The “kids” made these decorations when they were very small; one batch at school with the creative Mrs. McCarthy, and one batch at home. They really do retain their scent, and are surprisingly durable.
- 4 oz/113 grams ground cinnamon
- 1 Tablespoon ground nutmeg
- 1 Tablespoon ground cloves
To the mixed spices, add:
- 2 Tablespoons PVA glue (white school glue)
- 1 cup applesauce
Mix until well blended and will form into a dough ball. Roll out and cut with cookie cutters, as one would do for sugar cookies or gingerbread men. Using a drinkinkg straw, cut out small holes from each shape to attach ribbon/pipe cleaner/string hangers. DO NOT BAKE, but instead, let AIR DRY. Decorations will smell like the spices for years to come!
This playdough is very smooth in texture, and will not leave a salty, or oily residue on one’s hands.
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1/4 cup salt
- 2 Tablespoons cream of tartar
- 1 cup cool water
- 1 Tablespoon cooking oil
- Food colouring (optional)
Put flour, salt, and cream of tartar into a heavy-bottomed saucepan, and whisk to combine.
In a separate bowl, combine the liquid ingredients together.
Add the liquid ingredients to the pot, stirring constantly. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens and forms a sticky ball in the centre of the pot, about 3 to 5 minutes after mixture has warmed.
Let cool, and knead till smooth.
Store covered in fridge.
Not food…for making wonderful solution for blowing bubbles (way better than store bought)!
- 1/2 cup Sunlight liquid dish detergent (honestly, this works the best)
- 2 + 1/2 cups water
- 1 Tablespoon glycerine (buy at a pharmacy)
- 1 + 1/2 teaspoons granulated white sugar
Stir all ingredients together until well mixed. Makes about 3 cups.
Make bubble wands out of anything: pipe cleaners, twist ties, coat hangers, electrical wire, your fingers, string…get creative!