Friday, March 14, 2014

Making Slime with MarksvilleandMe

Making Slime with MarksvilleandMe

It has been a while so thought I would share something we have made with all of our children, which would be about 20 years or so from when my son was old enough to play with it without putting it in his mouth.

We found the original recipe on something I got free from a Tide promotion, if anyone remembers this promotion let me know so I can give the credit to them, my husband just informed me that he still has the activities from this copied onto his computer. A few years later we found another recipe in a book called "The Ultimate Book of Kid Concoctions" by John E Thomas and Danita Pagel Thomas, which we had orginally bought from QVC but can be found online by searching for the above book on your favorite search engine.

We also have "The Ultimate Book of Kid Concoctions 2" by John E Thomas and Danita Pagel Thomas if you are interested in two great books to provide years of fun for your children, grand children, their friends, and I can't lie but also for the Grown ups who still like to have fun, then these might be something you would like to look into. 

My 11 year old daughter Deanna really wanted to make some and even though I wanted to hold off until this weekend so that we could do it while my oldest grand daughter Lilly is here but we compromised to make slime today and other concoction on Saturday so check back later in the week to early next week for another post.

OK so on to the recipe we used this time.

You will need a bowl, spoon, 1/4 measuring cup, Elmers Glue (although you could use any white school glue),  Liquid Starch (we buy Sta-Flow because it is the only brand I know of, but if you have another liquid starch available I am sure that would work just fine too), and some tap water. Food Coloring if you want to make different colors.

Put a 1/4 cup of glue in the bowl.

Then a 1/4 cup of water.

This is what it should look like.

Now add your food coloring if using. To make lavender we used 2 drops of red and 3 drops of blue.
Then Stir until combined.

Next add 1/4 cup of the Liquid Starch.

It should look like this before stirring. Now stir and stir until you get the below consistency.

This is what it looks like hanging from a serving spoon.

This is the face Deanna makes she first touches it. 

You can double, triple, and quadruple this batch until you have the amount you need for your little ones.

I suggest that when not in use that you store it in a plastic covered container or a plastic zip bag. 

I hope you enjoyed making Slime with MarksvilleandMe and will visit again soon to see what our family does for fun.

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