Need some fun things to do this summer?
Try out some of these fun crafts with your mom or dad!
Make your own lip gloss!
2 tbs. vegetable shortening
1 packet unsweetened drink mix (such as Koolade)
Clean film cannisters
Mix together 2 tablespoons of vegetable shortening with unsweetened drink mix. Microwave the mixture for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Pour into a clean film cannister and cool in the fridge!
Blow bubbles to create beautiful paper!
dishsoap (like Dawn or Pamolive)
powdered tempra paint
Mix soap, water, and powdered paint together. Then, blow bubbles in the mixture. Place paper on top of the bubbles to make "bubble print" designs and paper. Then, you can create beautiful cards with your new paper!
Create your very own waves in a bottle!
2 liter soda bottle, clean
blue powdered tempra paint
plastic ocean animals
Add tempra paint to the oil. Pour into bottle until it is half full. Add optional items if desired. Fill the bottle with water. Roll back and forth to see your waves form!
Super Bubble Ooze
Make a gooey fun gack!
school blue gel
Mix equal parts of liquid starch and school blue gel. Add one or two drops of food coloring. Stir. Let the mixture sit for five to ten minutes or until the glue absorbs the starch. Then, knead the mixture for about ten minutes. Then, have fun playing with your ooey gooey gack! See if you can get it to blow bubbles!
Make your very own homemade playdoh!
2 cups water
Tablespoons cream of tartar
Tablespoons vegetable oil
In a medium sized pot, bring the water and salt to a boil. Stir in the
remaining ingredients; then allow the mixture to cool slightly. Knead the
dough until it reaches a smooth doughy consistency. Then store the dough
in a resealable plastic bag.
tsp. cream of tartar
tsp. baby oil
Put all ingredients in a pan and stir constantly until mixture pulls away from the side of the pan. Then knead in the water colors. Feel free to divid this recipe into 4 parts and used 2 tsp. of color for each part
Three quarters cup of plaster of paris
2 tsp. liquid tempra paint
Mix ingredients together. Spoon into plastic candle or chocolate molds (available at most craft stores). You could also spoon the mixture into toilet or paper towel rolls.
Make your very own bath salts!
Fragrance (Use perfume samples or a few drops of your favorite lotion!)
Mix fragrance and color together. Toss with epsom salts. Spoon into a baby food jar that you have already decorated!
baby food jar
Decorate the baby food jar with stickers. Then, paint the entire jar with glue. Sprinkle or roll the jar in salt. When, it dries, insert a candle and watch your votive sparkle!
Make your own set of water colors!
1 tbs. vinegar
1 tbs. baking soda
4 tbs. corn starch
1 tbs. light corn syrup
Stir together the first two ingredients and watch them foam! Then, add the color and remaining ingredients. Pour into film cannisters and allow to harden. Use them like regular water colors!
2 and a half cups flour
Half cup of salt
1 tbs alum
2 packages of KoolAid
2 cups boiling water
3 tbs. cooking oil
Mix flour, salt, and alum together. Add water and oil and stir really well. Knead until mixture is smooth. Allow to cool. Then, store in an airtight container in the fridge.
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