These have been a good source of calm for me over the holidays. I spent a lot of today making them and it really broke up the social time which was helpful. If anybody wants to have a go they are a mixture of hot water and liquid hand soap with glitter stirred in. Have fun :)
Hello Patch they look very colourful,I imagine they are a bit like snow globes? If you shake them the glitter sparkles as it floats around inside. Must be nice to see when all six are shaken,Did you use paint or food dye to create the different colours?
well done, and thank you.
Thanks :). I didnt use anything to dye the water, I got the glitter from hobbycraft and that changed the colour all on its own. I’ll see if I can post a video of the ones I did last week.
Hello again, I think then that the liquid hand soap may be what helps the colour come out of the glitter?
I think a light behind them would be very good too.
My eldest daughter is always finding new ways of making things, she helps at a pre school,she and my wife make very good play dough, I could ask them how they do it?
I do know flour is used but that’s all I know.
keep creating things it is very rewarding.
I hadn’t thought of that, perhaps it is the soap colouring the water. At least I don’t have to get any dye!
The playdough sounds great, if you wouldn’t mind finding out how to do it I’d really appreciate it. Maybe I could try it out at the weekend :)
That’s ok,I will ask each of them and hopefully write the ingredients and how to on here for you.
I just asked my wife who said the recipe has changed recently as salt is not used anymore? I know in theory it is safe to eat but I shouldn’t think leaving out salt would make it less tasty,,,yuk,
oh ok I have just been given a one minute recipe!
Add one cup of regular flour,and a couple of squirts of washing up liquid ( dish soap)-add gradually to the flour and mix and knead until you get the desired consistency.
it said to add any food colouring you like as you start to add the washing up liquid, it should stay quite soft especially if stored in a plastic bag.
I imagine the salt was added to make it last longer? I don’t know.
Good luck and have fun,mind the food colouring on your skin it may stick for quite a while when undiluted.()
Oh I love this idea Patch. I love snow globes so I think I’ll like these. I’m going to make some. Thanks for the idea.
When I was a kid, we had an aqua lamp - one of those with the 'bubbles' that went up and down inside with the heat from the bulb. I used to sit for hours looking at it, fascinated. I may have to get one.
Ohh I know the ones you mean, they do look good. I never had one but I remember desperately wanting one, perhaps it’s time to put that right!
I’ll have to put snow globes on my craft list for next year. I used 50% soap and 50% water for these but I think to can change the ratio depending how quickly you want the glitter to settle. Have fun!
Thank you! Just flour and food dye and soap? I may have all of those in the kitchen already so this could become a today activity instead of a weekend one.