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Three Fun and Easy Projects to Make With Your Kids

I have four boys and three of them are school age. So, when the weekend comes and they don’t have a game for one sport or another to play in, I like to keep them occupied. I like to have them make things that either involve cooking or science. In this case, there is probably a little of both. These three hand occupiers involve measuring different amounts, mixing different ingredients and seeing how these ingredients change in texture and possibly even color when they are mixed together.  So, if you’re looking for something to do on your next at-home weekend, give one, or all of these a try.


Photo courtesy of iSlime/flickr

Slime

 
 

1 bottle Elmer’s clear glue

1 cup water

1 teaspoon Borax

1 tablespoon water

Pour Borax and 1 cup of water into a bowl and mix. In a separate bowl, mix the glue and 1 tablespoon of water. Now pour the Borax mix into the glue mix and mix it all with your hands. Try adding a few drops of food coloring or glitter to spice up your slime.

 
Photo courtesy of crimfants/flickr

Moon sand

 
 

4 cups of flour

1/2 cup of baby oil

Mix flour and baby oil with a whisk in a large bowl. Feel free to add a few drops of food coloring and some glitter to jazz up the sand. .

 
Photo courtesy of Carnivore Locavore/flickr

Edible play dough

 
 

1/2 cup peanut butter

1/4 cup of honey

1 cup of powdered sugar

Put all ingredients into a bowl and mix with a spoon until it resembles play dough. You can add a few drops of food coloring to make your dough a little brighter.

 

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