Homemade Recipes

Nov 14, 2018 | Parenting Blog | 0 comments

Paper plate shakers:

  • Paper plate
  • Stapler
  • Dry rice or beans

Fold a paper plate in half and staple the sides leaving the top open to pour in the rice or beans.  After you pour the rice or beans, staple the top of the plate and have fun with your shaker.

Toilet or paper towel roll shakers:

  • Empty toilet or paper towel roll
  • Tape
  • Paper
  • Scissors
  • Dry rice or beans

Make two square shapes out of your paper and securely tape and cover one end to the cardboard roll.  Fill the roll with dry rice or beans and securely tape the other square shape to the other end.  Have fun with your shaker.

Empty water bottle shakers:

  • Empty water bottle
  • Hot glue gun
  • Dry rice or beans

Fill and empty bottle with dry rice or beans and hot glue the cap on.  Have fun with your shaker.


  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ cup salt
  • 2 tablespoon cream of tartar (can find in spice section at a grocery store)
  • 2 tablespoon of vegetable oil
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 packets of kool-aid to add color and smell

Mix flour, salt, cream of tartar together in a pot.  Mix kool-aid to the water and oil and add to the pot.  Stir all ingredients on medium heat until it forms a ball like texture.  Take off heat and let it cool down for a couple of minutes and then knead until smooth.  Store playdough in a ziplock bag or air tight container.
Cyndi’s Bubble Recipe:

  • 1/2 cup of dishwashing liquid (Dawn or Joy)
  • 2 cups of water
  • 2 teaspoons of sugar

Resource provided by:  http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/9-ways-to-make-your-own-backya-86172

Liquid starch slime:

  • Clear glue, glitter glue or white glue (Elmer’s washable works best but dollar store is ok too!)
  • Liquid starch
  • Water
  • Measuring cup
  • 2 bowls and a spoon
  • Food coloring, confetti, glitter (optional)

In one bowl mix ½ cup water and ½ cup of glue (really mix to combine completely).  Now’s the time to add color, glitter or confetti!  In another bowl measure out ½ cup of liquid starch.  Slowly mix the glue/water mixture into the starch with a spoon, make sure to get all glue out of bowl.  Switch to mixing with hangs for a few minutes until you feel it come together.  Put in a clean, dry container or a plate.
Resource provided by:  http://littlebinsforlittlehands.com/liquid-starch-slime-easy-sensory-play-recipe/


  • 1 cup water
  • 1.5-2 cups cornstarch
  • A few drops of food coloring (optional)

Mix water and cornstarch together. Watch and feel as the oobleck becomes a liquid and solid.
Resource provided by:  http://www.instructables.com/id/Oobleck/

Ornament and handprint clay (up to 12 small handprints):

  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 cup salt
  • 1 ½ cup water

Combine ingredients and knead dough for 15 to 20 minutes. Roll dough out and cut around hand or cut circles out for making hand imprints. Use cookie cutters for ornaments or gift tags. If necessary, slightly dampen pieces to make them stick together.
Make a small hole for the hanger and prick to prevent air bubbles.
Bake at 300ºF about 20 to 25 minutes or until golden. You may have to bake considerably longer depending on how thick your items are. They may not feel hard right away but will harden as they cool.
Paint and decorate as desired. Acrylic paints work best and use a varnish to make them shiny.
Resource provided by:  http://www.food.com/recipe/ornament-and-handprint-clay-155960


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