Art Recipes for Children 2


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Face Paint

2 T. cold cream
½ tsp glycerin
1 T. cornstarch
1 tsp dry tempera paint

Pixie Dust

Mix together. Sprinkle!

Potters Clay

½ cup flour
½ cup cornstarch
1 cup salt
3 ½ cups boiling water
Dissolve salt in boiling water. Add cornstarch, mix, cook until clear. Cool overnight. Add 6-8 additional cups flour until not sticky.

Soapsuds Clay

¾ cup soap powder
1 T. warm water
Mix well.

Modeling Goop

2 cups salt
1 cup water
1 cup cornstarch
Cook salt and ½ cup water 5 min. Add rest, cook until thickens

Colored Glue

Mix food coloring, tempera or glitter into glue bottles.

Cloud Dough

1 cup salad oil
6 cups flour
1 cup water
food coloring or tempera
Use just enough water to bind mixture. Knead. Cloud dough is soft, pliable and oily, but provides an unusual tactile experience.

Oatmeal Dough

1 cup flour
2 cups oatmeal
1 cup water
food coloring or tempera
Mix flour and oatmeal, then add water gradually. Cornmeal may be added in place of oatmeal to vary the texture.

Sidewalk Chalk

‘Plaster of Paris’
Tempera (for color)
Mix. Pour into cupcake papers
Pop out when dry.

Baked Salt Dough

2 cups flour
1 cup salt
Enough water to make a
dough-like mixture.
Flat objects can be baked at
300*F. for 1 hour. Paper
clips in back before baking
will serve as a hanger.
Paint designs after baking.

Hard-drying Clay

2 cups Baking Soda
1 cup cornstarch
1 ¼ cup water
Mix cornstarch and baking
soda. Add water. Blend
thoroughly, then bring to a
boil stirring constantly.
At consistency of mashed
potatoes, cool. Sculptures
dry in 36 hours.


Cathy Abraham
Store ‘doughs’ in airtight plastic bags or containers.
Children are to wash hands prior to use of shared group materials.
Safety is paramount in cooking with children!!

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