You won’t have to go to the store to make these 3 fun crafts with your buddy!
DIY Play Doh
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup of salt
- 2 cups of water
- 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
- 4 teaspoons cream of tartar
- food coloring
- Mix all the ingredients together in a big pot and then put it onto the stove – (medium heat)
- At first, the mixture is quite runny, but after a few minutes on the stove, it forms a dough.
- Keep stirring continuously, make sure to stir the bottom of the pot so it does not burn.
- In about 2 minutes your mixture will be like dough.
- Take it out, allow it to cool and knead like bread a few times.
- Divide the dough into as many colors as you want and add food coloring!
- Food coloring goes a long way – so start off with a tiny amount
*Please make sure there is an adult present when heating things on the stove and refer to your buddy’s emergency card to check for any allergies
DIY Paint with Flour
- 2 cups salt
- 2 cups hot water
- 2 cups flour
- Water-soluble food coloring
- In a large bowl, mix together the hot water and salt until as much of the salt dissolves as possible.
- Stir in the flour and mix until completely blended.
- Divide into containers and then add food coloring. Stir well.
You are ready to paint!
DIY Confetti Bowl
- 1 balloon
- Mod Podge Gloss
- Sponge brush
- Vase, cup, or something else to hold the balloon while you work
- Inflate your balloon, then set it onto a vase so it’s sturdier to work with.
- Add Mod Podge to the top half of the balloon with a sponge brush, then sprinkle confetti all over. You can remove the balloon from the vase and hold it to add the confetti on the sides.
- Let dry and add another coat of glue and confetti. Repeat. When you feel like the confetti is thick enough, let dry for a final time. You will need to add several coats until you achieve a thick coat (about 3 – 4 coats; this is for stability).
- Let it dry for 8 – 10 hours
- Turn your balloon and pop it with a needle