Craft recipes are a must-have for those who enjoy crafting with their kids. We used to buy things like play dough at the shop but have really started to enjoy making our own.
Especially my younger son tends to put everything into his mouth, so I am looking for "edible" crafts. Making your own crafting material will ensure that you know what's in it for sure!
We've put together some recipes for play dough, salt dough, finger paint, slime and will keep adding!
As these are all recipes using natural ingredients and no preservatives, they will not last forever and you should check regularly that they haven't gone off. Store them in airtight containers in the fridge if possible. Half of the fun, however, is making a new batch!
Should you want to make batches of different colours, add the food colours last
if you use liquid food colours, the result will be better if you add it to the water before stiring in the dry ingredients
Put it into airtight containers to keep fresh for longer!
If you want to make different colours, seperate the play dough before you add the food colour.
Store in an airtight container to keep it fresh for longer!
1. mix the water and the flour
2. add the food colour
3. fill into airtight containers
1. Mix the powdered fibre and the water, then add the food colour
2. Bring to the boil
3. Let it cool down and fill into airtight containers
Salt dough is a very popular one in my family - I remember crafting with my mum for Christmas and Easter. We've got a seperate page on how to make salt dough here!