Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Fun stuff

Here are a few fun projects to do with your kids (or someone else's!) on a rainy day. I'm ALL ABOUT projects, activities, outings, and special events to share these experiences with my daughter and any other Lovelies we can drag along with us! Enjoy, and let me know if you try one of these. I'd also LOVE to have some other activity ideas if you have some favorites!


1/2 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup water
Food coloring

Mix cornstarch and water by adding water a teaspoon at a time until mexture is a thick paste. Add a few drops of food coloring to mixture.

Colored Glue

Add a few drops of food coloring to glue and mix well. Use colored glue to paint a picture.

Painted Macaroni

Mix dry noodles with 3 tablespoons of water and a couple drops of food coloring in a container with a lid (or secure Ziplock baggie). Shake well. After noodles are dry, they can be used for art projects or jewelry making.

Homemade Bubbles

1 quart water
1/2 cup dish soap (Dawn works best)
2 Tablespoons glycerin
1 Tablespoon Sugar

Stir ingredients gently. Let mixture set for a few days before using.


1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
3/4 cup water
food coloring
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon cream of tartar

Mix dry ingredients. Set aside. Mix other ingredients separately and slowly add to the dry mixture - stirring until dough forms. Knead until smooth.

1 comment:

Carissa said...

Thanks for the ideas, we will probably we trying the play dough for sure and bubbles. What is Livy's favorite?