Saturday, July 30, 2011

Week 3

Week 3--Science summer camp...

The girls had day camp on the Puget Sound.  Every day they spent roaming tidepools, parusing the aquarium and happily handling sea creatures [and learning a lot].  For the boys, I was hoping to take them to the beach, at this time, but the weather wasn't cooperating.

We decided to take some typical outdoor fun and do it inside!

Recipe: Indoor S'mores
Craft: Sand Castle Clay

Indoor S'mores

5 c. miniature marshmallows
1/3 c. light corn syrup
6 Tbs. margarine or butter
1 1/2 c. milk chocolate chips
1 tsp. vanilla
8 c. Golden Grahams or Honey Grahams Square cereals
1 c. miniature marshmallows

1. Measure cereal into large bowl.
2. Butter a 13"x9"x2" rectangular pan.

3. Melt 5 c. miniature marshmallows,
corn syrup, margarine, and chocolate
chips in saucepan over low heat, stirring
constantly; remove from heat.  Stir in vanilla.

4. Mix melted ingredients with cereal quicky until
completely coated.  Stir in 1 c. marshmallows.
5. Grease hands.

6. Press mixture, evenly, into prepared pan.

7. Let stand at least 1 hour, or refrigerate for a
firmer bar. Cut into squares/rectangles.  Enjoy!!!

Sand Castle Clay

1 c. sand
1/2 c. cornstarch
3/4 c. liquid starch

1. Combine sand and cornstarch in an old pot.
2. Add liquid starch and mix.

3. Cook the mixture over medium heat while constantly stirring.
Eventually the mixture will thicken and turn into dough.
(This is a good arm work out--for the adult to do!)

4. Remove pot from stove and let cool.

5. Remove clay from pot and knead it 20-30 seconds before using.

 6. Cover surface with an old tablecloth (sand scratches!)
7. Mold the sand to your liking (playdoh toys work well)!

8. Add shells, sea glass, pebbles to your liking. 
9. When dry, you may have to glue some pieces on :).

1 comment:

Alanna said...

Oh that castle clay looks so cool! What is liquid starch?