Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Push the pause button...

Wouldn't you know it...I logged on yesterday to post about Silly Putty making and we had a power surge, which effectively fried our laptop! I am going to have to postpone the series until my awesome hubby can *hopefully* repair and restore it to working order. :( Typing on this iPod is just too hard for long posts. Oy! Hopefully this series will continue soon!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Summer Kickoff--DIY SLIME!

Here it is, our first entry in the 30 Days of Summer Fun series! Kirsten and I had a blast making this gak/slime/alien snot as a birthday gift for her cousin this past weekend. What four year old boy doesn't love goopy slimey stuff, right? When we made it for ourselves earlier in the week, the girls were enamoured! They played with their gak every. day. all. day. I love it! They get bored and cranky--I bring out the gak! Okay, time to try it for yourself!

Gather your ingredients!

1 1/2 Cups of water, divided
1/2 Cup (4 oz) of school glue, clear or white!
1 Tsp Borax
Food coloring
Your favorite little helpers!

First you want to dissolve the 1 tsp of Borax into ONE cup of the water. It will look foggy.
Next you will put the glue into the 1/2 cup of water and stir until thoroughly mixed. This took a while with the white glue, but a lot less time with the clear. Add your food coloring to the glue/water mixture. Kirsten used three drops here and we loved the end result.

Stir that all together now! Here comes the fun part...Now you will pour the borax mixture into the glue mixture--watch for the INSTANT reaction of the chemicals, it's so cool!
It's hard to see the reaction when using the clear glue, but the white glue is so cool! Now you will let it sit for around 5 minutes--if you can bear it! haha! The water will begin to absorb into a big, gelatinous goober and you can use your little helper's hands to stir it around! The clear glue takes longer to get all nice and smooth/dry than the white, but it is TOTALLY AWESOME as slime! Calling Marc Summers!

Yep...gak is amazing stuff! On tomorrow's agenda...Silly Putty!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

30 Days of Summer Fun!

Since I stink at blogging consistently, I am giving myself a goal! I am going to blog for thirty days about fun crafts and activities to do with your kids this summer! We'll turn a hot, sweaty day into a fun-filled adventure. Follow along with us as the girls and I find new ways to entertain ourselves--I am sure our mishaps and antics will entertain and amuse you, as well! First item on our list of fun things? Home made Gak! Do you remember Nickelodeon Gak? Let's refresh your memory...

 Call it what you will--slime, alien snot, flubber, goop--this stuff is fantastic! You can make it any color you like, add glitter and make it opaque or translucent! Trust and your kids are going to want to play with it all day long!

See you on Monday!!