl with cooking spray or vegetable oil, then cover it tightly with plastic wrap.
In the other bowl, whisk the flour and water together until smooth.
Have your child brush the paste onto the plastic wrap, then cover it with pieces of tissue paper as shown. She may need your help pressing down the pieces so that they stick to the paste. When the bowl is covered with one layer, have her brush on more paste and add another layer. Continue until you have a thick, defined bowl shape; you’ll need at least five layers. If the brush gets too goopy, dip it in white vinegar, then rinse it with water. Let the papier-mâché dry (at least 12 hours).
Gently remove the papier-mâché bowl from the bowl mold and peel the plastic wrap away. For a smooth edge, trim the bowl’s rim with scissors.
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Don’t forget to grab a box of colored chalk!
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