GFCF Crafts The Blob, Fingerpaint, and Bubbles

>> Thursday, February 19, 2009

Playtime for kids is always fun. When it comes to non edible products, they can cause a reaction as well. Here are some crafts that you can make at home for the kids to play in, and you know that it will be safe for their sensitive bodies.

The Blob 
1/2 cup tapioca starch
1/2 cup salt
1 tablespoon oil
2 teaspoons GFCF cream of tartar

Acceptable flavoring for smell e.g. pure vanilla extract

Mix dry ingredients into a heavy pan. Add oil, water to above . Use pure vanilla extract for smell, or any other Feingold acceptable aroma. Cook, stirring constantly until mixture pulls away from sides of pan (almost immediately).

Fingerpaint GFCF/ADHD
1/2 cup tapioca starch
1/2 cup cold water
1 1/2 cups boiling water
1/2 cup Ivory flakes
1 tablespoon glycerin
Food coloring (Feingold Diet acceptable) organic

Dissolve tapioca starch in cold water. Add the boiling water and cook the mixture until it is clear, stirring constantly. Add the soap flakes, and stir well. Remove from stove immediately, and cool. Stir in glycerin and food coloring.

Bubble Stuff
2 2/3 cups Ivory flakes (not detergent)
1 teaspoon sugar
4 teaspoons glycerine (drugstore)

Pour the above ingredients into a quart jar with a lid and shake well. fill the jar all but half an inch with lukewarm water. Screw the lid on tightly and shake very hard. This mixture can be stored in the refrigerator but makes the best bubbles at room temperature or warmer. If you encounter any difficulty with the bubbles breaking before they are formed, add a bit more glycerin.

Reprinted from Caring and Cooking for the Allergic Child by Linda L. Thomas Sterling Publishing Company 1980.

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