Canku Ota - A Newsletter Celebrating Native America
September 23, 2000 - Issue 19

Craft Recipes
gathered by Vicki


2 cups water
2Tbsps. liquid detergent (Joy works best)
2 Tbsps. glycerin
1 tsp. sugar (IMPORTANT!)
Mix ingredients thoroughly, dissolving sugar completely. Store in an old bubble bottle or similar container.


Part "A"
Mix 1 1/2 cups of warm water to 2 cups of glue. Add food coloring if desired.

Part "B"
Mix 1 1/3 cups of warm water to 3 tsps. of 20Mule Team Borax.
Mix part "A" into part "B". This takes alot of kneading with your hands to get all of the water absorbed. Lift flubber out and into a seperate bowl. Continue to knead. Store in an air tight container, or zip locked bag.


1 box of cornstarch
1 1/4 cup of water
food coloring of choice
Mix together until the consistancy of smooth whipped potatoes. This appears dry, but when a child moves it, it appears wet again. Good for sensory! Hint: Do not throw this away when you are finished with it. Set aside and let completely dry and store in a zip lock bag. You can add water again, and re-use it!!

The Best

2 cups flour
1 cup salt
2 Tbsps. cream of tartar
2 Tbsps. Vegetable oil
1 cup of water with food coloring mixed in
Mix the ingredients in pan, and THEN heat, stirring constantly until the dough pulls away from the sides of the pan and forms a lump. Then remove from pan and kneed the dough until silky smooth. Store in a large zip lock bag.

Puffy Paint

1 cup salt
1 cup flour
1 cup water
food coloring of choice

Mix and put in a mustard or ketchup bottle that will squeeze.


Bath Salts

2 1/2 lb Epsom Salts
Food Coloring
Combine Epsom salts with food coloring and perfume in a large bowl. Mix well so color is even. Put into smaller jars and let stand 4-6 weeks before using. This causes the odor to blend with the salts. This bath salt is very soothing and makes for a very relaxed bath.



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