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    Make Your OwnArt Supplies

    And Other Fun Stuff

    Over 100 Recipes & Ideas Using Household Supplies

    Paints & InksPlaydough & ClaysGlues & Sticky StuffPlus Many More

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    Make Your Own Art Supplies

    What was it like long ago when art materials were too

    expensive or hard to find? What materials could you useto paint, draw and sculpt?

    Many everyday household items can be used to make clay,

    paste, paints, and other creative craft materials.

    Don't be afraid to experiment.

    Besides, making or discovering new art supplies can be just

    as fun as using them.

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    Table Of Contents Page 1

    Dough & ClayAir Dry Clay 5Alum Play Dough 6

    Applesauce Sculpty Stuff 7Bakers Clay 8Bread Clay 9Carveable Stone 10

    Cinnamon Dough 11Coffee Grounds Dough 12

    Cornstarch and Salt Fundough 13Cornstarch Clay 14

    Creative Play Clay 15Dryer Lint Modeling Material 16

    Extra Soft Pulp 17

    Fake Wood Casting Compound 18Faux Recipe 19Frosting Dough 20Fruity Putty 21

    Funny Putty 22

    Goofy Putty 23Honey Peanut Butter Dough 24

    Hypoallergenic Clay 25Indoor Sandcastle Stuff 26Industrial Salt Dough 27

    Kool-Aid Dough 28

    Marzipan Dough 29

    Oat Dough #1 30Oat Dough #2 31

    Peanut Butter Dough 32Pearly Clay Beads 33

    Professional Sand Castle Stuff 34

    Rock Dough 35Salt Dough 36Sawdust Dough 37

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    Table Of Contents Page 2

    Things to Draw WithChalk 38

    Designer Cloth with Crayons 39Giant Paul Bunyon Crayons 40

    Shaped Crayons 41

    Paints & InksArtist Quality Oil Paint 42

    Bubbly Sudsy Ink 43

    Changing Cabbage Ink 44Colored Rice or Pasta Shapes 45

    Crystal Paint 46Dazzling Paint 47

    Deluxe Finger Paint 48Deluxe Poster Paint 49

    Dimensional Paint 50Disappearing Ink 51Earthy Dyes 52

    Egg Dye 53

    Egg Yolk Paint 54Marble Paper 55Monets Water Color Paints 56

    Moooo Paint 57Ooey Gooey Finger Paint 58

    Poster Paint 59

    Pudding Finger Paint 60Puffy Paint 61

    Royal Icing Paint (not for eating) 62Scratch-n-Sniff Watercolor 63

    Spreadable Paint 64Transfer Ink 65Translucent Paint 66

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    Table Of Contents Page 3

    Glues & Sticky StuffBatik Flour Paste 67

    Bookbinding or Leather Glue 68Classroom Paste 69

    Homemade Stickers 70Paste 71Resin Paper Mache Paste 72

    School Glue 73

    Sticker Goo 74Waterproof Glue 75

    Fun Things to EatChristmas Tea 76

    Edible Fishbowl 77Edible Paper 78Fizzling Drinks 79

    Ice Cream in a Bag 80

    Lemon Fizz 81Nilly Dillyicious Pops 82

    Rock Candy & Coffee Stirrers 83Fun Extras

    Active Volcano Lava 84Bath Salts 85Bird Treat 86Discovering Hidden Messages 87

    Eyes 88

    Fake Ivory 89

    Flower Preservative #1 90Flower Preservative #2 91Growing Crystals 92Guts 93

    Leathery Fake Skin 94

    Monster Bubbles 95Ocean Wave Toy 96

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    Table of Contents Page 4

    Fun Extras (Continued)Paper Mache 97

    Plaster of Paris Draped Cloth 98Shiny Wet Snow 99

    Shrinking Plastic Stuff 100Slime 101Snow Flakes 102

    Super Bubbles 103

    Tissue Paper Sculpture Mix 104Volcano Cloud 105

    Whale Blubber 106

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    Air Dry Clay Page 5

    What Youll Need

    1/4 cup thick tacky glue

    1/3 cup cornstarch

    How to Make It

    Stir both ingredients together until the dough is flaky and then

    knead it to a smooth consistency. Roll out the dough 1/8 to 1/4

    inch thick and cut shapes or model shapes by hand. Allow to airdry overnight. This is a pretty easy recipe that produces a

    durable result without baking.

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    Alum Playdough Page 6

    What Youll Need

    3 teaspoons alum (available in the grocery store spice section)

    1 1/2 cups flour

    1 cup salt

    1 cup boiling water

    2 teaspoons vegetable oil

    How to Make It

    Combine the dry ingredients in the mixing bowl. Add the boiling

    water and the oil. Mix thoroughly. At this point you can add

    tempera paints to create a desired color. Model the dough and let

    it air dry overnight or store unused dough in an airtight container

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    Applesauce Sculpty Stuff Page 7

    What Youll Need

    3 3/4 ounces of ground cinnamon23 ounce jar applesauce

    How to Make It

    If you like apples and cinnamon this dough's for you. Mix

    ingredients until the dough is stiff. Roll out and use cookie

    cutters or mold into shapes. Bake in 200 degree oven for 20minutes or let air dry for a couple of days. The scent will last a

    long time. Great for Christmas ornaments.

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    Bakers Clay Page 8

    What Youll Need

    4 cups flour

    1 cup salt

    1 teaspoon powdered alum (available in spice section)

    1 1/2 cups water

    Food coloring

    How to Make It

    Mix all ingredients in bowl. If too dry work in extra water with

    hands. Bake on un-greased cookie sheet for 30 minutes in 250

    degree oven. Turn and bake another 1 1/2 hours. Remove and cool.

    When done, sand lightly if desired and paint.

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    Bread Clay Page 9

    What Youll Need

    6 slices white bread

    6 tablespoons white glue

    1/2 teaspoon dish washing detergent

    Food coloring

    How to Make It

    Wondering what to do with that stale bread? Make bread clay!First you must remove the crusts. Put the crusts out for the birds

    to eat. Combine the bread and the glue until smooth and then add

    the detergent. Shape and let dry for 24 hours before painting.

    This clay has a porcelain look and feel to it.

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    Carvable Stone Page 10

    What You'll Need

    3 parts vermiculite (A soil found at garden stores)

    2 parts plaster of paris

    2 scoops water

    How To Make It

    Mix vermiculite, plaster of paris and water. Pour mixture in a

    paper container such as a milk carton. Wait fifteen minutes. Peelaway paper. The "stone" will be soft. Mold with your hands or

    carve using a spoon. If you want to keep working on your carving,

    keep it in a plastic bag.

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    Cinnamon Dough Page 11

    What You'll Need

    1 cup cinnamon

    1 teaspoon cloves

    1 teaspoon nutmeg

    3/4 cup applesauce (Let drain in a strainer for several hours)

    2 teaspoon white glue

    How To Make It

    This dough is not for eating but it sure smells good! Mix together

    the cinnamon, cloves & nutmeg. Next add the applesauce & glue.

    Work the mixture with your hands until smooth and well mixed.

    Put on wire rack to dry at room temp for several days. The spicy

    cinnamon smell makes this recipe great for the holidays.

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    Coffee Ground Dough Page 12

    What You'll Need

    2 cups used, dry coffee grounds

    1/2 cup salt

    1 1/2 cup cornmeal

    Warm Water

    How To Make It

    Mix dry ingredients together. Add enough warm water to moisten.This dough has a unique texture and is good to roll, pat, and pound.

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    Cornstarch & Salt Fun Dough Page 13

    What You'll Need

    4 cups salt

    1 cup cornstarch

    Water

    How To Make It

    Combine salt and cornstarch in an electric skillet. Add enough

    water to form a paste. Cook on a medium heat setting, stirringconstantly. The dough will not be sticky like flour dough and will

    not mold because of the high salt content.

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    Cornstach Clay Page 14

    What You'll Need

    1 cup cornstarch

    2 cups salt

    1 1/3 cups cold water

    Food Coloring

    How To Make It

    This is a gooey clay that is great for sculpting. Bring the salt and2/3 cup water to a boil. In a separate bowl mix the cornstarch

    with 2/3 cup water. Add the cornstarch mixture to the salt water

    and knead into a clay. This clay should be air dried and then

    painted. To prevent cracks when drying cover with a damp dish

    towel. Keep unused clay in the refrigerator in an airtight

    container. No-baking required.

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    Creative Play Clay Page 15

    What You'll Need

    1 cup baking soda

    1/2 cup cornstarch

    2/3 cup warm water

    Food coloring or poster paint

    Shellac or clear nail polish

    How To Make It

    Mix baking soda and cornstarch in a saucepan. Add water. Stir

    until smooth. Place over medium heat and bring to a boil. Cook,

    stirring constantly, until mixture looks like mashed potatoes.

    Remove from heat and pour onto mixing board to cool. When clay

    is cool enough to be handled, knead. For color, knead food coloring

    into the clay until well blended. Or paint finished, uncolored

    objects with poster paints. When pieces are completely dry,brush with shellac or clear nail polish. She

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