The Entertainment Committee

Over the last few days I’ve been dubbed the entertainment committee for my five nieces and nephews.   Sunday it was home made play dough day.  Part of yesterday’s fun was slime.  Have you made slime??

Here’s Matt showing off his yellow slime.  He absolutely loved playing.


Stacey was really surprised that even though we added red food coloring, it only turned pink.  That actually made her really happy.


Dawn played the longest but that is not surprise.  She is a science nut.


Ryan was the last to join in.  It’s hard to get a ten year old away from video games…finally the ow-ing and awing drug him away.


We never did get Zach to join us.  He doesn’t seem to like gooey things and that’s perfectly okay.

It you have kids come to you house, and are willing to put up with a mess, give slime a try.  It’s so fun.  Here’s the recipe.

In one bowl mix:
1/2 c water
1/2 c glue

In another bowl mix:
1 teaspoon Borax
1 c water
food coloring of your choice

After both individual bowls have been mixed, pour one bowl into the other.  Stir.  Slime will appear.  The water can be disposed of.  As the kids work with it and squish it, it will become more solid.  Dawn made a ball and was bouncing it.  It easily killed an hour’s worth of time….

Tomorrow I think it will be clean mud.  Tomorrow is also their day to go home.

4 thoughts on “The Entertainment Committee”

  1. Another fun mixture is equal parts of water and cornstarch. It looks solid but liquifies in your hands and drips through your fingers, then solidifies again. Those hands look definitely stained! Their parents will love the pictures!

  2. I know you said you made play dough but have you made kool -aid play dough? My kids loved this when they were younger. And it smells great! And Ruth is right with the cornstarch and water. My guys called it oblick. We held race to see who could fill up a cup the fastest from a bucket of it. The warmth of the hands makes it a thick liquid. Loads of fun!


    1 Cup Flour
    ¼ Cup Salt
    1 Packet Kool-Aid
    ⅔ Cup Water *You will end up using between ½ and ⅔ cup.
    1 Tb. Oil


    Mix the flour, the salt, and the Kool-Aid together.
    Boil the water.
    Add the oil to the water.
    Pour some of the water into the dry ingredients and mix with a spoon. Keep adding water and work the dough until the color is uniform and feels like playdough.

  3. Thanks so much for entertaining! Ryan talked all the way home and for about 30 minutes on the couch with us. He is still in with his dad talking…I think that video games were about 8th or 9th on his list of favs so that says a lot for the quality of your entertainment! I will have to go in and coax him into his bed! I loved that they got to have a mini vacation with you but I will be glad to have them all home tomorrow! Now back to the wedding preparations for you! Can’t wait for that next great event!

  4. I love the idea of making slime with my grandson. Just one question – did the stain on their hands wash off easily?

    Love reading your blog and good luck with you new house adventure!

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