Category Archives: Crafts

4H Dish Cloth


These whip up easy. This 4H pattern came from Mom’s 4H knitting book.



Play Dough

+The artist Spring 19952 cups flour
2 tablespoons alum
1/2 cup salt
2 cups boiling water
2 tablespoons oil
Food coloring

Mix flour, alum, and oil together in large bowl. Boil water with salt. Add water and salt to flour mixture, while still hot and mix well.

Store in airtight container. After 8 hours check dough for consistency. If it is too sticky, kneed in more flour until it feel right.

~Karla (I think I found this one in the good old church cookbook.)

Peanut Butter Play Dough

scan00031 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup corn syrup
1 1/2 cup powdered milk
1 1/2 powdered sugar

Mix well and have fun.

This play dough is edible!

When Amanda was a tawny scrawny one year old she attended a day care where they made this kid of play dough for the toddlers as toddlers tend to put everything in their mouths. When I picked Amanda up one afternoon, her teacher laughed and told me that Mandi had finished off all her play dough. She ate the play dough better than she’d ever eaten any of the meals served that day.



DSC013232 cups Elmer’s glue
1 1/2 cup hot water
Food coloring
1 tablespoon 20 Mule Team Borax
1 cup boiling water

Mix together glue, hot water, and food coloring.

In separate bowl mix together Borax and boiling water.

Slowly add the two together. It forms quickly.

Work with hands; keep kneading until all the liquid is absorbed.

Store in covered container. Washed yogurt containers make the perfect storage containers for flubber, especially when little hands prefer “their own” things.

~Grandma H