Kid Crafts

The Kitchen has 2 fun crafts your kids will love.

Episode: Kids' Eats

Edible Slime:

What you'll need:

  • Glass bowl
  • Cooking spray
  • 10 red fruit chews
  • 10 yellow fruit chews
  • 10 orange fruit chews
  • 10 pink fruit chews
  • 10 pink taffies
  • 10 yellow taffies
  • Nonstick spatula
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar
  • Sprinkles

How to:

  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil.
  2. Spray a glass bowl with cooking spray and place over the pot of water.
  3. Add the red, yellow, orange and pink fruit chews to the bowl. Add the pink and yellow taffy.
  4. Warm the candy, moving it around with a nonstick spatula, until pliable, about 10 minutes.
  5. Combine the cornstarch and confectioners' sugar on a flat surface.
  6. Transfer the slime carefully onto the powdered surface (IT'S EXTREMELY HOT). This makes it less sticky. Let sit for about a minute.
  7. Add the sprinkles (the color will leak, leaving a cool design).
  8. Play with the slime for approximately 15 minutes.

Chalk-sicles:

What you'll need:

  • 5 cups plaster of Paris
  • Glass bowl
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 2 cups
  • 2 different colors of food coloring (30 drops per color)
  • Silicone ice-pop molds
  • Ice-pop sticks

How to:

  1. Add the plaster to a glass bowl and mix with the water until combined (2 to 1 ratio).
  2. Divide the mixture into 2 separate cups.
  3. Add 30 drops of food coloring to each up (1 color per cup) and mix well.
  4. Pour the mixture into silicone ice-pop molds, layering the colors as you go.
  5. Put an ice-pop stick into each (they will stay upright on their own).
  6. Let dry for up to 24 hours.
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