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Holiday Fun Ideas

Posted by on Sep. 19, 2011 at 11:25 AM
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http://www.recipegoldmine.com/foodgiftbev/giftbev.html

Gooze (goopy ooze )

1/2 cup liquid starch

1/2 cup school blue gel glue

3 drops of blue food coloring or a tiny bit of blue food paste coloring

blue glitter and silver glitter (optional)

Mix liquid starch and school blue gel. Add one or two drops of food coloring. Stir. Let the mixture sit for five to ten minutes or until the glue absorbs the starch. Add glitter , if desired. Then, knead the mixture for about ten minutes.

Pin Cushion - small jar or baby food jar

  • 1 4-inch circle of fabric
  • Rubber band (large enough to fit around the neck of the jar)
  • 12 inches of ribbon , or rick rack , or braiding
  • 1/4 inch lace

What you Do:

  1. Around the inside of the jar , put paper from one of the prints . Or , you could paint the inside of the jar and let dry . Also you could use fabric.
  2. Pull the cotton balls apart slightly to fit the circumference of the jar.Alternate sand and cotton balls in the jar , ending with cotton balls making a rounded dome on top.
  3. Center the fabric circle over the top of the jar and secure with the rubber band.
  4. Hot glue the ribbon around the jar, covering the rubber band. Glue the lace along the bottom edge of the ribbon.

Done !

How about a make your own votive candle ? If you have old baby food jars and maybe broken candles and crayons , all you need to buy is the wicking and if you want , essential oil or candle scent. Just melt the wax mixture in the jar* . Add scent if you would like and (after taking from hot water bath ) position the wick . Steady the wick with a pencil laid across the top of the jar if it doesn't stay in place. Take surplus/left over ric-rac , cording , lace or braiding and hot-glue around the top edge of the baby jar . Makes a very cute candle ! If you like this idea , but don't have broken candles , ask friends if they have any , look at garage sales , or ask the local thrift store to save them from the throw-away pile for you. Offer to pay a small fee for this ,and provide a box that you have marked with you name , for them to put the candles in.

  • Melt all wax in a double boiler , using a coffee can and an old saucepan over very low heat. Put water in the saucepan to go about 1/3 way up the outside of the coffee can . Put the wax in the coffeecan . Melt , add scent. Pour into jars with wicks inserted.THIS IS ALSO VERY HOT.

* HINT - USE POPSCICLE STICKS TO STIR THE WAX , AND THEN YOU CAN THROW THEM AWAY AFTERWARDS.

THIS IS NOT A CRAFT TO DO WITH SMALL CHILDREN AND OLDER CHILDREN SHOULD BE CLOSELY SUPERVISED.

Make your handmade votive sparkle !

Materials : cooled votive candles

tacky glue

salt (optional add a couple of drops of food color to the salt and let dry)

Then, paint the entire jar with glue. Roll the jar in the salt. When you light the candle , it will sparkle and glow.

http://crafts.kaboose.com/baby-food-jar-christmas-tree.html

SOAP BUBBLES THAT WON'T STING LITTLE EYES

Stir together :

1/3 cup no-tears baby shampoo , like Johnson's Baby Shampoo

3/4 cup water

3 tablespoons light(clear) corn syrup

1-2 drops food color(optional)

Instructions:
Stir all ingredients slowly . Put into baby food jar(s).

For BUBBLE WANDS :

Make a loop at the end of a pipecleaner ; cut a circle into the inside of a margarine lid , tape onto a stick ; use a straw from a fast food thick shake ; use a clean fly swatter ( buy a new one at the dollar store ) ; use a berry basket with some of the spaces cut out.

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