You can make one of those hot wraps that people use for neck, back, knee, or shoulder pain. Use any fabric that you have
laying around. A good size is 2 feet by 1 1/2 feet. You can also make a more contoured wrap for the neck in a U-shape. Cut
out two pieces of fabric and place wrong sides together. Stitch the two long sides and one short side. Turn right side out.
Fill with regular rice (DO NOT use quick cook or minute rice) and herbs of your choice. Cinnamon sticks, cloves, rose
petals, and such make good fillers. Lavender does especially well and is very soothing. Do not over fill. Stitch either by
hand or machine, taking care not to spill the rice. To use, warm in microwave for 1-2 minutes. Feel wrap. Heat further in
30 second intervals, so as to not burn the rice. Do not heat for more than 3 minutes. To store, put in a large plastic bag
and keep in freezer, which helps the wrap stay fragrant longer.
Prophets Memory Game
From lds.org, download pictures of all the prophets. Size them to be small and make two copies
of each prophet. Cut out and glue each to a piece of cardboard. Cut the cardboard to fit the picture. You now have a game
of "Memory" using the prophets.
Take some pinecones and put in a bucket. Add water to cover and add a cup or so of epsom salts. Soak overnight, then remove
from water and let dry. Throw these in a fire as kindling. The epsom salts will make the fire burn different colors. Kids
love these for campfires.
Homemade Craft Supplies for Kids
3 cups flour
1 1/2 cups salt
6 tsp. cream of tartar
3 cups cool water
3 Tbsp oil
Mix dry ingredients in a big cooking pot. Blend liquids together in a bowl. Combine with dry ingredients and cook over
medium heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat when dough pulls away from the sides of the pot and can be pinched without
sticking (about 5 min.) Turn onto board or counter and knead until smooth play dough consistency. Store in an airtight container.
Cornstarch Finger paint
3 tbsps. sugar
1/2 cup cornstarch
2 cups cold water
or liquid dishwashing soap
Mix sugar and cornstarch in medium saucepan over low heat. Add cold water and stir until mixture is thick. Remove from
heat. Divide into four or five portions (in muffin tins or cups). Add a drop or two of food coloring to each portion and a
pinch of soap flakes or soap. Stir and let cool. Store in airtight container.