Kids arts craft recipes include recipes for many different creative
Are you planning a paper mache project? Do you know how to make a
pinata from paper mache? Check out our pictures and recipe below. Or
if you need homemade crayons, homemade paste or sand art ideas this
page is for you. My favorite is the sand art. The recipes
below will cost a small portion compared to buying a sand art kit.
Kids Craft Recipe Book
Our craft recipe book has 14 recipes that use common ingredients and provide kids with on-going activities after they create the recipe.
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Kids Arts Craft Recipes
Old crayons (bits and pieces)
Muffin cup liners or "non-stick" spray
Peel crayons. Add muffin liners to a muffin pan or spray each
section with cooking spray. Have your kids help sort and organize
If you would like a multi colored crayon put all the crayon pieces
together otherwise put crayon pieces of each color in muffin cups.
Bake at 200 degrees until melted. Allow to cool.
Giant Chalk Stick
3 Tablespoons plaster of paris
2 Tablespoons powder tempra paint
Wax paper cups
Mix paint powder and plaster powder in paper cups. Add water slowly
to dry mixture until creamy, stirring well. Wait about 1 hour until
chalk is hard. Firmly tap out of container.
Kids Arts and Craft Recipes for Paste and Paper Mache
Homemade Paste Recipe
1 Cup flour
1/2 Cup water
Combine flour and water and mix until creamy. Store in air tight
container. For more durable paste, add 1/2 cup flour to 1 cup
boiling water. Stir over low heat until thick and shiny.
1 teaspoon flour
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon alum (powder)
1/3 Cup water
In top of double boiler, mix dry ingredients. Add water slowly,
stirring out lumps. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly. Remove
from heat when paste begins to thicken; it will thicken more as it
cools. Keep covered. Add water to thin when necessary.
How to Make Paper Mache
1 1/2 cups flour
2 cups cold water
Add two ingredients together. Tear 1 inch strips of newspaper or
paper towels. Dip strips in a bowl of water and then dip in the
flour water mixture.
Remove the excess flour water mixture by pressing between
your fingers. Place moistened strips in thin layers over a
wire, bowl or balloon form. Let each layer dry before adding
a new one. Paint when completely dry.
Make a pinata with paper mache forming over a balloon for a
Make teaching easier with our activities and recipes compiled in one easy to read format.
Kids Arts Craft Recipes for Colored Sand Art Projects
3 Cups masonry sand
2 Tablespoons liquid tempra
Mix the ingredients and allow to dry, stirring occasionally. It will
take about 24 hours to dry. For deeper colors, use more paint. If
sand is not available, use salt.
In plastic bag, add several drops of food coloring to ½ Cup sugar.
Squeeze mixture together. Use for cooking projects such as cookie
decorations or arts and crafts projects.
Colored Rock Salt
Place food coloring into a bowl of rock salt. Add in rubbing alcohol
and let sit about 10 minutes. Drain on towel and use for arts and
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A fun way to create a stamp is by using a potato. Have an adult cut
the potato in half and carve out a simple design like a heart,
shape, etc. Dip the potato in paint and stamp on paper.
Non-Toxic Lava Lamp
by Jasmine (Massachusetts Ashland)
Get an empty water bottle. Fill with vegetable oil 2/3 of the
bottle. Then fill the rest with water. Add food coloring and
glitter and there you have a wonderful Non-Toxic Lava Lamp.
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Recycled Crayons Save-a-crayon
My daughter finished first grade this year. During the year I had to refill her crayon box several times and take out all the broken tiny …
Egg Shell Chalk 6 Eggshells
1 tsp hot water from the tap, as hot as you can stand it
1 tsp Flour
Tempera powdered paint (optional)
The next time you have eggs …