January 2009



17) Giant Bubbles

Materials: 2 cups dish detergent (Joy works best!), ¼ cup glycerine (You can purchase glycerine at your local pharmacy.), 10 cups water

Directions: Mix the ingredients in a large pan or pail. Allow the mixture to sit at room temperature for one hour. Blow bubbles with fly swatters, plastic rings from drink cans, or berry baskets.

Hint! Make a giant bubble wand out of a straw cut in half. Thread an 18” piece of string through the straws and knot ends. Holding a straw in each hand, dip in the bubble solution, then slowly pull the straws through the air.

18) Mud Pies

Materials: dirt, flour, water, old bowl and spoon

Directions: Mix 4 parts dirt with 1 part flour. Add enough water so it will mold. Dry in the sun.

Giant Bubbles

Hint! Decorate with sticks, leaves, seeds, and other natural objects.

*You can make dough for sand castles by mixing 4 cups of sand, 2 cups of water, and 2 cups of cornstarch in a large pan. (Make sure to use an old pan as the sand will scratch it.) Heat on low stirring constantly until the mixture thickens. Set aside to cool. Mold into sand castles or other shapes and dry.

19) Shaving Cream Painting

Materials: shaving cream (non-menthol)

Directions: Squirt a pile of shaving cream on a non-wood surface and let the children squish and play.

Hint! This is a great way to clean up tables and desks! You can also finger paint with pudding or yogurt on a sheet of wax paper. Lick ‘em to clean up

20) Silly Putty

Materials: white glue liquid starch

Directions: Use two parts glue to one part liquid starch. Pour starch into the glue a little at a time. Mix well. Add more starch if needed so mixture is not sticky. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Hint! Add food coloring if you desire.


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