"Dye" your own popsicle sticks~I used 1/4-1/2 cup of rubbing alcohol, and 40 drops food coloring in zipper bag. Add about 10 popsicle
Mint Buttercream Icing Ingredients 1 c. butter (2 sticks) 4-5 cups powdered sugar 1/4 cup milk (I used 2 percent) 1/8 – 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract (add little by little until you get the level of mint flavor you desire) 2 drops green food coloring Directions Beat butter for about two minutes, or until creamy Add 4 c. powdered sugar, milk, food coloring and peppermint extract and beat until combines Beat in additional cup of powdered sugar
Instead of beads, use 1 cup of pasta, 2 tablespoons of rubbing alcohol, and 2-3 drops food coloring. | 35 Money-Saving DIYs For Teachers On A Budget
Homemade Streak-Free Window Cleaner 1/2 bottle of “Jet Dry” (the bottle I bought was just under 7 ounces so I measured out 3.5 ounces) 4 Tablespoons Alcohol (I used rubbing alcohol….70% I believe) 1/4 Cup Ammonia 1 handful of powdered dish-washer soap (which depending on the size of your hand could probably vary quite a bit! lol. I used a “handful” which looked to me to be about 1/4 cup. Give or take.) 2 Gallons of Hot Water
Rock Candy: 2 cups water, 1 cup white corn syrup, 3 1/2 cups sugar, 1/4 tsp cream of tartar. Then I added: 1/4 tsp vanilla extract, 3 drops of blue gel food coloring. I boiled the mixture and then continued stirring it on the heat until it reached 300 degrees F (used a candy thermometer to measure the temp). At that point, I poured it into a tray to cool. It hardened up in about an hour and then I smashed it to pieces.
Rock Candy. 2 cups water • 1 cup white corn syrup • 3 1/2 cups sugar • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar Then I added: • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract • 3 drops of blue gel food coloring Boil the mixture and then continued stirring it on the heat until it reached 300 degrees F (used a candy thermometer to measure the temp). At that point, Pour it into a tray to cool. It hardened up in about an hour and then smash it to pieces. Great in a pretty jar for gifts!
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
Sidewalk spray chalk In a spray bottle put about 1 cup of warm water 2 tbsp. of flour 20 drops of food coloring Shake this until the mixture is well blended and let your kids enjoy.
Homemade Daily Shower Spray • 1/4 cup hydrogen peroxide • 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol • 3 drops dish-washing liquid • 3 drops essential oil (I like lavender) • 1 teaspoon liquid spot-free dishwasher rinse • 12 oz. water
Magic Mud!...This stuff is amazing. Mix 2 cups of cornstarch and 1 cup water in a bowl. To color it, add a few drops of food coloring to
I've had one for two years and nothing works as well. Mine was made from 2 cups of DAWN and 1 cup of rubbing alcohol. I used the good
Take a spray bottle, fill it about 1/8th full with rubbing alcohol, add a drop of Dawn dishwashing soap, a few drops of scented oil
1/4 cup butter
1 bag miniature marshmallows
6 cups Honeycomb cereal
1 cup frozen m&m's
Few drops yellow food coloring
Easy Marshmallow Cheesecake - 1 package (about 40) regular sized Marshmallows, 3/4 Cup Milk (pinner used 2%), 2, 8 oz. packages cream cheese, softened, 1 tub whipped topping. Whip cream cheese with electric mixer. Melt marshmallows in milk on stove on med-low for about 10 mins. Cool. Add to cream cheese & beat to combine. Fold in Cool Whip & pour into prepared crust. Chill. Serve. Enjoy!
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Bathtub Paint: the recipe: 1 tbsp cornstarch, 4-6 pumps baby shampoo (about 1/8 c.), 2-3 drops food coloring, 1-2 tsp water
money game - Hot glue some coins to about 20 popsicle sticks. Write "Kaboom" on about 5 sticks. Kids play in groups of 2-4. When it's your turn, you pull out a stick. You add the coin values and tell the amount. If your partner or group members agree with you, you get to keep the stick. If you pull a Kaboom stick you have to put all of your sticks back in the cup.
Sidewalk Chalk Spray -- Put in a tablespoon of flour, 10 drops of food coloring, and about a half cup of warm water in a spray bottle. Shake it up in the bottle and let your kid go nuts.
1. Dissolve some Downy Unstoppables (about 1 usage worth) in 12oz. of hot water. 2. Once fully dissolved add 1/2 cup of rubbing alcohol. 3. Put in a fine mist spray bottle. Use just as you would febreeze.
yummm....Cake Batter Chocolate Chip Cookies - 1 and 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, 1 and 1/4 cup yellow or white boxed cake mix, 1/2 tsp baking soda, 3/4 cup (1.5 sticks) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, 1/2 cup light brown sugar, 1 egg, at room temperature, 1.5 tsp vanilla, 1 cup chocolate chips (I used a blend of white and semi-sweet chocolate chips), 1/2 cup sprinkles #food
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~ Fluffy Frosting - 1 egg white, 1 cup sugar, 1/2 tsp vanilla, 1/4 tsp cream of tartar, 1/2 cup boiling water, 1-2 drops food coloring (red or pink will make pink). Mix all except boiling water in large mixing bowl. Add boiling water all at once and beat 5 to 7 minutes on high until light fluffy and good spreading consistency. Don’t overbeat or the mixture will become grainy.
NILLA-Banana Cookie Balls 1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened 60 NILLA Wafers, finely crushed (about 2 cups) 1/3 cup mashed ripe bananas 1-1/2 pkg. (4 oz. each) BAKER'S White Chocolate (6 oz.), broken into pieces, melted 8 drops yellow food coloring 1/3 cup finely chopped PLANTERS Pecans 2 oz. BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate, melted
Sidewalk chalk paint is so much cooler than regular old sidewalk chalk! And it’s crazy easy to make! It’s simply 1 part cornstarch to 1 part water. I made two muffin tins of paint and used 1-1/2 cups cornstarch and 1-1/2 cups water. Once it was all mixed up, I divided it among the 12 muffin cups, and added two drops of food coloring to each muffin cup
Homemade Coconut Salt Scrub Just mix your Course Sea Salt or Sugar with your Oils at a 2:1 ratio. For example I mixed 1 cup Salt with 1/4 cup Coconut Oil and 1/4 cup Vitamin E Oil. If you are only using one oil mix 1/2 cup Oil with 1 cup Salt. Then add 3-4 drops of Essential Oil for fragrance and stir it up.
Take a spray bottle, fill it about 1/8th full with rubbing alcohol, add a drop of Dawn dishwashing soap, a few drops of scented oil (optional, but makes it smell so good), fill the rest of the way with water, shake together, and you're good to go! It makes your granite (or any countertop) shine and feel so smooth at a fraction of the price~I have loved it and use it on my appliances as well.
Soft and Thick Sugar Cookies Cookies: 1 18 oz box white cake mix with pudding in the mix 2/3 cup flour 2 large eggs 1/3 cup canola oil 2 T sour cream (I used reduced fat) Frosting: 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature 2 T heavy cream 1 T vanilla extract 3-4 cups powdered sugar 1 T meringue powder Food coloring or sprinkles as desired
Complete instruction available. Basically: After boiling eggs, peal, cut remove yolk, then make the colors just as you would easter egg dye. A teaspoonful of cider vinegar in each glass helps. I used about 3 drops of food coloring in each glass. Take out when pastel color.
10 Minute Simple Peanut Butter Fudge Dip - Peanut Butter Fudge Dip 4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature 1/2 stick (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter 1/2 cup mini marshmallows 1/2 cup chunky honey roasted peanut butter (I used Skippy) 1/2 pound (about 2 cups) powdered sugar 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon salt
diy bath salts: 1 cup (250 ml) Epsom salts • 1 cup (250 ml) sea salt • 3-5 drops essential oil of your choice • Zipper-type plastic baggie or tightly-lidded jar • Food coloring, optional • Jar
Invest in some pure essential oils from the health food store – Next, disinfect and deodorize your washing machine so that your clothes will not absorb a lingering musty smell. You can do this pretty easily by pouring two cups of vinegar into your machine, and run a full cycle — without any clothes or detergent. If your water is very dirty, let the agitator run for 8-10 minutes, open the lid and let the vinegar sit overnight. In the morning, empty the basin and run the washer through a complete cycle with two cups of vinegar. Do this every six months to eliminate soap scum, and musty smells. Basic soaps: Stock your laundry room with Borax, Epsom Salts, distilled white vinegar (not apple cider vinegar), and for tough stains, plain, unscented Tide Detergent and Oxy Clean. If you have a high efficiency washer, skip the Borax and buy only the unscented HE deterge rent powder. Borax creates too much “suds,” the major failure of HE washers. Scent your laundry: Open your jug of distilled white vinegar, and drop in 30-40 drops of your favorite essential oil. French laundry mistresses have used lavender for centuries. Let the oils permeate the vinegar for about a week before using. Open your box of Borax, (or HE detergent if you have an HE washer) and pour the powder into a clean empty container with a lid. (An empty oxy-clean bucket will work.) Drop 20-30- drops of essential oils into the Borax, and stir thoroughly to mix the scents. Cover and let the scents mix for about a week before using. Basic laundry soap: If you have a regular top loading washer (one that doesn’t require HE soap), for each load, add ½ of the amount of detergent you usually use, combined with the other half of Borax. If I’m washing whites, I’ll also add a ½ cup of oxy clean. (Vinegar is a natural disinfectant and deodorizer.) Add 1/2 cup of scented vinegar to each load along with the detergent. It fights germs, keeps your colors from bleeding, and deodorizers your laundry. Use your scented vinegar in place of your fabric softener in the Rinse Cycle to eliminate static cling, remove pet hair and complete dissolve and rinse away soap. To get REALLY white whites – -try this. Fill your washing machine with hot water and one or two cups of oxy clean. Add your laundry and let the machine agitate. Then, lift the lid and let the laundry soak in the oxy clean water overnight. In the morning, let the wash run itself through. Buy some doggie toys at the grocery store — the kind with balls and pokey things, for about $1.00. Use those as dryer balls (that sell for about $20). They do help lift the laundry and help things dry faster — I also throw one in the washer. Ring around the color: Make a paste with 2 parts white vinegar to 3 parts baking soda, and let set for 20-30 minutes. Picked up a plastic-coated wire and made a new clothesline. Sleeping on a pillow line-dried in fresh air is as warm and cozy as a chocolate chip cookie. If you haven’t indulged in this little luxury lately, I think it’s time you tried it again – if your local authorities will allow it.
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Step 2 add 1/4 cup Epsom salt Step 3 add 3/4- 1 cup of lemon juice. Add slowly. You want it to look like cake icing. Step 4 add 10-20 drops of tea tree oil this is optional.
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