Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Recipe for fun! - Play-doh, Bubbles, Goop and Slime

We are definitely at the house bound/spring fever stage of winter at our house. How about you? Here are a few recipes to get a little messy with your kids.

Kool-Aid Play Doh

1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
2 packages flavored/colored Kool-Aid
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 cup boiling water

Mix together to soft consistency. Store in a zip lock bag.


2 cups warm water
1 cup liquid dishwashing soap
1/4 cup glycerin (you can get at a pharmacy)
1 tsp sugar

Mix together. Store in a container with a tight fitting lid


2 cups cornstarch
1 cup water

Gradually add the water to the cornstarch until the mixture goes from a solid to a runny consistency. This is one of our favorites to play with - it is both solid and liquid.


1 tsp borax
1 cup water
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup white glue
food coloring as desired

Disolve 1 tsp borax into 1 cup water. Separately, mix 1/2 cup water with 1/2 cup glue and a few drops of food coloring. Add the glue/water mix to the borax/water mix. Mix together (get your hands in there). This is a slippery slime that is a lot of fun to pull, stretch, and shape. Play with it on a surface that the food coloring can't stain (or you don't care if it does). Store in a zip lock bag in the fridge.

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