Unicorn Boogers, Troll Snot, Harpy Puke and Mermaid Mucus – DIY Slime

The weather here on the Pond has been ghastly.  First it was snow, snow, snow.  Now it is rain, rain, rain.  As a result, the Froglets are going stir crazy and so am I.  Today we decided to do something fun and mostly non-school related (although polymers are a lot of fun).  We had tossed around the idea of play-doh- but this Mama Frog is being stingy with her flour.  So instead, we got out school glue, the liquid starch and the food coloring.  I added essential oils because the smell of slime make me want to barf (real barf and no that of the harpy variety).

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The recipe for slime is incredibly simple.  1 part starch to 2 parts glue and coloring and oils (if using) to taste (well you know what I mean- get the right color and cover up that smell).

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What happens when you add the starch to the glue is the fun part.  The science of it can be found here (fantastic educational resource based for kids).  But basically it goes all gooey and wonky and looks liker you have ruined the whole thing and should toss it all in the bin.

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DSC05450However, if you perservere you will get this:

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Yep you read that right…You get Unicorn Boogers, Harpy Puke, Mermaid Mucus and Troll Snot.  Carry on.

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