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Do it yourself Fun recipes , PlayDough, Bubbles, slime, & Lava lamps and more.

Updated on September 26, 2017

Did you know you can make your own bubbles at home by the gallons and so much more ..

Why spend the Extra money when you Can make It yourself and save.You will find lots of fun ideas here and there are easy to make.

Simple Recipe for Homemade Bubbles

1 Cup water

1 Tablespoon dishwashing liquid.

Combine the water and dishwashing liquid in a cup, bottle or dish. Stir gently and thoroughly to combine. Dip your bubble wand and get started!

dawn disposal works the best, but you can use any brand of dish soap.

Make some quick and easy Play Dough

  • 2 cup plain flour
  • 1 cup salt
  • 1 tbs oil
  • 1 cup cold watwe
  • liquid food colouring
  • Combine plain flour and salt
  • add water,oil,and food colouring
  • Mix it up good
  • Knead it out well
  • (Add flour a little at a time if it's too wet.

First mix together the Elmer's glue and the 1 cup of warm water.

Then Stir in the paint and food coloring. In a separate small bowl

mix together the 1/3 cup warm water and 2 teaspoons of borax.

Stir until the borax is dissolved. Now add about 2 tablespoons of the borax. Stir continuously while adding the solution.until it's the consistency you want.

You can add more green food coloring while stirring these solutions together to get the color you want.

It should start sticking together and its done.

Alka Seltser Lava Lamp

Make your own Lava lamp

  • cooking oil
  • water
  • food coloring
  • an empty water bottle
  • Alka-Seltzer antacid tablets

Fill your bottle 2/3 of the way with oil and the rest with water.Leaving about an inch free at top.

Add several drops of Food Colouring (Your choice of color)

Break up Alka Seltzer Tablet into 4 pieces

Drop in and watch the Magic begin.

When effects wear off add another Alka Seltzer Tablet.




Ingredients


  • 1 - 4oz bottle of clear or blue gel Elmer's glue
  • 1 cup of warm water
  • 2-3 tablespoons of glow-in-the-dark paint
  • Green Neon Food Coloring
  • 2 teaspoons of Borax
  • 1/3 cup of warm water

How to make glow in the dark slime


Ingredients:

  • 1 - 4oz bottle of clear or blue gel Elmer's glue
  • 1 cup of warm water
  • 2-3 tablespoons of glow-in-the-dark paint
  • Green Neon Food Coloring
  • 2 teaspoons of Borax
  • 1/3 cup of warm water

Tornado in a bottle

Make a Volcano

  • 6 cups of flour
  • 2 cups of salt
  • 4 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 2 tablespoons of baking soda
  • dishwashing detergent
  • food color
  • vinegar
  • warm water
  • baking dish or pan


make a cone for the baking soda volcano.

Mix 6 cups flour, 2 cups salt, 4 tablespoons cooking oil and 2 cups warm water.

The mixture should be smooth and firm And then Add more warm water if needed.

Stand the soda bottle in the baking pan and mold the dough around it into a volcano shape.

Don't cover the opening or drop dough in it.

Fill the bottle most of the way full with warm water and a small amount.of red food color.

Add 6 drops of detergent to the bottle contents.

Add 2 tablespoons of baking soda to the contents.

Slowly pour vinegar into the bottle.

Watch The volcano erupt.

Make a Marble Maze out of Straws

  • Ingredients
  • Flat piece of corrugated cardboard, 12” x 18” or so
  • Box of bendable drinking straws
  • Craft knife
  • Plastic mesh bag, such as for onions or oranges
  • Hot glue gun
  • Ruler and pen
  • Bright colored marker
  • Marble

instructions

  1. Lay the corrugated cardboard on a flat surface, and start by marking a 1” square in the middle. Use the Exacto knife to cut it out completely. This will be “home base” for your maze. Turn the cardboard over. Cut out a 3”x 3” section of plastic netting, stretch it across the hole, and tape it down use your ruler and pen to mark out a maze with 1-inch channels, all the way out to the far edge of your cardboard. Be sure to create plenty of false turns and twists! When you reach the far corner of your maze, make a star with your marker—that will be the starting point for your marble. Lay the drinking straws along the maze lines, and glue them down with your hot glue gun or with strong craft glue Let the glue dry.Then it's ready to be played with.

Coffee can drums

Ingredients

coffee cans

balloons

scissors

packing tape.

Making it simple and easy

Cut the nozzle off the balloons and stretch them around the can. We double layered the balloons for durability and cut the top layer for a fun effect.

Make a Simple Paper Bag Puppet

  • Paper Lunch Bag
  • Crayons or markers or paint
  • Construction paper
  • yarn for hair
  • Craft Scissors
  • Glue

Lay the lunch bag flat with folded bottom facing up

The flap made by the bottom fold will be thenighte mouth.

You can inside a red tongue

Eyes Can be Drawn Can be Shapes cut out of Construction paper and glued on.

Add some scrap Fabric (thin) for clothing.

Yarn is great for hair And You can choose from many colors.

You can Also Get creative and make a hat sunglasses and more.

Have Fun With your Puppets.


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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      when i was young my mom bought hulla hoops. Now, I made toys for my son out of toilet paper, cans, etc instead of buying them. Next time, I will try your play dough recipe

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      Nichol marie 3 years ago from The Country-Side

      thank you kids get bored easily they love projects to do.

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      Besarien 3 years ago

      What a fun hub! You have packed it with craft projects and DIY toys to keep little ones occupied. This is a great article for grandparents, sitters, or kindergarten teachers especially. Voted up!

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      Nichol marie 3 years ago from The Country-Side

      Pawpa so glad you like it the.playdough is my favorite

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      Jim 3 years ago from Kansas

      Great ideas. We might have to give some of these a try.

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      Nichol marie 3 years ago from The Country-Side

      its way cheaper especially when the little ones run and dump them out. I forgot i used a little sugar in mine it helped hold bubbles stronger

      Thanks for Reading

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      Nichol marie 3 years ago from The Country-Side

      its way cheaper especially when the little ones run and dump them out. I forgot i used a little sugar in mine it helped hold bubbles stronger

      Thanks for Reading

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      peachy 3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      i must try the soap bubble. really missed the childhood fun days

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