Quick and easy last minute projects/party favors, using ingredients you might already have around the house (if you don’t, they’re easy to find at the grocery store).
Pumpkin Spice Latte Sugar Scrub
These make a great gift for adult party guests (or just a fun fall project for yourself).
I was inspired by the recipe I found at Happiness is Homemade. It’s very simple, easy to follow, and I already had all the ingredients! Please check out the website for the original recipe. I’ve made a couple modifications for my own recipe (below). I added coffee and coconut sugar for scent and a finer scrub.
Mix together and enjoy!
For the containers I used this package from Daiso Japan (pictured left), and a mason jar from the craft store. The containers are great for party favors, the jars make a nice gift. The recipe would fill all four containers tightly packed, or the four plus the jar (loosely packed).
This blood syrup is a favorite of my brother (he always loves when I have extra blood from a movie, he uses it for “bloody pancakes”). I’ve simplified the recipe to make a quick and unique party favor. If you want to make it just for fun, mix the whole bottle in a bowl, then return to the bottle to have your own bloody pancakes (perhaps pumpkin pancakes?).
All you need is Light Corn Syrup (Karo syrup, clear syrup), and food coloring (red, green and/or blue). Pour as much syrup as you need into a cup or mixing bowl, add red food coloring to your preference (you’ll need more than you expect, take your time mixing it in and checking the color). Add a tiny bit of green (or blue) food coloring to counteract the pink tones, and make it look more “bloody”. You need very little green/blue, just a couple drops (mix them in one at a time to get the desired color).
For the containers I used small travel bottles. Condiment bottles and any seal-able squeeze bottle works fine.
These slime recipes are great, I really enjoyed making them.
I found the Pumpkin Spice recipe at A Pumpkin and A Princess. Please check out the website for the recipe. It worked great, the only modification I made was adding more pumpkin spice (just my preference). For the solid purple color slime, I used this same recipe without the pumpkin spice (using purple neon food color).
I used the same concept experimenting with the addition of glitter. Don’t do it! I tried using clear glitter, it didn’t really show up, so I added quite a bit and then some purple. It just sank to the bottom after sitting. It surprisingly doesn’t come off as much on your hands as I would have expected. So if you really want to add a bit of sparkle, I’d say add a very very small amount in a complimentary color (not clear, as it really doesn’t seem to show). Further experiments will continue 😉
For the glow in the dark Slime, I used this recipe from Domestic Charm. Please check out the website for the recipe and free labels. It worked great, the only alteration I made was using standard Elmer’s glue (instead of clear or gel), just because I happened to already have the glue. It looks like the clear would look great. I’ll definitely try it in the future.
Slime making tips: The borax solution dissolves in warm water, so save that step until right before you’re ready for it. Once you’re mixing the solution in, I found it easier to mix thoroughly with my hand (slowly adding small amounts solution). It takes a while to mix it to a slime consistency, much longer than a putty (think silly putty) consistency.
For the containers I used this package from Daiso Japan (pictured right), and a mason jar from the craft store. The first recipe (pumpkin spice) fits four containers perfectly, the second (glow slime) fit four plus the mason jar.
Hope you have fun with these projects. Happy Crafting!