You dont need to pack up and go to camp to have fun! Try this traditional camp activity at home. The Girl Scouts at Summer Day Camp had lots of fun with this delicious art project. When youre finished, set it out to dry for a few minutes. Be sure to dry it inside, because ants love pudding as much as you do!
You will need:
- plastic baggie with a zip-shut top
- measuring cup
- instant pudding (Dont use vanilla; it wont show up on the paper. Chocolate or pistachio work well, or you can try vanilla with a little food coloring)
Mix the pudding in the baggie according to the directions on the box. Seal the bag. Squeeze and knead the mixture until it sets. Cut a hole in the corner of the bag and squirt some onto the plate. Dip your fingers in, and start painting. Dont forget to lick your fingers clean!
The Perfect Storms - Sat. July 14 (8:30-9:30pm) What gets a hurricane blowing? Where does a tornado get its twirl? Bring your storm questions, a blanket to sit on and bug repellent. Kings Landing Park.$3 w/discounts: 410/535-5327.
Be a Bartender! - Sat. July 15 (2-3 pm) An oyster bar, that is. Explore life in an oyster community by building a miniature reef, complete with mussels, shrimp and skilletfish. Flag Ponds Nature Park. $3 w/discounts: 410/535-5327.
Sylvias German-style Puppet Theatre presents - The Adventures of Hans Wurst, Sunday, July 15, 4pm The Lost Dog Struppi; 5pm The Missing Broom. Ages 3+. The Old Stein Inns outdoor biergarten, 1143 Central Ave., Mayo: 410/798-6807.
Storytelling Sluggers - Tues. July 17(10:30am) Baysox players take a swing at Storytime as guest readers. Ages 3-5. Borders Books Bowie: 301/352-5560.
Get Hooked! (on Fishing, Not Drugs) July 16-20 & other datesCounty and state DARE officers team with State Natural Resources Police to show how fishing is more fun than taking drugs. Kids ages 7-16 learn about marine life, water safety and fishing at this free clinic. Patapsco Valley State Park. rsvp: 410/260-8890.
Hiccups, Howdy, Hugs and Hullaballo - Tues. & Thurs., July 17-Aug 2 (9am-noon)Summer 4-H Club projects include Bugs and Birds, Food Fun, and Sewing Sensations. Grand finale: a trip to an Orioles game. Ages 8-12. County Services Plaza. $10/camp, $20/baseball game. rsvp: 410/535-3662.