5.09.2012

Ooey-Gooey Slime for Kids {just two ingredients!}

Hello friends! 
Did you miss me?  Were you ready to call in the search and rescue team? 
Hahahaha. =D
This weekend was SO insane.

Remember I told you all that was going on and how I felt like Prince Humperdink from the Princess Bride? Well, in the midst of all that had to be done, I woke up Friday with a horrible, terrible stomach flu. As in, the "I'm so sick and weak I can't even crawl out of bed" stomach flu. And yes, this was the day before the ladies banquet that I was doing most of the food for. 

It was really, really bad.

Praise the Lord it was just a 24 hour bug and by Saturday morning I was able to function and by Saturday afternoon I was able to keep some soup in me. {hooray!} I'm so, SO thankful for my wonderful hubby..he was (is) so awesome.  I had alot of the food already, but anything that was left he basically took orders from me laying on the couch and finished it. Isn't he the best??

The ladies' banquet ended up going GREAT on Saturday despite recovering from sickness and having to speak in front of people.  Usually speaking in front of people would make me sick all by itself, but I had to focus more on just standing up so I wasn't really worried about the talking part! (yay!) I'll have pics to share with you another day that my hubby took since I was too busy running around like a headless chicken.  (I told you he was awesome.)

ANYWAYS, enough of that, here's a little recipe that your kiddos will LOVE.  
They will no doubt declare you the coolest mom EVER for letting them play with this goo.

Slime
 1.5 to 2 parts cornstarch
1 part water
food coloring (optional)

Directions:
Just add your cornstarch, water and food coloring to a ziploc back and squish it until it's all mixed up.  Then dump it into a container or a pan for your kids to play!  Or, you can just dump it all in the pan and let your kids mix it with their hands. 

This slime, also called "Ooblek" after Dr. Suess, is really cool! (And a great science experiment!) It normally behaves like a liquid, but when you squeeze the slime, it acts like a solid and gets really hard, but then it will ooze back through your fingers. Check it out..........










 I usually store this in the fridge for a week or two so they can keep playing with it.  Just be sure to dump it in the trash when you throw it away and not down the sink because it can clog up your pipes!

So next time at Wally-world or something, pick up a box of cornstarch ( I think it's just $1) and have some fun making ooey-gooey slime with your kiddos! 


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13 comments:

  1. This looks like so much fun! I would have loved a big container of slime as a kid!

    - Jessica V.

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  2. I made this all the time growing up- discovered the unique solid/liquid properties while doing a science project, and was hooked for life...haha!

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  3. If your container is large enough, you can walk on it!

    So glad the banquet went well! We caught that bug too. No fun at all! I'm glad you are well again!

    ~Amy

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  4. Gonna try this with the kids! Sounds so fun!

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  5. doing it now on this rainy day. :)

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  6. The inner child in me still loves to play with gooey slime because it's just so fun! Glad you're feeling better!

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  7. Ewwwwww!!! Cool! I think I might have to wait til my little guy grows up to do this. My girl is too much of a neat freak. :D So fun!!! Glad you survived your busy weekend! :)

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  8. Wow. My kids would love this...and yes, by kids, I mean girls. Our son is just a tad too small for it, but oh, will he ever enjoy it in a year or so. Thanks for sharing, Laine. :)

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  9. uhhh.. and where are you supposed to play with this?? maybe outside?? :) I can just imagine the mess! :) does it stain? I am thinking a great outdoor activity! :0

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    1. kitchen table fun. not messy at all! really! :) didnt' stain for us. doing it again.

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    2. inside! perfect kitchen table play. not messy really! and no stains.

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  10. Yes, we did miss you Prince Humperdink! ;) Sorry to hear the nasty stomach bug paid you a visit. Great to know you were able to make it through the banquet with your hubby's help! I want to make this slime in a huge container and have some kids walk on it. :) I have seen this recipe on science web sites but we haven't made any yet. Need to try it!

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