Edible Aquariums
To make an edible aquarium, add a few drops of blue food coloring to a container of softened cream cheese.  Spread some of the cream cheese atop a piece of melba toast; then press on a few tiny goldfish crackers.
Play Dough
1 cup flour                1 cup water 
1/2 cup salt               1 tsp. vegetable oil
2 tsp. cream of tarter    food coloring
Mix dry ingredients and add the remaining ingredients and stir.  In a heavy skillet, cook the mixture for two to three minutes stirring frequently.  Knead the dough until it becomes soft and smooth.
Soap Flakes Finger paint
1 1/2 cups dry laundry starch
1 1/2 cups soap flakes
food coloring or paint 
1 quart boiling water
Mix starch with enough cold water to make a paste.  Add boiling water and stir until clear.
Cool and add soap flakes and coloring.
Nutty Putty
Kids love to play with this and eat it!
3 1/2 cups peanut butter
4 cups powdered sugar
3 1/2 cups corn syrup or honey
4 cups powered milk
Mix the ingredients.  Divide into 15 to 20 portions and refrigerate in plastic bags.  Children can then play with it, add chocolate chips for play if desired and eat it too!


Last Modified on September 3, 2013