I searched all over the internet for a recipe to make ice cream with my students... This is the one I decided on. The kids LOVED it. Similar recipes on zaar will not get as "hard" as this one due to the lack of enough ice or salt.
This is our traditional family snack, much beloved even by people who don't normally like cereal. I have taught this one in numerous cooking classes for teenagers, and none have experienced any "failures", so I think it's fairly easy as long as you don't substitute and mix the honey/butter into the cornflakes well.
This is my Mum's recipe for traditional Xmas biscuits. Usually given as presents. They are a 'Barossa Deutsch' recipe, which means they started as a German recipe, brought over with the settlers of South Australia's Barossa Valley, and have been adapted over the years. Makes a large quantity, but last for months in a sealed container.
I know that there are a lot of young moms out there that can use this recipe. It is just like the real play dough and a lot less $. The big plus is when its gets crumby and icky you can throw it away and make more. My kids are both in their 20's and I used this when they were little. Now I have grandchildren and I will make it for them!
My co-worker Amy is talented in all things craftsy: basket-making, soaps (the real kind, with lye!) and this is her recipe for gingerbread craft dough for holiday ornaments, etc. You can protect them with clearcoat to save for future holidays, but this will mask the delicious spicy fragrance, so I'd just make more next year and enjoy the aroma this year. Prep time includes drying time and yield depends on the size of your cookie cutters. And please don't eat them!
I can think of no easier way to make paint for kids to play with. This makes a chalky paint; and is excellent for painting on construction paper, side walks or even a chalk board. It will wash off of most things, though you should read the package of food coloring to see if it is washable. We use (clean) kitchen sponges as paintbrushes.
Play clay that's smooth, silky and feels really good in your hands! Easy to work with. Dries hard overnight to a pearly porcelain like finish that has a soft shimmer! Great for making gifts! Roll out and use cookie cutters (use a straw to poke a hole in the top) to make Christmas ornaments!
I'm becoming a outdoor cooking affectionado, especially on an open campfire, so much that I even put a fire pit in the back yard! I love to do these when we are camping. (My trick is to put the potatoes just off of the campfires hottest coals before we settle in for the night, in the morning if they are not done they are at least almost done so that a quick stint in the hot coals will get them totally cooked. BUT DONT DO THIS if you are in a place where you are in danger of a major fire if you leave the fire going all night. We have a pit with no chance of it spreading so what I do is safe.)
This came from a kids cookbook so it's really easy. If you don't want to, you don't even have to wash the casserole pan when this is gone. You can make this an indoor recipe by cooking it at 350F in a casserole dish in the oven for an hour or so.
This is a fun way to make popcorn the next time you are next to the campfire at your favorite camp site. The kids will love it as well. Make it easy by mixing the spices at home and place them in a small container or a baggie twisted and tied in a knot. This will save you a little packing room for your trip.
What happens to the Flubber when... it is stretched? it is rolled into a ball and bounced? it is stretched over the opening of the jar? an object (golf ball, etc.) is rolled on it? What else can you do with flubber? ...make it and find out! A Closer Look: Flubber is a polymer made by a chemical reaction. Polymers are very long chains of repeating units. When the two solutions are combined, polyvinyl acetate chains (a polymer from the white glue) are linked together in a 3-dimensional arrangement by borate ions (from the Borax) and other chemical bonds. This produces the thick, sticky polymer called Flubber. (You can get white glue in bulk from a school supplies source. Keep this stuff away from carpet and hair as it will stick. If necessary, white vinegar can act as a solvent.) Thanks to my cyberpal Julie for this recipe!