Slime and Dough

I had this whole fun day planned with the kids. We were going to head to the store to pick up some crafting supplies, grab lunch at Pie Five (their favorite) for $3.14 “Pi Day,” then head home to make slime and homemade play-doh.

Well. Pie Five’s ovens were broken so the restaurant was CLOSED and apparently Target doesn’t even carry packets of Kool-Aid (star ingredient for the play-doh). Womp womp.

We improvised on lunch and made a Walmart run for Kool-Aid, so other than getting a much later start it all worked out in the end…

Glitter Slime! I found the recipe here. All you need is glitter glue, Borax and water:

I realize that we’re super late to the slime-making party, but it was so fun! Jack picked out silver and Isla chose pink. They squirted the glue and stirred, while I poured the water-Borax mixture.

Next up: Kool-Aid Play-Doh! This is really fun because you can change the color/scent based on what flavor kool-aid you use. Today we used Watermelon and Mixed Berry to make blue and pink.

I found the recipe on Instagram (@triedandtruemoms). In a saucepan you stir together: 1 cup water, 1 cup flour, 2 Tbs cream of tartar, 1 pack unsweetened kool-aid, 1/4 cup salt, 2 Tbs vegetable oil. Then you heat it over medium heat, stirring constantly. Once the dough forms a ball (3-5 minutes), remove from heat and dump the dough on a cutting board or baking sheet. When the dough is cool enough to handle, knead until well blended.

I actually think I was the most excited about the dough. Oh well. One of the recipes I saw on Pinterest said to add 2 packets of kool-aid to each batch, so next time I may try that to make it extra bright and smelly, ha.

So there’s our day! We made a huge mess. I ended up just tossing one of my wooden spoons because that glitter slime was NOT coming off.

Tomorrow we’re planning to head back to the lake to enjoy the end of spring break. Definitely getting used to this no-schedule thing!

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