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**Beef Chili**

small jar (babyfood)

plastic cow (or any small cow figurine)

dry beans



Place a small cow in the jar. Add some dry beans. Label “Beef Chili”




**Chicken Noodle Soup**


small jar (babyfood)

plastic chicken (or any small chicken figurine)

egg noodles



Place a small chicken in the jar. Add some egg noodles. Label “Chicken Noodle Soup.”




**Donut Seeds**


cheerios cereal



Fill jar with cheerios cereal. Label “Donut Seeds” (Variation: Use Frosted Cheerios. Label “Powdered Dount Seeds.”)




**Pork ‘N’ Beans**


small jar (babyfood)

plastic pig (or any small pig figurine)

dry beans



Place a small pig in the jar. Add some dry beans to the jar. Label “Pork ‘N’ Beans.”




**100% Natural Bubble Bath**


Dry Beans



Fill the jar with dried beans. Label “100% Natural Bubble Bath.” Add these directions to the tag: “Cook beans, ingest at least one hour before bathing.”




**Kids: Playdough in a Jar**


(The BEST Microwave Play Dough in a Jar) 2 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup salt

2 tablespoons cream of tartar

1 or 2 packages of un-sweetened Kool-Aid type dring mix (depends on the color intensity you’d like)

For Cocoa Play Dough, don’t add the Kool-Aid drink mix and substitute 1/2 cup of cocoa for 1/2 cup of the flour.



Combine the dry ingredients in a jar or other container. Makes about 3 cups of dry mix.


Attach to Jar:

The Best Microwave Play Dough

Mix 2 cups of water, 2 tablespoons of baby oil, and 1 or 2 packages of the unsweetened Kool-Aid type drink mix in a bowl.

Put the dry ingredients from this container in a microwave-safe bowl; add the liquid mixture and stir to mix together.

Ask an adult to microwave on high for a total of about 4 minutes, stopping every 30 to 45 seconds to stir again. Stir each time until a ball forms.

After the play dough is cool enough to touch you’re ready to play!



~~Fun things you can do with the play dough:~~

*Use old felt tip markers to decorate pretend cookies, flowers or birthday cakes.


*Add fine glitter to your dough for a festive affect. Have someone hide a small object inside a large ball of play dough and try to guess what it is or try to find it by cutting it open.


*Store in the refrigerator in closed plastic bags or air-tight container when not in use.


*This play dough isn’t recommended for making ornaments with, because it does not dry smooth and hard.


*This mix would be great as a “gift in a jar” for a child. It is the best recipe I’ve found for play dough. It feels just like the stuff you buy in the store! Children of any age will love to help measure, stir and knead the dough.


*Add some cookie cutters or some other kitchen gadgets that will make interesting designs and shapes such as a garlic press and don’t forget a little rolling pin!

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