Crazy Concoctions

What an awesomely messy day we’ve had today at the Children’s Museum! Today was our first August Drop-in-Day, Crazy Concoctions! And boy, were there some crazy things out there! This day is to make all the messy things we can using household ingredients, and without getting your homes messy! With the help of our great volunteers and staff, we were able to make some great things to take home, including gak, play dough and puff paint! Not to mention, the free bubbles and bam-bams we were giving away. For those of you who don’t know, bam bams are inflatable tubes that when you bang them together they make noise! They’re loads of fun to make your own band with.

Back to the fun stuff! Here are a couple of recipes that you can use at home!

what you need:
white glue
food color or washable tempera paint
1. Combine in a mixing bowl
2 cups of white glue
1 1/2 cups of warm water
food coloring or paint
2. Mix in another bowl
1 cup of water
1 tablespoon of borax
3. Combine the ingredients from both of the bowls and knead well.
**Don’t forget! Gak will last for about 2 weeks in a sealed container in the refrigerator!
Fake Snot
what you need:
Elmer’s Glue
Food coloring or washable tempera paint (optional)
1. Add 1/2 cup of water to a 1/2 cup of Elmer’s glue. Add 3 drops of food coloring and set aside.
2. Take 2 tablespoons of boax and add it to 1 cup of water and stir.
3. Add the two solutions together and mix well.
4. Store in a plastic container.

Puff Paint
what you need:
Washable Tempera Paint
1. Mix together
2/3 cup of flour
2/3 cup of salt
2/3 cup of water
2. Add in paint
3. Put it in a squirt bottle or dish to start making your favorite creations!
**Works best on cardboard or other durable material.

This next recipe is a special take-home recipe that, unfortunately, we didn’t get to try today. Let us know next time you come by what you thought about it!

Cinnamon Apple Clay
what you need:
White school glue
Food Coloring

1. Mix in a bowl
1 cup or applesauce
1 cup of flour
1 cup of cinnamon
1/2 cup of white school glue
food coloring

2. Be sure to store the clay in an airtight container.

**Use the food coloring to make lots of different shades.
**Use a Styrofoam meat tray as a backdrop or base for your crazy creations!

Thanks for dropping by and concocting some crazy creations with us! Can’t wait to see you all tomorrow for our Under The Big Top day with a special guest – magician, Awesome Robb!

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