Activity: Baking Powder Paw Prints or Footprints
1 C. Clabber Girl Baking Powder
½ C. Clabber Girl Corn Starch
¾ C. water
food coloring (if desired)
Small metal bowl
Medium sized skillet
Flexible cutting board or plastic mat
Combine baking powder, corn starch and water into a small metal bowl. Whisk the ingredients. Add to a warm skillet. Bring mixture to a simmer, add food coloring (if desired). Stir frequently until the dough is dry. Turn off heat and let cool for 30 minutes. Remove dough from skillet, form into desired shape on a flexible cutting board or plastic mat. Put a thumbprint, paw/hand/foot print in the dough and let air dry completely.
Activity: Corn starch colored powder (like used in color runs)
4 C. Clabber Girl Corn Starch (for each color)
2 C. water
Aluminum foil pans (for mixing powder)
Plastic forks (for stirring)
Quart size mason jars
Directions: In the aluminum foil pan, mix together 4 cups of corn starch and 2 cup of water. Mix together, using your hands as needed. Once the corn starch and water are fully incorporated, add water colors until you reach the desired shade. Repeat this process for each color you want to create. Place the pans in a dry location and let them sit for 48 hours, stirring occasionally to promote even drying. When the powder is completely dried out, blend it in a food processor to remove any clumps. Using a funnel, pour the powder from the food processor into a quart size mason jar and store with the lid on tightly.
Activity: Soft dough
1 C. hair conditioner
2 C. Clabber Girl Corn Starch
food coloring, if desired
Large mixing bowl
Directions: Mix conditioner and corn starch in a large bowl, add food coloring if desired. Store dough in a plastic bag for up to 7 days.
Activity: Bouncing Balls
2 Tbsp. warm water
1/2 tsp. borax powder
food coloring, optional
1 Tbsp. glue
1 Tbsp. Clabber Girl Corn Starch
spoon or craft stick (for stirring)
2 plastic cups
Directions: Mix water and borax powder in 1 cup. In a separate cup, mix 1/2 tsp. of the water/borax solution with 1 Tbsp. corn starch. Let the mixture sit for 10-15 seconds, then using a spoon or craft stick to stir. When the mixture comes together, use plastic gloves to cover your hands and start molding the mixture into spheres. Put the balls into the freezer for 5 minutes to set, then they’re ready to play with. Store the bouncing balls in a sealed plastic bag for up to 7 days.
Activity: Aloe dough
2 Tbsp. pure aloe
3-4 Tbsp. Clabber Girl Corn Starch
small mixing bowl
spoon, for mixing
Directions: Stir aloe and corn starch together in a mixing bowl. If the mixture is runny, add more corn starch. When the dough comes together, it is ready to play with. Dough should be soft, squeezable and very similar to Oobleck.
Activity: Liquid Sidewalk Chalk
1 C. Clabber Girl Baking Soda
1 C. Clabber Girl Corn Starch
food coloring, optional
1/3 C. water
1/3 C. vinegar, optional
Directions: Add all ingredients in order in a squirt bottle. Put the cap on the bottle and shake vigorously until the mixture is fully incorporated. Kids can aim the bottles on pavement to make colorful designs. Fill one bottle with the vinegar. After the kids have painted on the sidewalk, spray the design with vinegar to activate the baking soda and the design will begin to bubble.