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Paper Mache

  • Flour
  • Water
  • Paper

Stir three parts water into one part flour until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Dip newspaper strips into paste and adhere to balloon or other base.

Cornstarch Finger paint

  • 3 tbsps. sugar
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 2 cups cold water
  • Food coloring
  • Soap flakes
  • or liquid dishwashing soap

Mix sugar and cornstarch in medium saucepan over low heat. Add cold water and stir until mixture is thick. Remove from heat. Divide into four or five portions (in muffin tins or cups). Add a drop or two of food coloring to each portion and a pinch of soap flakes or soap. Stir and let cool. Store in airtight container. 

No-Bake Craft Clay

  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 1 1/4 cups cold water
  • 2 cups baking soda
  • Food coloring
  • Paint

Mix all ingredients except paint in saucepan over medium heat for 4 minutes until thick (like mashed potatoes). Add food coloring to water before mixture adding for color. Remove from heat, turn out onto a plate and cover with a damp cloth until cool. Knead like dough. Store in airtight container. 

This recipe is not only fun to make but I have been making it for years and kids love to play with it for months! Keep it in a tightly sealed container and it will last and last! Go easy on the food coloring too!! great to do with the grand-kids, mine love it! Can even make it gluten free, just in case!

Combine in a large sauce pan:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 2 tsp of cream of tartar

Mix together, then add to above:

  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 tbsp of oil
  • 1 tsp of food coloring

Cook over medium heat stirring constantly until it forms a ball. Remove from heat and knead till smooth. That’s it, get out your rollers and cutters and have fun!!