Fun Uses for Food Processors

Food processors and blenders perform similar functions: churning, dicing, blending, pureeing and mixing. Use a food processor in many useful ways to make a wide array of practical, but fun products that save you money while providing entertainment. Once you master the fun ways you can use a food processor, you may want to invest in one for the kitchen and one for other uses.

Homemade Paper

Use a food processor for fun crafts and foods.

Homemade paper is a fun craft for adults and children alike. Homemade papers are sold at premium prices because of the labor involved. Make paper that contains fibers, dried floral and plant pieces, and recycled products such as clothes dryer lint. Homemade paper recipes typically call for blending paper shreds, fibers, dried flowers or leaves, adhesives and water in a food processor until pulped. The flattened pulp is dried on a screen. Cut finished paper into sheets.

Fun Snack Foods

Use a food processor to make fun and interesting foods for holidays, parties, sporting or social events. Use a processor instead of a blender. Make salsas and relishes by chopping vegetables and fruits in a food processor; or chop fruits and nuts for inclusion in bread dough. Discover the fun in baking by removing the tedious elements, such as mixing bread dough, by using a food processor instead.

Soap Fun

Enjoy making your own homemade soaps in a food processor. You control the soap ingredients. Use a food processor to chop flowers, herbs and body-healthy ingredients for inclusion in the soap. A white or glycerin soap base is dissolved in a microwave or double boiler. Essential oils and ingredients are added to the liquid state. You can pour soap into fun molds of popular movie characters or decorative shapes. Soap cures until hard.

It's Fun to Save Money with Homemade Detergents

No one wants to spend money on things they can make for less. There are many recipes for homemade detergents for laundry or dishwashers that are fun to make using a food processor. Children love to help in these fun, practical activities. Detergent recipes may contain washing soda, borax, baking soda and salts. Ingredients are available in the laundry or cleaning aisles in grocery and discount stores.

About the Author

Louise Harding holds a B.A. in English language arts and is a licensed teacher. Harding is a professional fiction writer. She is mother to four children, two adopted internationally, and has had small businesses involving sewing and crafting for children and the home. Harding's frugal domestic skills help readers save money around the home.

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