Favorite Recipes forum: Crafts

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Oct 31, 2016 2:43 PM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
From Jill

Just in time for Halloween, I found some great "recipes" via Pinterest from a site called "Growing a Jeweled Rose."

We've been having fun with a play putty recipe. Making it is half the fun -- quite a magical transformation! We do quarter-batches (multiply the recipe below by 4 if you want a "normal" batch), so we can get more variety with scent & color. Adding a bunch of cinnamon & ginger makes a nice gingerbread-colored version.

It comes out of hair and off clothing if you get right on it, but try to keep it on a non-stick surface like a countertop, vinyl tablecloth, etc. And although she was good about it, I wouldn't have worried if our youngest friend had tried to eat some.. Elmer's glue is nontoxic, and I don't think that little bit of added Borax is enough to worry about (assuming the whole batch isn't consumed).

Play Putty

1/2 c. white glue (like Elmer's)
1/3 c. hot water
6-10 drops food coloring
6-10 drops essential oil or 1/2 tsp. extract for color & scent

Stir together the above, then add

1/3 cup hot water with
1/2 teaspoon Borax (stir to dissolve)

It's really gloppy and stringy, but just get your hands into it and keep squashing it around until it forms a blob, then put it onto the counter and knead it some more. Texture will go from lumpy & sticky to elastic & pliable.

Next we'll try a recipe for "slime" (just in time for Halloween) that looks similar to the above but with more water & less Borax.

Amazon (prime) sells a gallon of glue for a good price... we're going through our jug pretty quickly. LOL
NATIONAL GARDENING ASSOCIATION Purslane & Portulaca ~ Garden Art

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