Summer Fun Activities 2016

Corn Starch Play ClayActivity: Corn Starch Play Clay

Ingredients:

1 C. salt
1/3 C. water
1/2 C. Clabber Girl Corn Starch
1/4 C. cold water
food coloring (if desired)
cookie cutters, optional

Directions:

In a medium saucepan, mix salt and 1/3 cup water over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally until mixture begins to boil. Stir an additional 30 seconds and remove from heat, immediately adding Clabber Girl corn starch and 1/4 cup cold water. Add a few drops of food coloring, if you like. The mixture will resemble mashed potatoes. Stir until mixture thickens, cool, then knead on a board or counter top dusted with corn starch.

Roll out as dough to desired thickness for ornaments (about 1/4 inch thickness). Cut with cookie cutters into shapes and let them dry. If you wish to paint ornaments, it is best to do this when they have dried completely or the paint color will spread unevenly.

Store unused play clay in refrigerator in a sealed container with a damp sponge or cloth.

Fizzing Flour Activity: Fizzy Flour

Ingredients:

1 C. all-purpose flour
1 C. Clabber Girl Baking Soda
¼ C. vegetable oil
vinegar
food coloring (if desired)
Shallow container

Directions:

Combine flour and baking soda together in a small bowl. Add food coloring (if using) to vegetable oil. Mix the vegetable oil with the flour and baking soda. Fill a medicine dropper or squirt bottle with vinegar. Use the dropper or squirt bottle to slowly add the vinegar to the cloud dough and watch it fizzle.

Big BubblesActivity: Big Bubbles

Ingredients:

6 C. cold water
1/2 C. dish soap
1/2 C. Clabber Girl Corn Starch
1 Tbsp. Clabber Girl Baking Powder
Plastic straws
Cotton String
Shallow container

Directions:

Mix corn starch and baking powder, add water and stir until no clumps. Slowly stir in the dish soap. Let sit an hour before use, and stir again. When you stir try not to create bubbles.
To make the bubble makers, thread a 30” piece of string through two straws. Knot the end of the string together. Shape the string into a rectangle and put one straw on each end, opposite from each other. Insert 2 additional straws into the end of another straw to form handles. Soak the bubble maker in the solution, then pull up and run to make bubbles.

Silly DoughActivity: Silly Dough

Ingredients:

1/3 C. Clabber Girl Corn Starch
¼ C. + 1 Tbsp. dish soap
food coloring (optional)

Directions:

Mix both ingredients in a small container. When the dough gets tough to stir, take it out and knead it by hand until it comes together.

Chocolate Pudding PopsiclesActivity: Chocolate Pudding Pops

Ingredients:

2 1/2 C. whole milk
1/2 C. sugar
1/2 C. unsweetened cocoa
1 Tbsp. Clabber Girl Corn Starch
1/8 tsp. salt
1 egg yolk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
½ oz. bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped

Directions:

Combine milk, sugar, cocoa, corn starch, salt and egg yolk in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring well with a whisk. Cook for 8 minutes or until thick and bubbly, stirring constantly.

Remove pan from heat. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla and chocolate, stirring until smooth. Transfer the mixture to a bowl; place bowl in an ice-filled bowl. Cover surface of pudding directly with plastic wrap; cool completely. Spoon chocolate mixture evenly into 6 (4-ounce) ice-pop molds. Top with lid. Freeze 4 hours or until thoroughly frozen.