For not being GIANT pumpkins (they were medium—biggest we could find), they sure had a lot of guts.
Even after I showered, I could still feel the slime under my fingernails. You'd think I'd be sick of it, right?
In fact, today at school, we're going to make PUMPKIN SLIME and I can hardly wait to get my hands dirty.
Want to make your own?
For today's Halloween Post—nine more sleeps!—I'm sharing the recipe and directions for the ultimate pumpkin slime. Remember to use the ingredients I've specifically indicated for best results—most importantly, Elmer's white glue. (We have about 10 bottles of it lying around our house anyway, but if you don't, you'll want to pick some up.)
Ready to get slimed?
Here's what you need:
• 1/2 Cup Elmer’s White Glue
• Unscented Shaving Cream
• Orange Food Coloring
• Mason Jar
• Black Construction Paper
• Saline Solution
• Arm & Hammer Baking Soda
• Pumpkin Scented Oil (optional)
Here's what you do:
1. Add 1/2 cup of Elmer’s white school glue and 4 cups of shaving cream to a bowl. Mix well and then add in a some drops of your orange food colouring. Stir to mix in the colour. Optional: You can add in a few drops of pumpkin scented oil after you mix in the food colouring—no problem if you don't want to, though. The slime isn't stinky on its own.
2. Next stir in 1/4 tsp of Arm & Hammer Baking Soda. Then add contact solution about 1 Tablespoon at a time and mix.
3. Keep adding a little more contact solution and mixing until your slime begins forming into a ball-like form as you mix. You’ll notice this is when it starts to turn into slime and becomes less sticky. It will begin coming off the sides of your container and sticking together.
If your slime is still sticky add some more saline solution by starting small and adding a little as you go and continue to knead it. The slime will take on a fluffy marshmallowy consistency—you'll know because you won't be able to stop touching it. <grin>
When you’re finished you’ll want to store your slime in an air tight container.
At school, we'll be creating our own jack-o-lantern jars by cutting out the faces from black construction paper and using some Elmer’s glue to glue their faces to the mason jars.
I've already started thinking about what kind of "face" I'll be giving my jar of pumpkin slime.
Speaking of faces, I'll show off our family Jack-O-Lantern carvings closer to Halloween—we like to surprise the neighbours with how they turned out, and some of my friends in the area read my blog.
Did you carve this weekend? Go ahead and share!
Gotta jet! See you tomorrow for more pre-Halloween fun.
~ Chase Superman Duffy