The Campus Children's Center has been serving Capital Region families for over 25 years. We are well known for providing high quality early education as well as school age programs, we have two convenient locations to serve you.
This is a HUGE hit with our campers!
Ice Cream In A Bag
In a zip-tight sandwich bag combine:
*1 tablespoon of sugar
*1/4 teaspoon of vanilla
*1/2 cup of milk
Place the sandwich bag into a gallon size, zip-tight bag with:
*2 tablespoons of rock salt (found in the baking isle of stores)
*Ice. Fill the bag with ice until the sandwich bag is covered.
Shake for 10-15 minutes or until the liquid starts to form a solid. Then eat and enjoy!!!
Remember you can add lots of different flavorings like vanilla extract, chocolate chips, berries, experiment with great flavor combinations!
One of our favorite recipes is not for eating, it's playdough!
Our favorite Playdough
1 cup salt
3 cups flour
1 cup water
1 tablespoon oil
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
food color in desired shade
Mix all ingredients in a sauce pan. Cook over medium heat while stirring constantly until it pulls away from the sides of the pan and a playdough like texture has formed. Store your playdough in an airtight container.
We recommend that playdough be used at the kitchen table. It can be sculpted into many shapes or rolled and cut with cookie cutters.
If left out, the dough will harden.
Playdough is super for developing strength and coordination in the muscles in children's hands. These are the same muscles children use when writing!
Earth Day Birdfeeders
3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup water
3 Tablespoons corn syrup
4 cups bird seed
Mix all of the ingredients together, spread the mixture out on wax paper and form/cut into shapes. Remember to make a hole for a string so you can hand the feeder. Let your feeders dry over night, flipping once. Put string through the hole and hang them outside for our feathered friends.
(Use caution when purchasing the bird seed as several brands contain nuts.)
Best Homemade Bubble Solution
1 cup water (distilled or soft water is best)
2 tablespoons light karo syrup or 2 tablespoons glycerin
4 tablespoons dishwashing liquid (I’ve heard that Original Dawn or Joy are the best)
Mix all solutions carefully, as suds and froth are bubble busters. Scoop foam etc off the top of any solution trays as it forms, you will get more joy from your mixture that way. Pour into storage containers and, if possible, leave overnight to blend.
Hints: Blow bubbles on days that are not windy and for the biggest, best bubbles, blow on a slightly humid day.