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Crafts and Creations

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Crafts and Creations: Soap Jellies

They are jiggly and cool and can be shaped any way you want. Just a couple steps and a bit of chill time and your young learner will be asking for tub time! All this fun while learning about soap and its properties.

Soap Jellies


1 box of gelatin

Body Wash or Dishsoap

Food Coloring


Step 1: Follow directions on box to make gelatin

Step 2: Add tablespoon of desired soap to gelatin. Stir together.

Step 3: Poor mixture into desired molds (Silcone molds work best).             Add food coloring and stir.

Step 4: Place molds into fridge to chill. About 8 hours.

Step 5: Remove from molds and enjoy!

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Crafts and Creations: Biscottis

Take your taste buds on a sweet 

adventure with these biscottis. Help 

guide your learners on the process of 

dough making and baking.

Step 1: Create the dough using 

your favorite biscotti recipe.

Step 2: Place onto baking sheet and shape into loaf. 

Step 3: Bake at 375* for 25 minutes

Step 4 : Slice cookie log diagonally.

Step 5: Decorate and add desired chocolate. We even decorated one as Ms.Biscotti, a character from the


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Crafts and Creations: Paper Making
Paper Making

Items Needed:

Scrap Paper


Canvas on frame

Tulle or Mesh


How to prepare screen:

Step 1: Cut away and remove canvas from wood frame.

Step 2: Cut tulle/mesh to fit frame allowing 1" extra fabric around the edges.

Step 2: Tape or hot glue tulle/mesh to wood frame. Set aside for now

How to create Paper:

Step 1: Use scrap paper of choice (old newspaper/ flyers/ junk mail/ etc.) and tear into small bits.

Step 2: Place your bits of paper into kitchen blender with 1 cup of water. Blend together to make pulp. Consistency will be mostly smooth.

Step 3: Pour onto prepared screen and press with wet sponge to flatten and fill screen.

Step 4: Allow to dry before removing from screen.

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Bat Cakes!

Items Needed :

Complete Pancake Mix


Food Coloring

Candy Eyes

Squeeze bottle

Step1: Add pancake mix and water in bowl to make batter.

Step 2: Add food coloring to the batter to create a gray batter.

Step 2: Pour batter into squeeze bottle.

Step 3: Squeeze batter onto griddle in the best form of a bat as possible. 

Step 4: Allow to cook, then carefully flip to cook the other side.

Step 5: Add candy eyes and Enjoy!

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Creative Crayons

Items Needed:

Old or unused crayons

Old or unused muffin pans


Step 1: Preheat oven to 300*

Step 2: Remove any paper from old crayons and break up crayons into smaller bits.

Step 3: Add bits of crayons into muffin pans. Feel free to combine and create any color way inside of each muffin cup. Tip: Having multiple colors in one cup turns out fun and cool!

Step 4: Once you have filled as many of the muffin cups as desired, place in preheated oven. Bake 15 min.

Step 5: Remove from oven and allow time to cool and set. 

Step 6: Enjoy your new crayon creations!

The best things my kids loved about these crayons is that they could have multiple colors in one convenient crayon and stack them all up- regular crayons can't do that, ha!

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