Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Summer Schedule - Make it Monday (SLIME)

As my kids get older, our schedules get busier! Between swim team, horse back riding, tennis, summer camps and family vacations, it seems like we are always on the go. And because of our crazy summer lives I felt like it was important to make a loose schedule that kept us grounded and having fun. I got the idea here and tweaked it a little to better fit us.


So, for Make it Monday we made colored slime! We have made slime before, but this time we used white glue instead of clear glue, making the colors more vibrant. We also used food coloring gel which also made brighter colors. 

What you need:
1. white glue
2. gel food coloring
3. liquid starch
4. small mixing bowls

What to do:
The recipe calls for equal parts glue and liquid starch. I find it works best if you pour the desired amount of glue then slowly add the liquid starch until it is the right consistency. You don't want it to stick to your fingers when you play with it. But you also don't want it too greasy and fall apart (which will happen if you add too much liquid starch). Then you add the color and mix!




It can get stringy and stretch!
You can roll it into a ball or...
you can stretch it out like spaghetti!! 
And you can mix the colors to make new colors!
Or make marbled colors!

You can keep the slime in an air tight container and play with it again and again, or make new colors and mix with the old colors. This is something we always have on hand :)

2 comments:

  1. You are so creative. Now I need to know what the heck gel food coloring is and where you buy it. I love all the cool stuff you do!!!

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    1. Thanks Stacey! I get my gel food coloring at Kroger in the baking isle with the sprinkles and icing and regular liquid food coloring. It's made by Betty Crocker and comes in traditional colors and neon colors, too!! Good luck :)

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