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Rainy Day Recipes


Edible Play Dough

You will need:
2 Tablespoons creamy Peanut Butter
2 tablespoons Honey
4 Tablespoons DRY instant milk powder

Directions
Mix and knead ingredients to desired consistency. Add a bit of water to thin or more milk powder to thicken. Food coloring can also be added for fun. Use like play dough, molding into fun shapes with your fingers or cookie cutters. But the part is this is edible. If a toddler or preschooler happens to take a bite out of his masterpiece, this dough is non-toxic.
Note: if you plan to have kids eat their creations, be sure to wash their hands and give them a clean surface to work with.


Toddler-Friendly Glue

You will need:
1 Tablespoon (1 packet) unflavored gelatin (like Knox)
1 Tablespoon cold water
3 Tablespoons boiling water
½ teaspoon light corn syrup
½ teaspoon flavored extract (peppermint, almond, cinnamon)

Directions
Put gelatin in cold water; wait one minute. Add boiling water and stir until mixed. Add corn syrup and flavoring.

To use, brush onto crafts with fingertip or a child's paintbrush. (Be sure that the drawings and paintings are not water color or they may run through the paper, and as always use non-toxic art supplies.)

You can also make homemade stickers with this glue. Once dry, children can “lick” and “stick” the homemade stickers because this glue is non-toxic.

This will keep up to 4 weeks in the refrigerator but it will thicken. Warm in a warm water bath before use.

Both of these recipes are from Super Baby Food, by Ruth Yaron.



Homemade Face Paint

You will need:
1 tsp. cornstarch
1/2 tsp. water
1/2 tsp. cold cream
food coloring

Directions
Mix cornstarch and cold cream together until smooth.  Mix in water and food coloring.  Use a small brush to paint designs on the children's faces. Washes off with soap and water. Store in an airtight container.



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