Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Ideas for Kids, from Grandma Lill

I was going through a steno notebook my Grandma Lill kept with recipes, and came across these ideas for kids, clipped from a newspaper.

Creative Clay
    2 C. cornstarch
    2 C. baking soda
    1 1/4 C. water
    Combine ingredients, cook till it reaches consistency of whipped potatoes.  Put mixture on a plate, let cool and knead.  Store in airtight container.

Bit O'Honey Playdough
    Mix together:
    1 jar chunky peanut butter (18 oz)
    6 Tbs honey
    Non-fat dry milk (to the right consistency)
    Knead until pliable.  Eat your creations when done!

Finger Paint
    3 Tbs sugar
    1/2 c. cornstarch
    2 c. cold water
    Food coloring
    Mix first two ingredients, then add water.  Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until well blended.  Divide into 4-5 portions, add food coloring to tint.

Silly Putty
    2 parts glue to 1 part liquid starch
    Pour starch into a bowl, add food coloring or tempera paint to tint the putty.  Add glue to the starch mixture.   Mix well; it will look stringy.  Keep kneading until it's no long sticky.  If too sticky, add more starch.  If too stringy, add more glue.  Refrigerate in tight container.

Lint Modeling Clay
    4 C. clothes drying lint
    3 C. water
    1 2/3 C. flour
    oil of wintergreen
    Mix lint and water in pan; add flour and mix thoroughly.  Add oil of wintergreen.  Cook over low heat while stirring constantly.  When mixture holds together, pour out onto newspaper and cool.

Clown Face Paint
    1/8 C. baby lotion
    1/4 tsp. powdered tempera paint
    1 squirt liquid dish washing soap
    Mix and paint!  Easily removed with soap and water.

Magic Goop
    1 C. cornstarch
    Add enough water so that the consistency is similar to glue.  Tempera paint may be added for color.

Gelatin Shapes
    4 4-oz pkgs gelatin
    2 4-oz pkgs Knox gelatin
    2 C. hot water
    Dissolve gelatin in water, pour into a jelly roll pan.  Refrigerate until firm.  Using cookie cutters, cut out your favorite shapes and eat!  Guaranteed to shake the sillies out!

Bread Clay Recipe
    Remove crusts from 6 pieces of white bread and knead them together with 6 Tbs of white glue and 1/2 tsp. dish detergent.
    Knead mixture until it is no longer sticky.  Separate into portions and tint with food coloring.  Shape when done, and brush with equal parts flue and water for a smooth appearance.  Let dry overnight.

Chilly Bananas
    Peanut Butter or honey
    Crushed cereals or rice krispies
    Roll banana thirds into thinned-down peanut butter or honey, then into cereal.  Insert popsicle stick, put on a tray and freeze prior to eating.

Fish in the Sea
    Saltine crackers
    Cream cheese (tinted blue)
    Fish-shaped snack crackers
    Spread the tinted cream cheese on a saltine cracker.  Add 2 or 3 fish crackers to the top - fish in the sea!

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