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Ooey, Gooey Recipes for a Rainy Day!

Is the weather keeping you and your kiddos trapped indoors? These simple recipes are bound to be a hit with the kids for all day fun! 

Sand Foam

Sand – approximately 3 cups
Shaving Foam – x 1 can 250g (approximately)
1. Simply pour your sand into a bin or tub that you can use to store the sand (tub, plastic storage bin, etc.)
2. Pour in your shaving foam. Mix as you go, the kids will love to mix these textures.
3. Keep mixing and adding the shaving foam until you are happy with the texture.

Homemade Flubber

3/4 cup cold water
1 cup Elmers glue
liquid food coloring
1/2 cup hot water
1 teaspoon borax (you can find this in a box in the laundry aisle)
1. In one bowl, mix together the cold water, glue, and food coloring then set aside.
2. In a different bowl, mix together the hot water and borax until the borax is completely dissolved.
3. Slowly add glue mixture to borax mixture. Mix well then pour off excess water.

Homemade Bouncy Balls

1 Tbsp borax (found in the laundry section in most stores)
½ cup warm water
½ Tbsp cornstarch
1 Tbsp white school glue
Few drops of food coloring

1. Dissolve the borax in ½ cup of warm water.
2. Stir together the glue and cornstarch until thoroughly combined.
3. Add a few drops of food coloring(if desired) to the glue and cornstarch mixture. Stir it in well.
4. Pour glue mixture into water.
5. After about 30 seconds, it will start to harden.
6. Pull it out of the water, squish it up, and begin rolling it between your hands to form a ball. It will set as you work with it.
7. If your mixture is too sticky, plop it back in the water for a few seconds, and then start rolling again.
8. These balls really bounce well! As they sit they can flatten—just roll them up again to get them ba
ck in a ball!

Homemade Playdough

1 Cup Flour
1/2 Cup Salt
1 Cup Water
1 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil
1 Tablespoon Cream of Tartar (only if you have it)
Food Coloring, Sprinkles, Glitter (anything you want to add to give it character)

1. Mix flour, salt, cream of tartar and salt in a saucepan, Then add water.
2. Place saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly for 3-5 minutes. Dough begins to clump together, becoming harder to stir and forms a large “clump”.
3. Remove from heat.
4. Knead until smooth.
5. To keep play dough for a long time, store in an airtight container.

By Kelly Dugan
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