Instead, I will tell you what we did today.
D came over. It's Spring break and her school decided that Spring Break is SACRED. They will make up snow days at the end of the school year.
She brought two of her LOL dolls AND...oh my gracious! An LOL BIG doll that her mother made out of D's out grown recital tights and other stuff. IS this not the most adorable thing you have ever seen? Her name is Dawn and she is very closely modeled on the actual LOL doll named Dawn.
However, bad guy-ness seems to be running its course. Slime making, however, never grows old. So, before long, D was seated at the counter and working with cornstarch and water. That's it. Cornstarch. Water. Oh, and a little food dye.
Yep. Cornstarch, water, some food dye and maybe a little more food dye.
Sure thing. Cornstarch, water, food dye, a little more food dye. How about some more food dye?
I LOVE cornstarch and water slime. We called it Oobleck and I bet parents and teachers still call it that. When you get the right consistency - and finding that mixture is a big part of the fun -it is hard and dry to poke and touch. Then you scoop it up and it runs through your fingers like ooze.
If you want a better idea of how much water and cornstarch you need, there's an approximate amount on Steve Spangler's Science website.
You can click to watch his video, but honestly, it's more fun to toss in cornstarch and stir in water til you get it right. OK, about a box of cornstarch to 1 or 2 cups of water. There? Are you good? Food dye is optional. Considering that D an I still have blue fingers, we maybe should have skipped that part.
The glue and borax slime is actually a toy. I end up wanting to save it for further use. So I need to find a container and then the stuff sits on a shelf for months. But oobleck? Throw it away! Let it dry up and toss it in the garbage. Done. And done.