Are you looking for something to do with your kids on those rainy days, when everyone seems to be inside their sheets waiting for the dark clouds to fade away? When I was small, my mother and I used to do craft projects together. It soon became a ‘rainy day’ tradition in our home.
I feel it’s essential to spend quality time with our kids. These days, too many kids sit in front of a television watching TV shows, or watching garbage on cell phones. This will make your child lonely, lazy, and cranky.
Here are three simple craft projects that you can do with your kids.
Soapy Bath Crayons
- One cup grated Ivory Soap.
- 1/2 cup warm water.
- Food coloring.
- Plastic cookie cutters.
Mix water, food coloring and soup together in a bowl. Stir the crayon blend until it starts to stiffen. Remove the mix from the bowl and blend until it’s the texture of a very thick dough. Spoon crayon mixture into plastic cookie cutters or other plastic molds (playdough molds work excellent too!). Press down fast. Place the plastic cookie cutters in your freezer for around twenty minutes. When firm, take the bath crayons out of the cookie cutters. Let them air-dry overnight.
- 2 cup flour
- 1 Tbsp. salt
- 4 tsp cream of tartar
- 1 cup. of water
- 3 Tbsp. oil
- food coloring
Mix salt, flour, tartar cream, oil, and water into a large pan. Heat over medium heat, mix until the dough comes away from the pan’s edge, and make a softball. Cool on a sheet of waxed paper. When cold, add food coloring. Store in plastic bags or in plastic containers.
- Two cups of plastic liquid starch
- One Cup of Ivory Snow detergent flakes
- food coloring
Mix liquid Ivory Snow and starch in a large bowl. Beat with a blend until the volume is tripled. Divide, add in food coloring as required. Store in covered boxes in the refrigerator.