Gak without borax:1 cup Elmer's glue,food coloring, 1 cup liquid starch Pour glue and coloring in plastic container.Stir until color is thoroughly mixed in.Add starch a little at a time, stirring with a spoon or kneading with your fingers as mixture thickens.Keep stirring until mixture holds together like putty. Test with your fingers: if too sticky, add more starch. by rhonda
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rhonda Gak without borax:1 cup Elmer's glue,food coloring, 1 cup liquid starch Pour glue and coloring in plastic container.Stir until color is thoroughly mixed in.Add starch a little at a time, stirring with a spoon or kneading with your fingers as mixture thickens.Keep stirring until mixture holds together like putty. Test with your fingers: if too sticky, add more starch.
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• 3/4 cup cold water • 1 cup Elmer’s glue • liquid food coloring • 1/2 cup hot water • 1 teaspoon borax  Directions: In bowl 1 – mix together the cold water, glue, and food coloring, set aside. In bowl 2 – mix together the hot water and borax, until the borax is completely dissolved. Slowly add glue mixture to borax mixture. Mix well. Pour off excess water. by mickichele
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mickichele • 3/4 cup cold water • 1 cup Elmer’s glue • liquid food coloring • 1/2 cup hot water • 1 teaspoon borax Directions: In bowl 1 – mix together the cold water, glue, and food coloring, set aside. In bowl 2 – mix together the hot water and borax, until the borax is completely dissolved. Slowly add glue mixture to borax mixture. Mix well. Pour off excess water.
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Homemade Gak Recipe | Preschool and Toddler Craft Ideas . gak. 1 cup of clear glue. 3 Quarter cup of liquid starch, add 1 spoon at a time. Food coloring by rhonda
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rhonda Homemade Gak Recipe | Preschool and Toddler Craft Ideas . gak. 1 cup of clear glue. 3 Quarter cup of liquid starch, add 1 spoon at a time. Food coloring
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Gak = 1 Cup Elmers Glue + 1 Cup Liquid Starch + Food Coloring by crissie_girl96
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crissie_girl96 Gak = 1 Cup Elmers Glue + 1 Cup Liquid Starch + Food Coloring
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GAK - Elmer's Glue Borax Recipe by myriam.gomez.376
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myriam.gomez.376 GAK - Elmer's Glue Borax Recipe
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Flubber Recipe ~ diy for kids ~  Mixture 1:  ~ 1 1/2 c very warm water  ~ 2 c white school glue ~ Food coloring  Combine in a small to med bowl and stir w/a spoon.  Mixture 2:  ~ 3 tsp Borax  ~ 1 c very warm water  Combine in large bowl, stir until nearly dissolved with clean spoon.  Pour mixture 1 into mixture 2. Science:  the borax combines with PVA in the glue & makes a polymer. You could do about 10 minutes, but eventually all of the water will be absorbed, and you will have flubber! by rhonda
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rhonda Flubber Recipe ~ diy for kids ~ Mixture 1: ~ 1 1/2 c very warm water ~ 2 c white school glue ~ Food coloring Combine in a small to med bowl and stir w/a spoon. Mixture 2: ~ 3 tsp Borax ~ 1 c very warm water Combine in large bowl, stir until nearly dissolved with clean spoon. Pour mixture 1 into mixture 2. Science: the borax combines with PVA in the glue & makes a polymer. You could do about 10 minutes, but eventually all of the water will be absorbed, and you will have flubber!
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Mix up this DIY glitter slime right in a Ziploc® container. Just stir 1 bottle of clear glue together with the food coloring and glitter of your choice, then slowly add in ¼ cup of liquid starch. It’s an easy sensory activity for the kids. The perfect no-mess solution for arts and crafts time when you’re stuck indoors. by dale
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dale Mix up this DIY glitter slime right in a Ziploc® container. Just stir 1 bottle of clear glue together with the food coloring and glitter of your choice, then slowly add in ¼ cup of liquid starch. It’s an easy sensory activity for the kids. The perfect no-mess solution for arts and crafts time when you’re stuck indoors.
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Mix up this DIY glitter slime right in a Ziploc® container. Just stir 1 bottle of clear glue together with the food coloring and glitter of your choice, then slowly add in ¼ cup of liquid starch. It’s an easy sensory activity for the kids. The perfect no-mess solution for arts and crafts time when you’re stuck indoors. by dale
dale
dale Mix up this DIY glitter slime right in a Ziploc® container. Just stir 1 bottle of clear glue together with the food coloring and glitter of your choice, then slowly add in ¼ cup of liquid starch. It’s an easy sensory activity for the kids. The perfect no-mess solution for arts and crafts time when you’re stuck indoors.
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Awesome Cleaning Slime am  1 tablespoons of white (Elmers) glue. Add about 1 spoon full of water. Mix. Then in another cup put 2 tablespoons of borax and 2 tablespoons of water. Pour the glue solution and the borax solution together and you get slime. Add some food color to the glue first if you want a cool color. by Sara Lina
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Sara Lina Awesome Cleaning Slime am 1 tablespoons of white (Elmers) glue. Add about 1 spoon full of water. Mix. Then in another cup put 2 tablespoons of borax and 2 tablespoons of water. Pour the glue solution and the borax solution together and you get slime. Add some food color to the glue first if you want a cool color.
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Homemade Finger Paint  * 2 cups of corn starch  * 1 cup of cold water  * 4.5 cups of boiling water  * Liquid food colouring    Mix the corn starch with the cold water and stir together. Pour in the boiling water and stir. Keep stiring until you get a custard-like consistency. Separate into individual jars, bowls, etc.. before adding colouring.  Then mix in colours by dale
dale
dale Homemade Finger Paint * 2 cups of corn starch * 1 cup of cold water * 4.5 cups of boiling water * Liquid food colouring Mix the corn starch with the cold water and stir together. Pour in the boiling water and stir. Keep stiring until you get a custard-like consistency. Separate into individual jars, bowls, etc.. before adding colouring. Then mix in colours
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Borax and Lemon Juice – eHow How to make Natural Toilet Bowl Cleaners        Pour 1 cup of Borax into a small bowl.      Pour 1/2 cup of lemon juice over the Borax and gently stir with a spoon into a paste.      Flush the toilet to wet the sides, then rub the paste onto the toilet with a sponge.      Let it sit for 2 hours before scrubbing thoroughly. This is great for removing a stubborn stain, like a toilet bowl ring. by becky
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becky Borax and Lemon Juice – eHow How to make Natural Toilet Bowl Cleaners Pour 1 cup of Borax into a small bowl. Pour 1/2 cup of lemon juice over the Borax and gently stir with a spoon into a paste. Flush the toilet to wet the sides, then rub the paste onto the toilet with a sponge. Let it sit for 2 hours before scrubbing thoroughly. This is great for removing a stubborn stain, like a toilet bowl ring.
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Homemade play dough - : 3cups four 1/3 cup salt 2tbsp oil (veg) 1cup water 7 drops food coloring. mix dry ingredients with oil. add food coloring to water and mix together. add water to flour/salt/oil mixture slowly~about 1/4 cup at a time and mix together with a spoon. once you've added all the water, knead the dough with your hands by marthamb
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marthamb Homemade play dough - : 3cups four 1/3 cup salt 2tbsp oil (veg) 1cup water 7 drops food coloring. mix dry ingredients with oil. add food coloring to water and mix together. add water to flour/salt/oil mixture slowly~about 1/4 cup at a time and mix together with a spoon. once you've added all the water, knead the dough with your hands
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WHAT?! I have to try this! Awesome Cleaning Slime am 1 tablespoons of white (Elmers) glue. Add about 1 spoon full of water. Mix. Then in another cup put 2 tablespoons of borax and 2 tablespoons of water. Pour the glue solution and the borax solution together and you get slime. Add some food color to the glue first if you want a cool color. by rhonda
rhonda
rhonda WHAT?! I have to try this! Awesome Cleaning Slime am 1 tablespoons of white (Elmers) glue. Add about 1 spoon full of water. Mix. Then in another cup put 2 tablespoons of borax and 2 tablespoons of water. Pour the glue solution and the borax solution together and you get slime. Add some food color to the glue first if you want a cool color.
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"RHUBARB BUTTER 4 stalks of rhubarb 1 apple, cored and cut into chunks 1/2 cup honey 2 tsp vanilla extract 1/4-1/2 tsp cinnamon Instructions Puree together the apple and rhubarb until smooth in your food processor or vitamix. Pour apple/rhubarb mixture into a pot and mix in honey, vanilla and cinnamon. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce to simmer and continue to stir every 4-5 minutes or so. Cook for about 15-20 minutes or until desired consistency is reached." by tammy
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tammy "RHUBARB BUTTER 4 stalks of rhubarb 1 apple, cored and cut into chunks 1/2 cup honey 2 tsp vanilla extract 1/4-1/2 tsp cinnamon Instructions Puree together the apple and rhubarb until smooth in your food processor or vitamix. Pour apple/rhubarb mixture into a pot and mix in honey, vanilla and cinnamon. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce to simmer and continue to stir every 4-5 minutes or so. Cook for about 15-20 minutes or until desired consistency is reached."
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Equal parts of cinnamon & applesauce – I suggest 1 cup each for your first time  Mix in a bowl and stir until well blended. Work mixture in hands for several minutes to form a ball. If mixture is to dry, add a bit more applesauce. If it’s too wet, add a bit more cinnamon.  Knead ball on cinnamon sprinkled surface until it holds together well. Then, roll out using a rolling pin sprinkled with cinnamon. You can use your favorite cookie cutters, or by sammsfamily
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sammsfamily Equal parts of cinnamon & applesauce – I suggest 1 cup each for your first time Mix in a bowl and stir until well blended. Work mixture in hands for several minutes to form a ball. If mixture is to dry, add a bit more applesauce. If it’s too wet, add a bit more cinnamon. Knead ball on cinnamon sprinkled surface until it holds together well. Then, roll out using a rolling pin sprinkled with cinnamon. You can use your favorite cookie cutters, or
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No cook Playdoh:   3 cups flour  1 cup cold water  1 cup salt  2 teaspoons oil Food coloring or powdered paint    Mix it all together in a bowl…keep kneading it until it’s just right. by carole
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carole No cook Playdoh: 3 cups flour 1 cup cold water 1 cup salt 2 teaspoons oil Food coloring or powdered paint Mix it all together in a bowl…keep kneading it until it’s just right.
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4 cups flour 1 cup salt 1-1/2 cups cold water Cut the recipe in half and still make a lot of beads. Thoroughly mix the flour and salt together. Add the water and mix well. Knead the mixture for ten to fifteen minutes. Shape your beads and make a hole with a wooden skewer. Bake at 250 degrees for 2-3 hours or until they are completely dry and hardened. by lidegaga
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lidegaga 4 cups flour 1 cup salt 1-1/2 cups cold water Cut the recipe in half and still make a lot of beads. Thoroughly mix the flour and salt together. Add the water and mix well. Knead the mixture for ten to fifteen minutes. Shape your beads and make a hole with a wooden skewer. Bake at 250 degrees for 2-3 hours or until they are completely dry and hardened.
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Special K Bars Reciope •1 cup sugar •1 cup corn syrup •1 cup peanut butter •6 cups Kellogs Special K cereal •6 oz. chocolate chips •6 oz. butterscotch chips   Stir the sugar and corn syrup together in a pot until the mixture boils.  Remove from heat. Stir in the peanut butter, and then the Special K cereal.  Mix thoroughly. Spread into 9x13 pan. Melt chips, then pour over top. by geneva
geneva
geneva Special K Bars Reciope •1 cup sugar •1 cup corn syrup •1 cup peanut butter •6 cups Kellogs Special K cereal •6 oz. chocolate chips •6 oz. butterscotch chips Stir the sugar and corn syrup together in a pot until the mixture boils. Remove from heat. Stir in the peanut butter, and then the Special K cereal. Mix thoroughly. Spread into 9x13 pan. Melt chips, then pour over top.
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1/3 Cup Baking soda (I’m convinced that between baking soda, corn starch, coconut oil and duct tape I could create anything! ) 4 T Water Directions: Mix together until it’s a paste. Then (starting with the ends) massage into your *hair. {I did this over the sink so I didn’t make a mess) Leave it for 10-15 minutes then wash as usual. * For recently color treated hair always try a test piece first! by goldie
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goldie 1/3 Cup Baking soda (I’m convinced that between baking soda, corn starch, coconut oil and duct tape I could create anything! ) 4 T Water Directions: Mix together until it’s a paste. Then (starting with the ends) massage into your *hair. {I did this over the sink so I didn’t make a mess) Leave it for 10-15 minutes then wash as usual. * For recently color treated hair always try a test piece first!
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Hot Caramel Apple Cider  4 mug’s worth of apple cider 1 mug’s worth of caramel vodka 1 tablespoon cinnamon 1/4 cup brown sugar  1. Mix all of the ingredients above in a large pot. 2. Heat over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally until liquid just begins to steam (don’t over heat or else the alcohol will burn off). 3. While cider is warming up, take your mugs or glasses and rim them with brown sugar. 4. Pour cider into your rimmed glasses, by Kay5283
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Kay5283 Hot Caramel Apple Cider 4 mug’s worth of apple cider 1 mug’s worth of caramel vodka 1 tablespoon cinnamon 1/4 cup brown sugar 1. Mix all of the ingredients above in a large pot. 2. Heat over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally until liquid just begins to steam (don’t over heat or else the alcohol will burn off). 3. While cider is warming up, take your mugs or glasses and rim them with brown sugar. 4. Pour cider into your rimmed glasses,
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make bouncy balls with Elmer's glue, borax, and cornstarch by marissaaalovee
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marissaaalovee make bouncy balls with Elmer's glue, borax, and cornstarch
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Cold Porcelain #1: 1 cup pva glue (white glue like Elmer's Glue All); 1 cup cornstarch; 1 tablespoon mineral oil (babyoil); 1 tablespoon lemon juice, witchhazel, or clove oil (natural preservatives that help prevent mold) 1. Combine in pot. Don't use your good cookware for this because it can be hard to clean off. 2. Cook on low heat stirring constantly for 10 min or until dough forms + begins to come away from sides. by leta
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leta Cold Porcelain #1: 1 cup pva glue (white glue like Elmer's Glue All); 1 cup cornstarch; 1 tablespoon mineral oil (babyoil); 1 tablespoon lemon juice, witchhazel, or clove oil (natural preservatives that help prevent mold) 1. Combine in pot. Don't use your good cookware for this because it can be hard to clean off. 2. Cook on low heat stirring constantly for 10 min or until dough forms + begins to come away from sides.
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Bath paint- 1/4 cup shampoo or liquid soap 1/4 cup corn starch 1-2 TBS water 3-4 drops food coloring Combine cornstarch, shampoo, and food coloring. Add water 1/2 a tablespoon at a time until the mixture is thick enough to stick to the paint brush without much dripping, but thin enough to paint a line. If it gets too runny, add more cornstarch, too thick, add more water. Store in an airtight container in a cool place. This recipe makes one baby-food size jar of paint. by gena
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gena Bath paint- 1/4 cup shampoo or liquid soap 1/4 cup corn starch 1-2 TBS water 3-4 drops food coloring Combine cornstarch, shampoo, and food coloring. Add water 1/2 a tablespoon at a time until the mixture is thick enough to stick to the paint brush without much dripping, but thin enough to paint a line. If it gets too runny, add more cornstarch, too thick, add more water. Store in an airtight container in a cool place. This recipe makes one baby-food size jar of paint.
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Tot Treasures: GAK! All you need is 8 oz of glue, Borax, water, and food coloring.  ( 1 tsp of borax to 1/2 c of warm water) mix up and SLOWLY add to glue by rhonda
rhonda
rhonda Tot Treasures: GAK! All you need is 8 oz of glue, Borax, water, and food coloring. ( 1 tsp of borax to 1/2 c of warm water) mix up and SLOWLY add to glue
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THICK WHITE CHOCOLATE GANACHE  1/2 cup cream 1 cup white chocolate chips  Place the cream in a small saucepan. Place over a medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until bubbles begin to form around the edges. Remove from heat. Add the chocolate chips,  Sit on the benchtop until cool enough to refrigerate. Refrigerate for an hour. Beat the ganache mixture with electric beaters, for 1-2 minutes, until thick and creamy. Pipe onto your cake or by bernadette
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bernadette THICK WHITE CHOCOLATE GANACHE 1/2 cup cream 1 cup white chocolate chips Place the cream in a small saucepan. Place over a medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until bubbles begin to form around the edges. Remove from heat. Add the chocolate chips, Sit on the benchtop until cool enough to refrigerate. Refrigerate for an hour. Beat the ganache mixture with electric beaters, for 1-2 minutes, until thick and creamy. Pipe onto your cake or
Outdoor Rugs
The Recipe:  Mix 2 cups salt and 2/3 cup water in saucepan. Heat 3-4 minutes or until warm. While this is heating, mix 1 cup cornstarch with 1/2 cup water in a separate bowl then add to the warm mixture in saucepan, stirring quickly. Let cool.    This stuff works great! You can model it, sculpt it, or whatever. It isn't as stiff as regular clay, but it holds it's shape well. It takes about 2 days dry depending on thickness. by MamaSallyG
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MamaSallyG The Recipe: Mix 2 cups salt and 2/3 cup water in saucepan. Heat 3-4 minutes or until warm. While this is heating, mix 1 cup cornstarch with 1/2 cup water in a separate bowl then add to the warm mixture in saucepan, stirring quickly. Let cool. This stuff works great! You can model it, sculpt it, or whatever. It isn't as stiff as regular clay, but it holds it's shape well. It takes about 2 days dry depending on thickness.
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Cheese and Vegetable Quinoa Bites    Ingredients    2 c. cooked quinoa  2 large eggs  3 shredded carrots  1 1/2 cup. chopped spinach  1 med. chopped shallot  2 tsp garlic  4 oz grated sharp cheddar cheese  2 tlbp flour  Sea salt and pepper  Instructions  Preheat to 350  Spray a mini muffin pan with cooking spray  Combine all of the ingredients together, mixing until thoroughly combined  Place rounded mixture in muffin pan  bake 15-20 min, until golden by JodsJeremiah2911
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JodsJeremiah2911 Cheese and Vegetable Quinoa Bites Ingredients 2 c. cooked quinoa 2 large eggs 3 shredded carrots 1 1/2 cup. chopped spinach 1 med. chopped shallot 2 tsp garlic 4 oz grated sharp cheddar cheese 2 tlbp flour Sea salt and pepper Instructions Preheat to 350 Spray a mini muffin pan with cooking spray Combine all of the ingredients together, mixing until thoroughly combined Place rounded mixture in muffin pan bake 15-20 min, until golden
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Homemade Fubber/Gak ...i found that is best to use warm/hot water for both the glue mixture and borax mixture...makes the end product a bit more stretchy and slimy without the stickiness. #Flubber #DIY by rhonda
rhonda
rhonda Homemade Fubber/Gak ...i found that is best to use warm/hot water for both the glue mixture and borax mixture...makes the end product a bit more stretchy and slimy without the stickiness. #Flubber #DIY
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Butterbeer
Adapted from Huffington Post

Yields 4 servings

1 cup brown sugar
4 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
3/4 cup heavy cream, divided
Four 12-ounce bottles cream soda, chilled

In a small saucepan, combine brown sugar with 2 tablespoons water. Bring to a boil over medium heat and cook until the mixture reaches 240 degrees F (115 degrees C) on a candy thermometer, stirring occasionally. If you don't have a candy thermometer, bring to a gentle boil and turn off the heat after about a minute of cooking.

Turn off the heat and add the butter, salt, vinegar, and 1/4 cup heavy cream. Stir until smooth. Cool mixture to room temperature before using.

In a medium bowl, beat together the remaining cream (1/2 cup) with 2 tablespoons of the brown sugar syrup.

In each glass, mix together 1/4 cup brown sugar syrup with 1/4 cup cream soda. Pour in the rest of the cream soda until it is nearly to the brim of the glass. Top with whipped cream.

Serve immediately! by ruthie
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ruthie Butterbeer Adapted from Huffington Post Yields 4 servings 1 cup brown sugar 4 tablespoons butter 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar 3/4 cup heavy cream, divided Four 12-ounce bottles cream soda, chilled In a small saucepan, combine brown sugar with 2 tablespoons water. Bring to a boil over medium heat and cook until the mixture reaches 240 degrees F (115 degrees C) on a candy thermometer, stirring occasionally. If you don't have a candy thermometer, bring to a gentle boil and turn off the heat after about a minute of cooking. Turn off the heat and add the butter, salt, vinegar, and 1/4 cup heavy cream. Stir until smooth. Cool mixture to room temperature before using. In a medium bowl, beat together the remaining cream (1/2 cup) with 2 tablespoons of the brown sugar syrup. In each glass, mix together 1/4 cup brown sugar syrup with 1/4 cup cream soda. Pour in the rest of the cream soda until it is nearly to the brim of the glass. Top with whipped cream. Serve immediately!
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Mix Elmer's glue with food coloring and water to give the jars a "sea glass" effect. Mix one teaspoon of Elmer's glue, three drops of food coloring, and 1 1/2 teaspoons of water. by dennis.mikealjr
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dennis.mikealjr Mix Elmer's glue with food coloring and water to give the jars a "sea glass" effect. Mix one teaspoon of Elmer's glue, three drops of food coloring, and 1 1/2 teaspoons of water.
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Sidewalk paint--1 cup corn starch, 1 cup water, some food coloring.= kids having a blast with home made chalk :) by tanisha
tanisha
tanisha Sidewalk paint--1 cup corn starch, 1 cup water, some food coloring.= kids having a blast with home made chalk :)
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