What is green and has too many eyes? Monster! It is sticky and stretchy… SLIME! We have a recipe for a Moster Slime today.
Inspired by Asia at Fun at Home With The Kids and their Edible Slime recipe, we decided to make our very own slime.
We had been trying out our Play dough Testing and we needed something fun to try. The funny thing that happened with our slime was that when the time came to add the colour in, I was so itching to know what happened if I tried satin fabric colours. Satin colours are sparkly, shiny, colours that look really nice on the fabric. They smell paint but I really wanted to know if they would transfer and what all that metallic shine would do to the slime. We decided to experiment.
The result was Monster Slime.
Monster Slime because my children thought it was a monster with too many eyes. Our little toddler didn’t want to touch it. She actually said ‘YUCK!!‘ but our six year old loved it. He went around with it showing it to his aunts and grandma. Grandma was scared too!
What is it like?
The texture was slimy and stretchy. Just as Asia had said it would be but it was powdery and sticky due to the fabric paint even though I had added enough cornflour to it. If we stuck our hand into it, the slime stuck but when we stick the same hand into it again, our hand came out clean. The colour was shiny and definitely satin colours. It was fun. Son loved it!
How long does it survive?
We had just moved to our new home so with no curtains and a few vents around the ACs missing, we were hot and humid. We were in such chaos that we left it outside on the kitchen counter, airtight too. We saw fungus in the morning! So… it went to trash. In the fridge, it should have lasted a week but I would have thrown it in two days anyway.
Interested in making it?
You can get the recipe to the original Edible Slime here. If you want to make our monster slime then instead of food colour, you can add satin colours from here
I gave my son the Questionnaire again to record his observation. You can download your own from here and get going on the science fun too.
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