December 21, 2005
Cheap Goopy Fun
The "funnest" kid activities are often the cheapest ones.
Here is a recipe for one of our recent favorites: Make Your Own Slime.
The slime recipe we have been using is the one the website above calls "Gloop" - two parts "blue gel" Elmer's glue and one part liquid laundry starch (we used a spray starch and it works fine). Just mix the stuff together in a bowl and voila, you've got Gloop.
It's a non-Newtonian fluid which is very liquidy and sticky if you let it sit, but which becomes more puttylike when you mush it around.
Piper and Anthony like making batches with different colors of food coloring. Besides mushing it, gooping it, and bouncing it, you can also blow it into gross, Gloopy bubbles.
We have made the stuff several times in the last few weeks. Today we made a batch at the breakfast table while all the grownups were eating sausage and eggs. The adults found it quite unappealing. It delighted the kids to no end.Posted by David at December 21, 2005 10:41 AM
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