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PostSubject: Silly putty, slime, gak, oobleck.....   Wed Sep 19, 2007 10:07 pm

I'm trying to find all kinds of gooey things that the children can make. (And trying to find the science behind them) We made flubber, and homemade playdough, and once a week, I'd like to have some kind of fun thing for them to make like that. Do any of you know of some really good sites for things like that? I've been using google, and found some - but not all of them work. I experimented with Oobleck this afternoon, and the results were less than impressive. So, any good recipes for slime? grinsmiley
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PostSubject: Re: Silly putty, slime, gak, oobleck.....   Thu Sep 20, 2007 9:47 am

Savannah, I do not know any recipe for slime, but my kids always enjoyed playing with slightly wet cornstarch. I do not know the ratio of water to cornstarch, but you can start out with 1/4 cup cornstarch and slowly add teaspoons of water to it. You can also add food coloring as you would with play dough. It should be a thick consistancy and will look shiny. When you tip the bowl, it will pour out. It feels 'dry' but it is wet. My kids really liked playing with it.................grinsmiley



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PostSubject: Re: Silly putty, slime, gak, oobleck.....   Thu Sep 20, 2007 11:19 am

Applause SLIME!

I am putting the cool website that it came from as well.........grinsmiley

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PostSubject: Re: Silly putty, slime, gak, oobleck.....   Thu Sep 20, 2007 1:40 pm

Thank you!!
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PostSubject: Re: Silly putty, slime, gak, oobleck.....   Thu Sep 20, 2007 1:56 pm

I have some fun recipe's that one of my instructors gave me last term. I will look for them and post them for you.


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PostSubject: Re: Silly putty, slime, gak, oobleck.....   Thu Sep 20, 2007 2:08 pm

Thank you, Pam! I appreciate that!
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PostSubject: Re: Silly putty, slime, gak, oobleck.....   Thu Sep 20, 2007 8:01 pm

Rhonda wrote:
Savannah, I do not know any recipe for slime, but my kids always enjoyed playing with slightly wet cornstarch. I do not know the ratio of water to cornstarch, but you can start out with 1/4 cup cornstarch and slowly add teaspoons of water to it. You can also add food coloring as you would with play dough. It should be a thick consistancy and will look shiny. When you tip the bowl, it will pour out. It feels 'dry' but it is wet. My kids really liked playing with it.................grinsmiley

LOL, I just created that kind of "slime" for my fiance's neices recently! They loved it, and to be honest, I can't say I minded playing with it myself! grinsmiley




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PostSubject: Re: Silly putty, slime, gak, oobleck.....   Thu Sep 20, 2007 11:09 pm

This has several slime variations.

Slime

And this one has a silly putty recipe using Epsom salt.

Silly Putty


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PostSubject: Re: Silly putty, slime, gak, oobleck.....   Fri Sep 21, 2007 12:03 am

Thank you! I think I have some Epsom salt on hand, too!
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PostSubject: Re: Silly putty, slime, gak, oobleck.....   Fri Sep 21, 2007 2:34 pm

I found a book called "The Ulitmate Book of Kid Concoctions" at the library. Too cool!! It has a ton of fun hands-on things for children to do.

So, this morning, I pulled out a bottle of "cheapy" glue-all (not school glue - as I'd already read that it wouldn't work) and added it to liquid starch. It's SUPPOSED to absorb the starch, and work into a silly putty type of consistency. Well........cheapy glue does NOT work. I tried it twice. Then I tried it with some Elmer's Glue All, and it worked right away. That silly putty stretched, bounced, and picked up pictures just like it was supposed to. The children pressed the kitten's paw into the putty to see if it would work, and make a print. :Hahaha:

Next week.........sidewalk paint. grinsmiley

And, I still want to try that silly putty with epsom salts!
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PostSubject: Re: Silly putty, slime, gak, oobleck.....   Mon Sep 24, 2007 11:59 am

Savannah, I finally found the recipes! They were down here all by the computer all along and I tore my house apart looking for them because Kelsey wants to make Eatable Playdough, and my MIL wants the recipe for it too, to share with a neighbor, lol. Anyhow, I'll copy a few of the recipes, as well as give you a list of what other recipes I have, and you can tell me which ones you'd like.


Eatable Playdough

1 cup peanutbutter
1 cup powder milk
1 cup honey
1 cup oatmeal

Mix all ingrediants well.


Woody Wood Dough

1 cup clean sifted sawdust
1/2 cup flour
1 tbs. liquid startch
1 cup water

Mix ingrediants together until stiff dough (add extra water if dry).


Cotton Clay

3 cups cotten balls
2 cups water
2/3 cup flour
5 -7 drops foodcoloring

Tear cotton balls apart into small pieces.
Mix water and cotton together in medium saucepan.
Slowly sitr in flour whilde cooking over low heat for 5 -7 minutes, until mixture begins to stiffen.
Remove saucepan from heat and place on towel to cool.
Allow cotton clay sculptures to dry 24 hours.
Cotton clay may be used like paper mache.
(Some of these recipes aren't very thorough. I imagine I'd add the food coloring just before I added the flour)

3-D Puffy Sand

1/3 cup flour
1/3 cup salt
1/2 tbsp. sand
2 1/2 tbsp. tempra paint or 6 - 8 drops food coloring.
1/3 cup water

Combine flour, salt, sand in a medium bowl, mix well. Pour into plastic squeeze bottles. Let finished paintings dry 24 hours.


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PostSubject: Re: Silly putty, slime, gak, oobleck.....   Mon Sep 24, 2007 12:22 pm

those are kool



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PostSubject: Re: Silly putty, slime, gak, oobleck.....   Mon Sep 24, 2007 1:57 pm

pamh36 wrote:
3-D Puffy Sand

Isn't he a rapper? :sillySmiley:
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PostSubject: Re: Silly putty, slime, gak, oobleck.....   Mon Sep 24, 2007 2:43 pm

Pam! Those look great - thank you so much!

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3-D Puffy Sand

Isn't he a rapper? :sillySmiley:

Rob.......I'm looking at your avatar, and wondering if your toupee might be just a little too tight? :Hahaha: batEyes
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PostSubject: Re: Silly putty, slime, gak, oobleck.....   Tue Sep 25, 2007 1:56 pm

Rob wrote:
pamh36 wrote:
3-D Puffy Sand

Isn't he a rapper? :sillySmiley:

Sure sounds like that could be a rapper name. :haha:


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PostSubject: Re: Silly putty, slime, gak, oobleck.....   Tue Sep 25, 2007 5:59 pm

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Rob.......I'm looking at your avatar, and wondering if your toupee might be just a little too tight? :Hahaha: batEyes

It's my real hair, missy. The ladies love running their fingers through it. It gives them something to do so they don't have to look at my face. affraid
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PostSubject: Re: Silly putty, slime, gak, oobleck.....   Tue Sep 25, 2007 6:12 pm

Well this might be a Little dangers if kids try it alone but kids can do it to if a Adult is there to help Make your Own Candel well All you Need is old Candel's & Candel String and Put them in a Can Like tomatoe Juise Can and then put thay in a Pot with water in it but it in the Oven and then once it's melted you have to Put in a Glass or water ever you want a Candel in but first but the String in there and then Pour the Candel Waz in there I love to make those gives me to give something to do lol


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PostSubject: Re: Silly putty, slime, gak, oobleck.....   Tue Sep 25, 2007 10:13 pm

Jacob! That's a great idea! That would be a nice project for wintertime. Thank you.
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PostSubject: Re: Silly putty, slime, gak, oobleck.....   Tue Sep 25, 2007 10:17 pm

Rob wrote:
Savannah wrote:
Rob.......I'm looking at your avatar, and wondering if your toupee might be just a little too tight? :Hahaha: batEyes

It's my real hair, missy.


How silly of me.......I should have known. Nobody would pay for hair like that. batEyes :shifty: (That "missy" thing sure takes me back a ways! I haven't been called that in years! :Hahaha: )
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PostSubject: Re: Silly putty, slime, gak, oobleck.....   Wed Sep 26, 2007 11:57 pm

I have recipes for Peanut butter play dough, Shampoo dough, and Mashed potato dough.
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