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Category:  Children:  Children:Activities and Fun

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Rainy Day Projects

By Nikki Willhite

www.allthingsfrugal.com

Here are some ideas for days you have to spend inside.

Salt Dough

Every child likes play dough. It is even more fun if you make it yourself. This is a great way to keep kids busy inside when it's raining. After just a little work by you, they can keep themselves busy for hours.

Ingredients

1 1/2 Cups Flour
3/4 Cups Salt
1 1/2 Cups Water
1 Tablespoon Cream of Tartar
3 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
Food Coloring and scent (optional)

Bring the water to a boil, then turn down the heat and add the salt, flour, vegetable oil, and cream of tartar. Stir constantly. Mixture is done when it looks like mashed potatoes. If it seems too hard, add a little more water.

After the dough cools, kneed it well. Add food coloring or scent if desired. This salt dough can be kept in the refrigerator for several weeks if tightly wrapped. Add a little water to soften.

If you have a very creative child, who wants to keep their project, just let it air dry!

Table Top Hockey

To Play one-on-one you need:

Two Aerosol spray cans tops (paddles)
The top from a milk jugs, bottle cap, or a checker (puck)
 
Sit across from your opponent at your table. Shoot the puck across the table and block the puck with your paddles.
 
If the puck gets past opponents- you score.

Stories

If you don't have any books on hand, there are lots of places on the Internet to find Childrens stories. Here are some of my favorites that I put on this site. Childrens Stories

 

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