Mix dry ingredients. Add water and oil, stir.
Dryer Lint Clay
Place the lint in a saucepan and cover it with the water.
Combine ingredients and pour into an unbreakable bottle. To blow bubbles, experiment using plastic straws, pipe cleaners formed into loops and other items you think of.
Salt and Flour Finger Paint
Add the salt to the flour in a saucepan. Pour in cold water gradually and beat the mixture with an egg beater until smooth. Add the hot water and boil the mixture until it becomes glossy. Beat it until it is smooth. Mix in food colouring.
In a bowl, mix ¾ cup cold water with the cornstarch to make a paste. Soak the gelatin in ¼ cup cold water; set aside. In a saucepan, bring 2 cups of water to boil and add the cornstarch mixture slowly to it. Stir well. Cook, stirring constantly over medium heat until the mixture comes to a boil and clears. Remove from the heat and stir in the gelatin. Cool and divide into several jars. Add the food colour and blend.
Rock Candy (Edible snack craft)
Heat the water to boiling, and dissolve the 2 cups of sugar into it. For the biggest crystals FAST, heat the sugar-water solution a SECOND time, and dissolve as much additional sugar as you can into it. Add a few drops of food coloring to the solution if desired.
Pour the solution into the prepared glass or jar and leave undisturbed for a couple of days. Depending on how much sugar you were able to dissolve into the water, you should start to see crystals growing in a few hours to a few days.
Fruit Leather (Edible snack craft)
Pour the fruit onto the cookie sheet and smooth it out with a spoon or spatula. Make sure that you spread it evenly. Put the tray in the oven and cook for three hours or until the fruit is dry. Once the fruit is dry, take it out of the oven and set it aside to cool. When it is cool, just roll it up and it's ready to eat.
The eggshells should be washed so they don't have any egg left in them. Dry them well. Take them outside and grind them with a rock on the sidewalk or other concrete surface. Make sure the rock you're using for grinding is clean so you don't get dirt ground in with the eggshells. Grind the eggshells into a fine powder. You'll need one soup spoonful of this powder to make a stick of chalk.
When you're absolutely sick of grinding and have enough powder, pick out any little bits of eggshell that are still not ground up and throw them away. Scoop the eggshell powder into a paper towel and bring it into the house for the next part.
Measure the flour and the hot water into a small dish. Stir them together to make a paste. Put the soup spoonful of eggshell powder into the paste and mix well. It may help to mash it with the back of the spoon.
Shape this mixture into a chalk stick. Then roll it up in a strip of paper towel. Let it dry. Drying takes about three days, so put it in a safe place and get on with your life. After three days it's ready to use. Just peel the paper off one end and you're ready for some sidewalk art.
(This chalk is for the sidewalks only, not for chalkboards.)
Mix dry ingredients together. Gradually add warm water until the mixture can be kneaded into shapes. Make beads by rolling the dough into little balls, piercing the balls with toothpicks, and allowing the balls to dry. Paint and string the beads.
Mix all ingredients together. Add water, as needed, to make a pliable dough.
Put soap flakes in a large bowl and drop the hot water into the soap flakes, stirring constantly. The mixture will be extremely thick and hard to stir.
Spoon some of the soap into each of the small bowls and color each separately, adding the color by drops until the soap has the consistency of a very thick paste. Press spoonfuls of the soap into your molds and set the crayons in a dry place to harden. They should take a few days to a week to dry completely.
When dry, remove from the molds and allow to dry for a few more days before using.
Yield: 20 Crayons
Measure the cornstarch and baking soda into a pot. Mix and add 2 ½ cups of cold water. Place on medium heat. Stir for about 5 minutes, until the mixture thickens. Remove from the heat. Cover the pot with a wet paper towel. When cool, knead for about 5 minutes, working on a surface covered with waxed paper.
Allow objects to air-dry before painting.
Mix together well. Set on trays for play, or use waxed paper. Can be used as the commercial Silly Putty is. Store in an airtight container.
To mix the clay, use a large bowl or bucket. Mix 2/3 parts of sawdust and 1/3 part of flour together. (NOTE: sawdust should not contain any redwood sawdust.) Pour in water and mix until it reaches a stiff but 'squishy' consistency. Add more flour if it is too crumbly. The clay needs some kneading before the gluten in the flour becomes elastic, holding the sawdust together. Work it in your hands or on a table top covered with newspapers. Play with the clay a little until it becomes easy to shape.
This clay air-dries very hard. It should be placed directly in the sun, if possible. When dry, you can sand it or not, depending upon what you like.
Use tempera or acrylic paints to decorate the finished objects. To give your pieces a glossy coating, spray with acrylic clear finish or paint with acrylic floor wax.
Finger Paints: Tempera and Starch
Pour starch directly onto paper. Sprinkle the tempera over the starch. Mix the colour in as you paint.
Tempura Detergent Paint
Mix together the first three ingredients. Slowly add water until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
Dry Starch Paint
Combine all ingredients. Beat the mixture until it is smooth. Add more water if mixture is too thick.
Combine the first three ingredients until the mixture is a thick paste. Tint with food colouring or powdered tempera.
Mix all ingredients together. Slowly add more water if needed. Knead until a workable dough is formed.
Easy Fundough (Single portion)
Mix dry ingredients together. Stir in the water. Add more water or flour until dough forms a nonsticky ball.
Salt, Flour, and Oil Fundough
Mix dry ingredients together. Stir in oil and water. Add more water, as necessary, to form a soft, pliable dough. This dough keeps well.
Mix all ingredients together. Add more water to make the mixture cling.
This dough will keep up to six weeks in an airtight container.
Coffee Grounds Dough
Mix dry ingredients together. Add enough warm water to moisten.
This dough has a unique texture and is good to roll, pat, and pound.
Flour and Salt Cooked Fundough
Mix ingredients in an electric skillet. Stir on a low heat setting until the mixture is thick. Let cool.
Sugar and Flour Cooked Fundough
Mix the first 3 ingredients in an electric skillet. Add boiling water and cook for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Cool.
This dough does not keep very well.
Flour and Cornstarch Fundough
In an electric skillet, mix all ingredients together. Cook on a low heat setting until the mixture forms a workable dough. Cool and knead.
Cornstarch and Soda Fundough
Combine ingredients in an electric skillet. Stir while cooking until the mixture is thick and dough-like. When cook, knead.
Peanut Butter and Syrup Edible Fundough
Mix all ingredients together with a spoon. Add more powdered milk if necessary to make a workable dough. Knead, shape, and eat.
Peanut Butter and Honey Edible Fundough
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Add more powdered milk if necessary to make a workable dough. Form the dough into balls and other shapes.
Frosting Edible Fundough
Mix together until a workable dough is formed.
Fundough TreatServings: 1
Measure the brown sugar and the peanut butter into a plastic bowl. Squeeze mixture with both hands. If the mixture is too sticky, add a little more brown sugar. If it is too dry, add more peanut butter. Add granola, if desired, for extra interest and nutrition.
Spice Edible Fundough
Mix the dry ingredients together. Add milk and oil. Knead until dough sticks together and forms a ball. Divide dough into portions on wax paper sheets. Roll and shape the mixture into doughnut shapes or other forms.
This dough can be fried in oil at 375F. If dough is to be used for play, substitute water for the milk. This dough has a nice texture, an unusual appearance, and a spicy aroma.
Bread Edible Fundough
Mix together all ingredients except the flour and raisins. Stir in 2 cups flour. Add more flour until dough leaves the sides of the bowl and can be kneaded. Divide into portions. Continue kneading single portions until dough becomes springy. Add raisins if desired, and knead them in.
Let the dough rise until double in size. Knead it down again. Let the dough rise for a second time. Knead it down again. Shape dough into balls or other forms.
Place shapes onto an oiled pan and let them rise again until double in size. Bake at 375F until lightly brown.
If you are unable to find soap flakes, make your own with a kitchen vegetable grater and a bar of Ivory Soap.
Add half the water to the soap flakes. Beat with a rotary eggbeater until the mixture has a flaky appearance. Add more water if necessary. Mold as desired.
This dough has a nice texture, but it takes a long time to dry.
Molding Dough (Cooked)
Mix salt and 1/3 cup water in an electric skillet. Cook on a medium heat setting, stirring constantly until the mixture comes to a boil. Turn the heat off. In a bowl, mix cornstarch and ¼ cup cold water together until smooth. Add cornstarch mixture to the cooked mixture, and turn the heat back on. Cook the mixture until it is thick. Cool before molding.
Sawdust and Wheat Paste Molding Mixture
Mix sawdust and paste. Add only enough water to make the mixture pliable. This dough responds better to squeezing and shaping than to rolling and patting.
Best Ever Modeling Clay
Mix all ingredients in a pot and cook over medium heat for 2 or 3 minutes. Do not overcook. Cool the mixture until you can easily handle it. When cool enough to handle, knead it until smooth. Store in plastic bag or container.
Face or Body Paint
Mix the three ingredients together, using as much colour as necessary for the desired result. Using the paintbrush, paint designs on the body or face, usually the cheek or hand is painted. Paint washes off easily, due to the detergent added.
Mash the laxative tablet into the tablespoon of alcohol. Be sure the tablet is entirely dissolved. Write a message on the paper with paintbrush dipped into the solution. As the solution dries, the writing will disappear. To develop the message: dampen the cotton ball with liquid ammonia and dab it on the page. The writing will reappear.