A lot of the fun of this time of year for us is doing fun, kid-friendly and holiday-themed projects. As I was perusing pinterest for free Halloween printables I somehow stumbled across a cute blog with the recipe for "slime", or what Parrish and I call "Goop". Knowing this would be right up his alley, I hatched a plan to make lots of the slimy stuff for his preschool classmate's Halloween happy and yesterday we gave it a whirl.
-1 tsp Borax (you can find this in the laundry detergent aisle of your grocery store)
-4 oz (one small container) ELMER'S glue (don't try to cheat like I did and buy the cheap stuff from Wal-Mart...I promise it won't work every time if you do!)
-1 1/2 cup water, divided
-Food coloring in your choice of color (we used neon to make the colors super-scary)
You'll also need two small mixing bowls and two separate spoons.
Here's what you do:
Step 6: Return the blob to the bowl and let your littles smush, smash, squeeze, and stretch until their heart's content.
Step 7: Store in an air-tight container indefinitely.
We did several batches (I found that I could get two decent portions from one batch) and placed them into small ball jars. I printed some free Halloween stickers from The Twinery here, and stuck them to the jars and then tied them with super scary (and kinda cute) skull & crossbones ribbon. We'll send these in for each of Parrish's classmates at their Halloween party. I think I'll print out the recipe for the goop and send it in as well.
Parrish really, really LOVED this project. I would have loved it a lot more if I had bought Elmer's glue from the beginning and didn't have so many failures! :) Learn from my mistake and start with the good stuff.