Little Women Of The Harvest Party
“Youth comes but once in a lifetime.”–Longfellow
Fresh off the field, our “Little Women of the Harvest” found fun and refreshment testing out the following recipes for the do-it-yourself craft materials. Mix up a batch for your favorite kids, make a snack, and you have an instant summer party!
- 3 cups flour
- 6 tsp. cream of tartar
- ½ cup salt
- 3 cups water
- 6 Tbls. vegetable oil
- Food coloring
In a large pan, mix flour, salt, and cream of tartar. Add water, oil, and food coloring. Stir well. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly. Dough will pull away from sides of the pan. At this point, pat flat in the pan and flip lie a pancake to remove excess moisture. Divide into four balls. Knead well. Place in plastic wrap/baggie.
- 1 cup Plaster of Paris
- 1 cup water
- Powdered tempera paint
Find a mold for your sidewalk chalk. You can use small paper cups, toilet tissue rolls, candy molds, etc. Mix Plaster of Paris and water together. For colored chalk, add powdered tempera paint. Let mixture stand for a few minutes and then pour into mold.
Set aside and let dry completely. This can take anywhere from a few hours to a few days depending on the mold you choose. Once dry, remove the chalk from the mold. If it is still moist, let air dry for another 24 hours.
- ½ cup dish soap
- 1 ½ cup water
- 2 tsp. sugar
Mix all ingredients together, stir slowly. Store in sealed container.
- Corn starch
- Cold cream
- Food coloring
- Muffin tin
In each cup of muffin tin, mix 1 Tbls. Cornstarch and 1 tsp. cold cream. Gradually add water to get consistency of paint. Add food coloring.