Wednesday, July 3, 2013

DIY Magic Potion Play Set

I'm a compulsive hoarder of glass bottles and jars. I know I really should just put them in the recycling, but I have a hard time letting go and they end up in my special kitchen cabinet that I hope my husband never looks inside of because he is the complete opposite of a hoarder.

I am not sure what spurred the production of this "magic potion" kit. I can't really  remember that far back (like three days ago). All the ingredients are common kitchen items which makes them non-toxic and, though not tasty, quite edible in case someone in magic class decides to sample.

You may recognize my first item from my Colored Rice Playtime post. I call it "dried rainbow." If you need a reminder on how to dye rice, go a head and click on the link above. This would make a cute present if done with Epsom salts as a bath additive (Or a cute joke gift as is).

Next we have magic beans:

These are dried beans. That's all there is to it.

Liquid sky was inspired by recipes for sidewalk paint/liquid chalk. It is equal parts cornstarch and water with a little bit of food coloring. It separates after awhile so you have to keep shaking it.

For Fairy Dust I used baking soda with a tablespoon or so of sequins for sparkle, but the sequins tend to hide under the baking soda, so you can't really see them in the pictures. You could also use glitter, but the baking soda is essential BECAUSE . . .

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. . . you want it to react with the Vile Dragon Venom (green food coloring and vinegar). 

We are waiting for it to stop raining so we can play with this outside (I think it might get messy), but it is Coryn is really excited about the set up. 

The set could easily be adjusted to make a "mad scientist kit" instead. 






 



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4 comments:

  1. This is the most amazing idea ever! I can imagine a Harry Potter fan loving this as a homemade gift.

    Thanks for linking up!

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

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  3. So cute & creative! Thanks for sharing at my Pin Me Linky Party!

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