Never buy these craft supplies again!! Replace them with simple DIY homemade recipes instead. Yeah that’s right I said homemade craft supplies!! Your children will love these super simple recipes for crafting fun.
1/2 cup salt,1/2 cup flour, 1/4 cup water. Knead until dough forms. make impression. Bake at 200 for 3 hours
2. Puffy Paint
1 c salt, 1 c flour, 1 c water, healthy amount of food coloring
Yogurt and food coloring
4. DIY Glitter
Make Your Own Glitter out of Tin Foil Need: * Baking Pan * Tin Foil * 1/4 cup of salt * 1/2 teaspoon of food coloring * Preheat an oven to 350 degrees. Directions: * Mix 1/4 cup of salt with a 1/2 teaspoon of food coloring in a small bowl until the salt is uniformly colored. * Spread the mixture out in an even layer on a foil-lined baking sheet. * Bake in the oven for ten minutes. Allow your homemade glitter to cool before using it
Combine flour and sugar in a saucepan (3:1 ratio). Add cold water to make a paste and beat out any lumps. Then stir constantly over a medium heat until the mixture thickens. Add one teaspoon of vinegar. Allow to cool before using. Store in an air-tight container. This glue will keep in a fridge for a couple of weeks or so.
7. DIY Play Dough 1cup cold water, 1 cup salt, 2 teaspoons vegetable oil, Tempera paint or food coloring, 3 cups flour, 2 tablespoons cornstarch
1.In bowl, mix water, salt, oil, and enough tempera paint or food coloring to make a bright color.
2.Gradually add flour and cornstarch until the mixture reaches the consistency of bread dough. Store Covered.
8. Face Paint –
2 TSP corn starch, 1 tsp body lotion/cream, 1 tsp water, Food color Mix all the ingredients except the food color and put them in separate containers. Add more water if need be and make sure to mix until a creamy mixture forms without any lumps. Then add the desired food color.
Food coloring, bowls, aluminum foil, water, clean sand
1. Pour some sand into a bowl 2. Add enough water to the bowl to just barely cover the sand . Add food coloring. The more you add, the darker the color. Stir and let the mixture sit for an hour or two. Carefully strain out the excess water and scoop the remaining pasty mixture onto aluminum foil. (I used a separate piece of aluminum for each color and then placed them on a baking sheet.) Bake at 200 degrees until the sand is dry. Once the sand is dry, allow it to cool and then store it in plastic baggies or containers until you are ready to make a masterpiece with your colored sand!