Crafts for Kids with Food

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Title: Crafts for Kids with Food
Yield: 6 Servings
Categories: Kids

Ingredients:

1 c Flour
1/2 c Salt
2 tb Cooking oil
2 tb Cream of tartar
1 c Water with desired color of
-food coloring


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.

File ftp://ftp.idiscover.co.uk/pub/food/mealmaster/recipes/kids.zip