What day is it? Hump Day! Well, look at us making it to Hump Day. Ha, my kids at work love to make that joke. Today I thought I'd switch things up and teach y'all how to make something. Yes, I'm still gonna claim that this is State Fair of Texas related because it was inspired by the fair.
Every year I love getting to go to the Expo sections and seeing what people have for sale. It always amazes me the things people can come up with and how much they will charge. Some of the Expos are so packed with people and sellers that you don't know what to do with yourself. Thankfully this year I was not hounded. One man even left us alone and just let us swing on his swings so our feet could catch a rest.
Monday and Tuesday the kids were out of school for Fair Day as well as a teacher inservice day. Is that just a Texas thing? I worked the holiday care our after school program provides and the theme of the two days was the State Fair of Texas. We made crafts and ate many foods that the fair would normally provide. The kids loved it. Especially the little ones who have never been to the fair. Yesterday we decided to make homemade silly putty. It was inspired by the booths at the fair that sale their random creations. Y'all I will never forget my sister begging for this magic snake thang. My mom shelled out the $30 bucks for it, only for her to catch a case moments later when she realized she was scammed by the man who sold it to her. Now mind you my seester was happier than a pig in mud. But my Momma and her wallet were not.
All you need is liquid starch and some liquid glue. We we used 1/4 glue and I dyed mine pink. Then we added two tablespoons of starch. We stirred real good. Once it started to become tacky we poured a little starch in our hands and than began to need the putty. The kids thought this was the coolest thing and I love getting to say I got paid to watch 'All Dogs go to Heaven', make putty, and eat mass amounts of junk food.
Does your State Fair have booth like this? If so what is your favorite? Do your kids get out of school for the fair?