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 Post subject: Craft Supplies
PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 2:31 pm 
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Sidewalk Paint

1/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup water
6-8 drops of food coloring
Mix the cornstarch and cold water together.
Add food coloring and stir. Repeat to make different colors.
NOTE: This paint can be easily washed off with water and is great for painting large areas temporarily!!!

This recipe was found is courtesy of The Ultimate Book Of Kid Concoctions” by John E. Thomas and Danita Pagel. There a ton of great recipes for other things too. For example, if you add 1/4 cup cornstarch to the above recipe? You get goop. If you add 2 T of corn syrup to the above recipe? You'll get finger paint (the kind you can use on paper). Ultimately, not only are all of these recipes washable? But you can use them with the very youngest of babes, and not have to worry about toxicity. And they're cheap! Did I mention how cheap they are?

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 Post subject: Re: Craft Supplies
PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 4:57 pm 
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Cornstarch Fingerpaint
3 cups water
1 cup cornstarch
food coloring

In a medium saucepan, bring water to a boil. Dissolve cornstarch in a separate bowl with water. Remove boiling water from heat and add cornstarch mixture. Return to heat, stirring constantly. Boil until the mixture is clear and thick (about 1 minute). Remove from heat.

As the mixture is cooling, divide into separate bowls and add food coloring. Let the children carefully mix in the coloring.
Hints:
Add 1 tbsp of glycerin to make the mixture shiny. You can find glycerin in most drugstores or pharmacies.

Homemade Watercolors

1 T. white vinegar
2 T. baking soda
1 T. cornstarch
1/4 tsp. glycerin
liquid food coloring
plastic bottle caps from 2 liter bottles

1. Mix vinegar and baking soda together in a small bowl
2. When mixture stops bubbling, add cornstarch and glycerin. Mix well
3. Pour mixture into bottle caps
4. Add several drops of food coloring to the mixture in the bottle caps
5. Let dry overnight

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Daughter: asthma, allergies to egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, most legumes (not soy) & penicillin. Developing hayfever type allergies.
Husband: no allergies
Me: allergies to some tree that flowers in May
Cat: allergic to beef, pork and lamb


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