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Make Your Own Craft Recipes For Children



8 tbsp. powdered paint
1 tsp. white glue
2 tbsp. liquid starch
3 drops oil of cloves (obtainable from any drug store)



Mix a few drops of food colouring to a small amount of liquid starch.


Mix egg yolk, dry detergent and food colouring.
May be used on glass, foil or shiny paper.



Mix 1 1/2 cups starch with enough cold water to make a paste. Slowly
add 4 cups of boiling water, stirring constantly. Cook until clear, avoiding
too hot a fire. While still warm, stir in 1 1/2 cups soap flakes.

Add 2 tablespoons glycerine. Add food colouring to portion which will
be used immediately and store the remainder in the refrigerator in a covered

These paints work best on glazed paper such as shelf paper.


In a double boiler, mix 1 cup cornstarch (or laundry starch) with
enough cold water to form a smooth, thin paste. Add 1 cup flaked soap chips
and 1/2 cup salt (which acts like preservative). Add 1 quart water and cook
until thick (increase amount of water if necessary). Beat with an egg beater,
and place mixture in empty baby food jars, adding food colouring to each jar.

One teaspoon glycerine makes mixture more pliable and easier on the
hands. Vanilla or oil of cloves can be added to mixture to create a nice

RECIPE 3 ( no cooking )

Mix 6 tablespoons dry laundry starch with just enough cold water to
make mixture liquid and smooth. Pour this mixture slowly into 1 quart boiling
water, stirring well until thick. Add a drop of oil of cloves and mix again.
Divide into portions (a muffin pan is a good holder) and add food colouring.


Mix together gently:

4 cups water

12 teaspoons glycerine

8 teaspoons liquid tincture of green soap (available from drugstore but
as a substitute, grate or grind very pure toilet soap and use 8 teaspoons of
the resulting powder)

Let liquid stand for 24 hours before using.


2 parts Elmers' Glue-All
1 part liquid starch

Gradually pour starch into glue and mix. If mixture is sticky, add more
starch. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Note: This silly putty can be cut with scissors or be pulled or



Mix together:

2 1/2 cups flour
1 cup salt
1 cup water
Food colouring, optional

Store in refrigerator.


Mix and cook over low heat until mixture thickens:

1 cup salt
1 cup flour
1 cup water
Food colouring, optional

Cool before using


Combine over low heat, stirring constantly until mixture becomes stiff
and comes away from sides of pot:

1 cup salt
4 tablespoons oil
2 cups flour
4 tablespoons cream of tartar
2 cups water
Food colouring

Store in a closed container or plastic bag.



1 cup cornstarch
2 cups bicarbonate of soda
1 1/2 cups cold water
Food colouring

Heat over medium fire, stirring constantly until mixture is dough like.
Cool, covered with a damp cloth. Coat finished products with a shellac to
seal and preserve.

(can be used to make beads for necklaces)

Mix 2 cups salt and 2/3 cup water in a pan. Stirring constantly, heat
over a low flame for about 4 minutes (Do not boil).

Remove from heat. Quickly mix 1 cup cornstarch and 1/2 cup cold water
together and add this combination in one go to heated mixture.

Stir and mix quickly. If resulting mixture is not a thick paste, place
back on low heat and stir for about a minute until mixture is dough like.

Treat like bread dough - knead on flat surface until dough is a smooth
and pliable mass. Can be stored in plastic or foil and kept in an airtight

Colour can be added when dough is being cooked or when being kneaded,
or modelled objects can be painted when dry.

It takes 2 days for a modelled object to dry at room temperature. For
quicker results, preheat oven to 350 degrees F, and then turn the oven off.

Place the model in the oven, preferably on a wire rack, and leave
inside until the oven has cooled off.

For a finishing touch, smooth dry models by rubbing gently with
sandpaper or an emery board.

To make beads for a necklace, punch holes with a toothpick while the
clay is still pliable. You can also string the beads through a thin wire,
letting them dry on the wire itself.

Clay can also be rolled out like cookie dough and cut with a cookie


1 tsp. fuller's earth (available from drugstore)
1 tsp. plain yoghurt
1 tsp. water
A few drops of food colouring

Lightly apply to face, avoiding areas around mouth and eyes. (Use
lipstick and/or eye shadow for these areas).

Make-up will wash off with water.

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