have you seen all those awesome diy kids’ craft jobs on Pinterest? Homemade flubber, moon dough, foam dough, glow fairies, shine balloons, as well as the like? Well I have, as well as I’ve been dying to try some. I enlisted my 10-year-old niece Mitra to assist me test a few of them, as well as right here are our (highly scientific) results.


The idea: Cornstarch + shaving cream = foam dough! just mix it together as well as you’ll have a huge stack of crumbly, fluffy, weird-feeling clay to play with. in some cases this is likewise called “fluffy stuff” or “fake snow.”

The reality: We poured a lot of cornstarch as well as a lot of shaving cream in a baking meal as well as went for it. We added some neon orange shine for great measure. With much more shaving cream, it’s stickier, as well as much more cornstarch, it’s drier as well as crumblier. If you let it sit for about 30 minutes, it gels together as well as becomes much more moldable. The structure is truly awesome as well as it’s difficult to stop playing with, no matter what your age.

The verdict: very fun however very messy. Cornstarch as well as shaving cream are two of the messiest things I can believe of, as well as mixing them together only compounds that. plus the stuff sticks to your hands something awful. however the structure is so unusual as well as you can do so numerous things with it, as well as the components are simple to clean up. So we would do it again, although next time, ideally outside or with much more protective mats/aprons involved.


The idea: Don’t these balloons look neat? just put a bit shine in, fill them up with air, as well as voila – a stylish awesome shine ballon!

The reality: as well poor the truth wasn’t rather what it was cracked as much as be. We tried a number of different types as well as color of glitter, as well as yet, in the end, the balloons all just kind of appeared like they had sand in them. And, erm, what about when they pop? That’s right, shine everywhere. Hmm. now they don’t seem so fun.

The verdict: Neither of us would not try this again. We got shine everywhere, as well as all we ended up with were some balloons that appeared like they had a bit of sand in them. completely anticlimactic. Not worth the effort nor the cost of the components.


The idea: I have been wanting to try this for ages. The concept seems simple: take a mason jar, empty the contents of a glow stick, add glitter, cover as well as shake.Instant glow fairies!

The reality: even a 10-year-old might tell the original photo was photoshopped, however we stayed hopeful. One snag: the directions state to “cut one end of a glow stick as well as empty the contents into a jar.” They didn’t mention that the radiant stuff is inside a glass tube that’s nested within the plastic! (That’s what you’re breaking when you snap a glow stay with activate it.) So really, the directions are, snap a glow stick, cut one end off, pour out the contents into a jar, then fish a lot of damaged glass out with tongs. only then can you add glitter, cover, as well as shake.

It looked cool, however nothing like the picture. It was just a covering of glow goo with bits of shine around the jar. as well as in spite of the huge “non toxic” label on the glow sticks, I was still a bit concerned about touching that nuclear goo.

The verdict: We would both make these again, however with reservations. Mitra thought they looked much more like nuclear squander than glow fairies. For one thing, glow sticks are quite awesome on their own, so this doesn’t truly seem necessary. For another, handling the radiant goo as well as the glass bits was a bit tricky. If we did it again, we’d do it at night when we might truly delight in them, since there’s only so long you want to hang out in a dark closet. They might look awesome hanging in a tree as well as we both agreed that they would be quite neat for Halloween.


The idea: Mitra asked if she might play with the staying shaving cream.

The reality: She spent a great 30 minutes playing with a huge bowl full of shaving cream. This offered at leas as much home entertainment as any type of of the other projects!

The verdict: We would both try this again. next time we’d do it outside so we might go even much more crazy with the shaving cream. We shared a vision for an perfect summertime day: legendary shaving cream fight complied with by legendary water balloon fight (to clean ourselves up, of course.) quite cheap, if a bit messy, however hey, it’s shaving cream, so it smells clean as well as laundries up with water truly easily. perhaps I ought to pin it as the next fantastic youngsters diy craft idea?

We are searching for much more jobs such as this to try- let me understand if you have any type of to suggest so we can try them in the next round! 

ps I believe this certainly goes into “preschooler” asΛοιπόν, όπως παραπάνω – το μικρό παιδί μου συνέχισε να προσπαθεί να φάει τη ζύμη αφρού καθώς και την κρέμα ξυρίσματος. Εκτός από τον Popper του Shine Balloon που προκάλεσε τα προβλήματα. Έχει ακόμα λάμψη στο μέτωπό του. Ευτυχώς έμεινε κατά τη διάρκεια του τμήματος Glow Stick.

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