Saturday, November 1, 2008

Sunday Fun

Sam and I made 3-D squeeze chalk! It took 2 minutes and a couple of pantry staples.

It was thick enough to pick it up and play with it, so Sam made a bunch of snakes. He made me do the trains. That would be Thomas and Diesel 10. But I'm sure you could tell.

3-D Squeeze Chalk
1/2 c cornstarch
2 Tbs flour
1/4 c water
4-6 drops food coloring
medium zip bag

Mix cornstarch and flour together in a small bowl. Add water and food coloring. Mix until the consistency of a thick paste. If it's too dry, sprinkle with a little water and stir. Pour into the zip bag and seal. Snip a small hole in the corner of the bag and squeeze the chalk out of the bag and on the sidewalk.

I used a sandwich bag, but one of the seams opened a little. Next time I'll use a quart freezer bag.

This came out of a book my sister has...something about cool kid concoctions. I don't know the name, but it's full of awesome stuff. Tons of great stuff for object lessons too. I can't wait to try Jennifer's favorite Treasure Stones. And the candy glass.