Thursday Crafts For Kids ~ Vibrant Color In A Bag For Toddlers

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1 cup cornstarch

1/2 cup sugar

4 cups cold water

Food coloring

2 gallon-size ziplock bags

Duct tape

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.

Thursday Crafts For Kids ~ Scented Play Dough

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1 large pan

1 mixing bowl

1 mixing spoon

1 pack Kool-Aid powder, any flavor

3 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/2 cups salt

3 tablespoons vegetable oil

2 tablespoons cream of tartar

3 cups water

Food dye (optional)

Pick a flavor of Kool-Aid mix.

Help measure and mix all the ingredients, and put them into the bowl. If you want to add some color to the play dough, squeeze in a few drops of food dye and mix it in well.

Pour the mixture into the pan over very low heat.

Stir until the mixture is no longer sticky, and then remove it immediately.

Let it cool, and then present it to your child to play with! Store dough in a large plastic ziplock bag. Experiment with different scents for a never ending fun time!

DIY – Chalkboard Table

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Have an old end table in the garage? All you need is a coat of chalkboard paint (can be found at most hardware stores, and a helper to cut a hole in the middle to hold a silver cup (purchased at a dollar store).

Don’t forget to grab a box of colored chalk!

This is great, inexpensive way to allow your little ones to create timeless art on a rainy afternoon. They’ll love it!