Hey Baby it is Cold Outside!

by Shannon on January 13, 2009

It is cold outside in most of the US right now, there might be snow, ice, or just darn right cold. So what are some good ideas for you and your children to do? Here are some easy recipes for play dough and finger paint. Most households have most all of these ingredients on hand, too!

Kool-Aide Finger Paint

2 cups flour

2 packages of unsweetened Kool-Aid

1/2 cup salt

3 cups boiling water

3 tablespoons oil.

Mix all ingredients together. This finger paint is good for sensory motor skills feeling the paint and mixing the paint to make different colors is always fun as well. If you do not have lots of paper for this activity, you could always use newspaper to draw instead! Have Fun!

Eatable Playdough

2 cups of honey

3 cups of peanut butter

3 packets powdered milk

Stir all ingredients together until smooth. Add more powdered milk, if it is to sticky. This is actually a pretty healthy snack!

Home Made Playdough

2 cups flour

1 cup salt

2 tablespoons cream of tarter

2 cups of water

1 tablespoons mineral oil

food coloring

Mix all ingredients in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring until

stiff. Allow to cool, then knead until desired Constancy

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