Thursday, July 11, 2013

Ice Cream in a Bag!

This one's all over pinterest
And it really works!

First, take a sandwich sized baggie.

Place inside -
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup half and half

Seal tightly.

Next, take a gallon sized baggie.

Place inside -
ice cubes until about halfway filled
1/2 cup rock salt

Place your small baggie inside your large baggie.
Seal tightly.

Then you, 




And shake some more.
For five minutes.

Then take your small bag out and rinse it under cold 
water to get the salt water off.
Open your bag, pour your ice cream in a bowl

and dig in!

Tasty summertime fun!

More the Merrier Monday



My niece and nephew are staying with us this week 
and we've been having lots of fun.

Today we made some homemade flubber.
I had never made it before so as we were stirring it up
I kept telling them if it was a flop, 
we'd just make some homemade play dough. ;-)

But it wasn't a flop!
It was so easy and really cool.

This is what you need -

3/4 cup cold water

1 cup of glue

(I emptied several partly used bottles in our craft closet, 
plus some craft glue I had on hand.  We had just enough to make a cup!)

food coloring

1/2 cup hot water

1 teaspoon borax

In one bowl combine the glue, cold water and food coloring.
In another bowl combine the hot water and the borax until the borax is dissolved.
Then add the hot water mixture
to the cold water mixture.

It will immediately start coming together.
There will be some liquid left over and that's okay.

My niece, 9 1/2 years old, played with it for about 30 minutes. 

My nephew, 6 years old, was fascinated for almost an hour 
before he left the table and he's kept coming back to it throughout the day.

Even the bigger kids at my house have had some fun with it. ;-)

Farm Girl Friday #116 

More the Merrier Monday