Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Rose Cottage, Barton-in-Fabis

Well at last nearly all the snow has melted but at the moment it is very cold
and icy,not the sort of weather you need for the half term holidays which
are due to start this Friday. I thought some craft ideas might be useful
to keep your children amused as I think the weather will keep them indoors.

The first idea is for Chocolate Scented Playdough

You will need
  • flour
  • cocoa powder
  • salt
  • cream of tartar
  • cooking oil
  • boiling water

  • Directions
    Mix 1 1/4 cups of flour, 1/2 cup cocoa powder, 1/2 cup salt,1/2 Tablespoon cream of tartar. Add
    1 1/2 Tablespoons cooking oil, 1 cup boiling water.
    Stir quickly, mix well. Cook over low heat until dough forms a ball. When cool , mix with your hands. Store in airtight container. It will smell good enough to eat but without sugar in it kids will not want to taste it a second time!

    Hand Made Bath Salts

    You will need
  • 2 1/2 lb Epsom Salts
  • Food Coloring
  • Perfume

  • Directions
    Combine epsom salts with food colouring and perfume in a large bowl. Mix well so colour is even
    Put into small jars and let stand for 4-6 weeks before using. This causes the perfume to blend with the salts. The bath salt is very soothing and makes for a very relaxing bath

    Homemade Glitter

    You will need
  • Salt
  • Food Coloring

  • You can make your own sparkling glitter using salt! Add a few drops of food coloring with the salt. Place the salt mixture (spread out) on a cooking tray and set the oven at 350. You only have to cook it for about 10 mins. After taking it out, let it cool. After cooling you have homemade glitter. It's just that easy!

    Have fun this half term break

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