Friday, October 11, 2019

Fluffy Pumpkin Slime

I used to be fun... For some reason when the kids were younger it seems like we "did" more? I don't know how... maybe I just documented more because I didn't get fussed at for pictures or whatnot... I don't know. Regardless, I heard one of my kids mention that we don't do a whole lot of projects any more. (surprisingly it was my eldest who is moved out!) but it broke me and I wanted to remedy that, immediately! Even if the kids are big, projects are FUN! And we have the privilege to have little Ace with us so often I want him to remember fun projects with Chas Burrell and the kids. 
So we are making fluffy pumpkin slime. 
It's easy. It's messy. It's fun.

Here's what we did!

First of all, we took a mason jar and cut out a face to put on the jar. Just like we would for a jack-o-lantern.  

We took our triangle eyes and nose and our haphazard mouth and stuck them on the jar with a glue stick.

Then we got a large bowl and began to mix the following:
4 cups shaving cream
1/2 cup elmers glue
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 Tbsp (plus more if slime is still too sticky) saline solution
Food Coloring
We plopped the shaving cream into our bowl.
We dropped some food coloring into our glue. (we ended up using LOTS more to get the orange pumpkin color we wanted)
We mixed the two together and added the baking soda and contact solution.
We started off by mixing with a spatula, but that was short lived, because most of us can't wait to get our hands IN the slime and we did JUST that.... We started kneading and squishing and mixing...
and mixing....
and mixing....
and stretching...
Til we got a nice smooth consistency that didn't stick to our hands too much. 
I bought a little pack of creepy crawler bugs to add to our slime, and for some reason it came with that mega creepy skull, I don't know why. 
This guy LOVED it.
He played and played and played with his slime!!!
Not much better than a fun hands on activity!

He loved it so much, he hardly wanted much of a nap and woke up extra early to be able to play with it some more. I call that a BIG WIN!!!
I have more ideas for projects for us. And note my big kids enjoyed this too! They are just not as excited for me to take their picture. haha.. breaks my heart.

Have some fun! Make some slime! 

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