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craft recipes

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Dish Soap - 1/2 cup per mixture
water - just under 2 cups per mixture

sugar - 3 teaspoons per mixture


Fortune Cookies
3 tablespoons brown sugar

1/4 cup granulated sugar

2 large egg whites

2 tablespoons canola oil

1/4 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 tsp almond extract

1 drop yellow food dye

1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon flour

nonstick cooking spray

24 fortunes


Press out lumps from brown sugar, add granulated sugar, egg whites, oil, vanilla and almond extracts, food coloring, and whisk until blended. Let batter stand 20 minutes to rest.


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray cooking spray onto a cooking sheet. Spoon one tablespoon batter onto the sheet and then spread out with the back of a spoon. A cold spoon helps - (sit in ice water but wipe off excess). Have a muffin pan handy for later.


Bake for 5 minutes, three at a time. Coat a spatula with cooking spray and loosen cookies off sheet. Put fortune on hot cookie and fold in half and bend along strait side and stick in the muffine pans until hardens (about 30 minutes).



2 c. warm water

3 c. cornstarch


Put ingredients with bowl and mix with hands. Becomes solid when left alone but turns liquid in heat of hands.


Paint, cornstarch finger

8 parts water

1 part cornstarch


Bring water to boil (color slightly darker than desired paint). Dissolve cornstarch and stir. Bring water to boil again. 



2 parts powdered tempera

1 part water

squirt of dish soap


Painting ideas: 
paint blots - drop thick paint onto paper with tongue depressor - refold paper - open

string painting

block printing - prints with things such as corks, sponges, jar lids, blocks, cars

textured paint- add salt, coffee grounds, spoap flakes


Paste, flour

1 cup flour

1 cup sugar

1 T alum

1 quart water


Mix and cook in double boiler until mix is clear like cooked starch. Remove from heat and add alum as preservative.  - Maybe make 1/2


Playdough, Cooked

2 c. flour

1 c. salt

2 c. water

2 T oil

2 tsp cream of tartar

food coloring


Cook three minutes to consitency of mashed potateoes, Turn out on waxed paper to cool. Knead. Store in a plastic bag or air-tight container.


Playdough, no cook

1 c. water

1 1/2 tsp salt

1/4 c oil

food coloring or 1 T powdered tempera


Combine ingredients and mix. Add more flour if too sticky. Store in plastic bag.



In large bowl mix:

2 cups whtie glue

1 1/2 cup water


in a small bowl mis until dissolved:

1/3 cup warm water

1 tsp Borax 

(do this in three small cups)








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