Fun Stuff for Kids

Pretzel Recipe

Kids can make shapes, letters, numbers, etc. out of this easy-to-make dough and when it is baked, the house smells wonderful.  This dough is also good for pizza crust. 

1 pkg dry yeast

1 1/2 c warm water

1 t salt

1 T sugar

4 c flour

1 egg white, beaten

extra salt

Preheat oven to 425°F.  In a large non-metal bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water.  Add salt, sugar and flour.  Knead on a floured surface (you can break it into small pieces for each kid to knead.)  Dough can be played with for a long time.  Then break off pieces on a cookie sheet that is greased or lined with foil.  Brush pieces with egg and sprinkle with salt.  Bake for 12-15 minutes.

 

Play-Dough

Our favorite recipe for this perennial childhood favorite:

1 cup flour

1 cup water

1/2 cup salt

2 tsp. cream of tartar

1 TBLS. oil

Blend all together.  Add food coloring, if desired.  Cook over medium heat until it pulls away from the sides and is of playdough consistency.

 

 

Flubber (similar to Silly Putty)

In large container, such as a pail, combine:

1 1/2 cups warm water

2 cups white or clear glue

food coloring

In a second, smaller container, combine

1 1/3 cups warm water

3 tsp. Borax

Mix ingredients in each container thoroughly.   Pour contents of smaller container into larger container

Gently lift and turn the mixture until only about a tablespoon of liquid is left.  Flubber will be sticky for a moment or two.  Let excess liquid drip off then FLUBBER will be ready.

Stetch it!  Bounce it!  Roll it!  How many ways can YOU explore this amazing substance?

Store in an airtight container for about three weeks of use.