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How To Projects — DIY

Slime Recipe

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Slime Recipe

Recipe (using liquid starch)

1/4 cup glue or glitter glue
1/4 cup of water
3 caps full of liquid starch
Bowl for mixing
Popsicle stick for stirring

Directions:

  • Add glue, liquid starch and water to bowl and stir
  • Add food coloring or paint to the glue mixture in the hue of your choice and mix
  • Knead with hands until no longer sticky

Recipe (using Borax)

1 teaspoon borax powder
1 1/2 C water, divided
4 oz. (1/2 C) Glue
2 Mixing bowls and 2 spoons or popsicle sticks for stirring
  • Heat 1 cup of water in microwave for 30 seconds, pour into bowl. Add borax and stir until it has dissolved. 
  • In separate bowl put the other 1/2 cup of water and 1/2 cup of glue, or equal parts glue and water. Mix evenly. 
  • Pour borax mixture into glue mixture, while stirring. 
  • Knead with hands until well incorporated.
  • Remove slime from bowl and discard excess water. 



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Ladybug Apron

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Ladybug Apron

Supplies:

Apron

Black craft felt (2)

Pink craft felt (1)

Red pompoms (2 medium and 1 small)

Wiggle eyes

Scribbles paint (white)

Super Tacky glue and Fabri-Tac Glue

1/2 yard of jumbo black rick rack

Directions:

Cut face out of black felt (make pattern on a piece of scrap paper)

Use white Scribbles paint to make mouth on felt face and set aside to dry

Cut out 8 2 1/2" black felt circles

Cut out 1 pink heart (approx. 3 1/2")

Glue rick rack onto upper edge of pocket along the stitching, fold ends to the back and glue as well

Place black circles and heart on apron and then glue in place

Glue face at the top of the apron and add pompoms and eyes

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Pillowcase

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Supplies:

  • ¾ yd. of fabric for pillowcase (45” wide)
  • ¼ yd. of fabric for header (45” wide)
  • Sewing machine, ruler, and scissors
  • Matching thread

Directions:

  1. Cut fabric for pillowcase 27” x width of fabric (A).
  2. Cut fabric for header 9” x width of fabric (B).
  3. Pin right sides of A and B together along the width of the fabric. Trim selvages off both pieces being sure that A & B are of equal widths.
  4. Stitch ½” seam. Press seam towards B.
  5. Fold in half with right sides together. Pin along the side edge of header and pillowcase being sure to match seams. Pin along bottom edge.
  6. Stitch ½” seam down the side and bottom. Press seams open. *Optional to finish with zig zag stitch or use serger.
  7. On wrong side press raw edge of B down ½” all along the entire upper edge. Now fold B so that this pressed edge lines up with the seam (where A and B were stitched together); press in place all the way around. Header will now be 4” wide.
  8. Turn pillowcase right side out with half of the header folded to the inside. Pin along the seam line and stich ¼” inch above the seam. Press.

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