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Family fin kid recipes ( some for eating some for play)

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I included these Fun recipes with the snow paint kit I made for my nieces and nephews (plus BIL and his new soon to be wife)

Scratch and Sniff Watercolors
This is messy but fun. Buddy and Little Miss always had to use a paint shirt when they used this.

1 envelope unsweetened powdered drink mix ( Kool aid or smilar)
1 Tablespoon of warm watercolor
small bowl ( muffin tin, if you want more than one color)

mix ingredients together in a small bowl. Repeat with different flavors if you want more colors or smells

Allow finished work ( paintings) to dry overnight before scratching and sniffing

Note: Leftovers maybe frozen in ice cubes for later use. Thaw before using again

Play Dough
Best play dough recipe I have found . Used it all the time when I taught pre school. Buddy and LIttle Miss always had some on hand when they were young.

1 cup flour
1 cup watercolor6 to 7 drops food coloring
½ cups salts
2 teaspoons cream of tater
1 Tablespoon cooking oil

Mix all liquid ingredients together in a bowl. In a sauce pan, mix the dry ingredients. Add the liquid mixture. Cook over medium heat stirring constantly until mixture pulls away from the sides of the pan and looks like play dough. Dump on wax paper or foil to cool. When it has lost some of the heat you may knead it. IF stored in a zip lock bag or air tight container, it keeps for along time.

Microwave “Ice Cream” Cones ( Cake cones)
Fun for a quick treat and watching them rise in the microwave is always fun.

1 pkg oil free cake mix (like the Jiffy mixes at the store or similar cake mix)
Flat bottom ice cream cones

Make cake according to directions. Pour the batter into a flat bottom cone. Fill only ½ full with batter. Cook one cone in your microwave on high for approximately 1 min ( times vary from microwave to microwave) . The cake will rise up out of the one. When iced the cake will look like an ice cream cone. Add sprinkles if you wish. Enjoy

Yummy Christmas Trees
Buddy and Little Miss started making these when they were young and enjoy making them still

pointy ice cream cones
green food coloring
various candies ( like Nerds or red hots whatever small candy you like), and/or sprinkles

Take the frosting and add green food coloring, mix completely.
Turn a cone pointed side up this will be your tree.
Frost with green icing
Add candies and or sprinkles

Let sit until frosting is stiff.
Yummy to eat
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