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Mom Tricks

How to Make Goo

1 cup cornstarch
1/2 cup water
Gradually mix water into cornstarch until you have the desired consistency.
This mixture behaves both like a liquid and like a solid. It is a great pass time for kids while you are making dinner!

15 Nov 2013

Mom Tricks

Magic BunnySalt-Dough Ornaments

We make these every year – I could decorate two whole trees with them!  We also use this recipe to make heart-shaped Valentines for friends and family.

· 4 Cups flour

· 1 Cup salt

· 1 ½ Cups hot water

· Holiday cookie cutters

· Decorations: paint, glitter, beads, etc.

Knead the dough. Roll it out and cut with cookie cutters. Place on microwave-safe plate and “zap it” for about 2 minutes. Let cool and decorate.

14 Nov 2013

Mom Tricks

Finger Paint Recipe

  • Combine 3 Tablespoons of sugar with ½ cup of cornstarch in a saucepan
  • Slowly add 2 Cups of water
  • Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring constantly, until you get a clear gloopy mixture
  • Take off heat and let it cool
  • Add ¼ Cup of dishwashing soap and stir until smooth
  • If you like, add few drops of vanilla for a nice smell
  • Divide into small cups and add food coloring or tempera paint for color

06 Nov 2013