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ARTSY FUN STUFF FOR FAMILIES………………

Ms Susan’s Favorite Slime Recipe

Lots of trial and error has led me to make this my all-time favorite slime recipe. Kids go bananas for it! Moms, don’t be afraid to give this a try! It’s perfect for a summer afternoon outside. It will keep in the fridge in a zip-bag for weeks. It costs very little and requires no batteries! Add food coloring, glitter, plastic insects, and mix two different colors. Have slime races on an incline and enjoy the cool, smooth, tactile experience.

What you need:

  • 1 TABLESPOON 20 MULE-TEAM BORAX (this is an old-fashioned laundry booster and is available at most grocery stores)

  • 1-4OZ BOTTLE OF ELMER’S ALL PURPOSE WHITE GLUE (Do not use washable glue or “school” glue or “off” brands)

  • 1/4 CUP WATER

  • FOOD COLORING

How to make slime:

  • Mix 1 cup of water and 1 TABLESPOON Laundry booster (Borax) until completely dissolved.

  • Pour the entire bottle of glue into a strong zip-bag. Fill the empty glue bottle with water, shake it up and add to the glue in the zip-bag. Squish to ix it up. Now slowly pour the water and borax mixture to the glue in the zip-bag. Add some food coloring if you want. Now it is time to knead and squish the mixture together. The more you mix, the more rubbery it will become. It takes a while, and kids need to be warned to be gentle and not rip the bag open!. When it is ready, remove from the bag and enjoy. It gets better the more it is handled.

Outdoor Drawing Adventure:

Kids, art and the great outdoors are a naturally great combination. Pick up a nice sketchbook for everyone in your group. Grab a small box of oil pastels, chalk pastels, an assortment of good pencils and erasers and perhaps some new markers. Pack a bag with wipes, a towel, water bottles snacks and a blanket to throw onto the ground. Head to the local college campus, state park or any other quiet outdoor location. Change your location and view from time to time. Encourage your kids to draw big scenes as well as drawing tiny details like leaves and flowers. Don’t forget your camera. You and your children will make great memories and create beautiful art while on you outdoor drawing adventure.

Chalk Paintings:

This is another of my all-time favorite projects for doing at home. It provides beautiful results with no chalk dust or brushes, paint or water required. Get a piece of plain 100% heavy cotton canvas(duck cloth). Rip it into any size you want. The edges will be frayed, adding to the charm. Soak the fabric in whole milk. Smooth it out onto a table, protected with newspaper. Have kids use chalk pastels to create a design or picture of their choice. The pastels will dissolve into the wet fibers of the cloth. Encourage them to cover the entire canvas with rich, bold colors and thick heavy strokes of color. After complete, parents iron the fabric between two sheets of white tissue paper. Iron until it is completely dry. The water in the milk will evaporate away while the milk-fats bind with the pastel pigments, creating a bright, permanent paint-like finish.

 

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