Shave Cream Easter Egg Decorating

181014_457707377635741_1339838334_nMix food dye with 1 cup of shaving cream to make swirls etc. Roll egg into shaving cream and let sit for about an hour. Wash under room temperature water. Egg with have a varying degree of color shading with swirls. I would not recommend eating these eggs because of the chemicals from the shaving cream.

Make Your Own Fingerpaints

From the supermarket:
• One package Knox plain gelatin
•  1/2 cup cornstarch
• Joy dishwashing liquid
• Six clean, empty 4-ounce baby food jars
•  Food coloring From the kitchen:
• Two mixing bowls
•  Spoon
• Measuring cup
• Pot From the tap:
• Water

In a mixing bowl and using a spoon, mix the packet of powdered gelatin mix with V4 cup water until dissolved. Set aside.

In a pot, mix the cornstarch with 3A cup water. Add 2 cups hot water and mix well. Heat the pot on a stove, bring-
ing the mixture to a boil while stirring constantly. When the mixture becomes clear and thick (after one to two min­utes), remove the pot from the heat. Pour in the gelatin mixture. Mix well, then pour equal amounts of the mixture into the six baby food jars. Add one drop of Joy dishwashing liquid to each jar.

In the first jar, add five drops of yel­low food coloring and mix well. In the second jar, add five drops of red food coloring and mix well. In the third jar, add five drops of green food coloring and mix well. In the fourth jar, add five drops of blue food coloring and mix well. In the fifth jar, add four drops of yellow food coloring and one drop red food coloring, and mix well. In the sixth jar, add three drops red food coloring and two drops blue food coloring, and mix well. Let cool.

You’ve created finger paints that can be used on heavy white paper. To store, seal the lids on the jars.

Kwanzaa Noodle Necklace

Assorted uncooked noodles
Food coloring
Elastic thread

General Supplies & Tools
Plastic gloves
Plastic sandwich bags
Craft scissors
Yarn needle

1 . Cover work area with newspaper, and wear plastic gloves when coloring noodles.
2.  Place one handful of noodles in bag, using one bag per color. Sprinkle a few drops of desired food color­ing in each bag, blow in some air, twist top closed, then gently shake until noodles are evenly coated. Add more color, if needed. Leave bags open to allow noodles to dry.
3.  Cut elastic thread slightly longer than desired length of necklace, then thread elastic onto yarn needle.
4. Tie one noodle to end of elastic thread, leaving a 2″ tail, and begin beading. Mix noodle shapes and colors as desired. Untie first noodle, then tie ends of elastic thread into knot. Slip loose ends back through center of noodles to conceal.