Written By Allie at CouponingInBirdland.com
Valentine’s Day turned out to be a whole week of crazy at our house. My husband worked late at school every day, and both my kids had Valentine’s parties to attend (that I was helping host!) and my son had a school reward party. Along with our normal activities (swimming lessons, church, homework) I just wanted to do one fun new thing with my kids on Valentine’s Day.
Thankfully Northeast Ohio Family Fun posted some great ideas. That morning I decided that we would swing by the store and pick up some glue and borax, because making slime seemed right up my kids alley. I picked up Ray from Kindergarten after school and off to the store we went. The box of Borax is by the laundry soap and was about $4, white Elmer’s glue was $.97.
We got to work at home; the only change I made was we used 8”x8” foil pans I already had. It didn’t seem worth it to risk one of my mixing bowls, and throwing away instead of washing just made sense in the midst of my crazy week.
Did you know McCormick makes Neon food coloring? It makes some very pretty and bright colors! Kylie chose pink and Ray blue. It didn’t seem like the slime would ever stop being so runny and sticky, but I kept pouring off the excess water and eventually it dried up. I had two empty peanut butter jars I hadn’t recycled yet so we have kept the slime in those. My son was quite amused when the slime made a “farting” sound when he stuck it in the jar, a whole new form of entertainment for a 5 year old!
I was happy that my kids were happy and entertained for about an hour. And my son insisted on taking it to school for show & tell on Friday. Thanks for the great idea!
Thanks Allie for sharing about the fun you and your kids had making and playing with the slime!
How about you, what fun and frugal activities do your kids enjoy?
Allie Werstler is a Bible-believing Christian, wife, and mom of two, five-year-old Ray and three-year-old Kylie. She loves electronic hoarding (Pinterest) and she blogs all things Giant Eagle at www.couponinginbirdland.com. Follow her blog on Facebook!