Tuesday, August 28, 2012

SLIME

What makes any boy happy???

GREEN SLIME!
And his sister is equally happy with Pink Slime!

About 3 days ago I asked Miller if he would like to make some slime.  

Big surprise what his answer was..."YES!!!."  

I told Miller I would have to put the things we needed to make the slime on my grocery list so we could make it later on that day.  Miller knows me well and knows that I am utterly incapable of getting everything on my grocery list or including everything that I really need on my grocery list, so he decided to make his own.  And he carried his list all over the grocery store marking off as we went.
 Fortunately there were not many items on his list!

All you need to make slime is:
1 1/2 cups clear glue
1 1/2 cups liquid starch
food coloring
Add glue to the bowl (I love this look on SW's face, she is so proud of herself!)
Then add liquid starch (again, look at her concentration)
The next part is a little on the messy side.  Miller would not do it.  You just have to roll your sleeves up and get your hands in the bowl in mix the glue and starch together.  

Mix and mix and mix until you get the consistency you want.

When you have desired consistency, add food coloring.  In my plan, I had four different bowls to make four different colors of slime.  Of course Miller just wanted to mix them all together.
I know this picture is disgusting.  It looks like brains.  
Of course that made Miller love it even more!

If your slime seems too "slimy," you may need to add a little more glue.  I only had white glue.  If you use all clear glue the slime looks transparent.
Then you just squish and stretch and mush and squish and fold until it is just how you want it.
As excited as Miller was about making slime, it took a little while until he was ready to get his hands in it.
But it did not take long
 before he loved it!
The slime provided hours of fun this afternoon.
Poor Sage could not figure out what was going on.
I had to seriously threaten Miller and Sara Wells just to get them to stop playing with their slime long enough to make it on time to pick up Ella (I was not the last in line today, but very close)
Although Ella was very sad she did not get to help make the slime (she is very sad that life goes on without her home with us) she had lots of fun playing with the slime!

Have fun making this with your kids (or for yourself, I won't tell anyone)!

Guaranteed hours of fun!!!

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