Playtime/Entertainment
 

Homemade Playdough

4 cups flour
1/4 cup powdered tempera
1/4 cup salt
1 1/2 cups water
1 tablespoon oil

Mix together flour, powdered paint and salt. Mix water and oil, and food coloring if desired. Gradually stir the water and oil mix into the flour mix. Knead the mix as you add the liquid. Add more water if too stiff, more flour if sticky.

Best Bubble Solution

1 Cup Water
2 Tablespoons Light Karo syrup or 2 Tablespoons Glycerin
4 Tablespoons Dishwashing liquid

Mix together and have fun!

Finger Paint (uncooked)

1/2 cup liquid starch
1/2 cup soap powder
5/8 cup water

Beat together until the consistency of whipped potatoes.

Finger Paint (cooked)

2 cups flour
4 cups cold water
food coloring or dry tempera


Mix flour and water and cook over low heat until thick.  Cool.  Add a pinch of salt.  Add dry tempera or food coloring, if desired.  Store in covered jar in refrigerator.

Comb Harmonica

A clean comb

Thin paper

Wrap the paper around the teeth of the comb.  Place the comb against lips and hum to play.

Bean Shakers

Soda Bottle (small, medium or large -- it's up to you)

Dried peas, beans or lentils

Superglue

Clean out the bottle and allow to dry thoroughly.  Fill the bottle about 1/8 to 1/4 full with the peas, beans or lentils.  Place superglue around the threads of the bottle opening and quickly tighten the lid and allow the glue to dry before playing with the shaker.

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