I am so glad to everyone who is still here. I did the math and this newsletter is now over a year old. I’m a proud parent.
Speaking of kids, this craft came from one of my students, I work with. I was asking her about her hobbies and she responded, “slime.” As a 90’s kid, I was intrigued. I assumed it would be in the form of a large bucket that gets dumped on Katy Perry’s head after a performance of California Girls, but I was told by her that it was actually a school-approved fidget toy that you can make yourself. This week is thus mostly for kids and kids at heart or those really into ASMR videos.
She told me there are many recipes for slime and she had made them all but this was her favorite one. The only thing I tweaked was the batch sizing after I realized if I followed her lead that I would have a quart of slime.
To start, add some shaving cream to a bowl. I did not actually measure this step. You don’t need to, but eye-ball what seems to be about a 3/4 cup. I tried for a little less than a cup, but I think I ended up with a little more than one.
Then you need plain white glue. I call it school glue but my boyfriend said he had never heard that term before as I was making this in my kitchen, but the type a kid would use, Elmer’s if you will (I did not use a brand name one.) Add about 1/8 of a cup into the bowl with the shaving cream.
You then add 1/4 of a teaspoon of baking soda into the bowl. At this point, you can also add a drop of food coloring if you want. I kept mine simple. Our final ingredient is 3/4 a teaspoon of contact solution. Not all contact solutions will work, make sure yours has boric acid in it. Most do.
Then mix it all together well. You will notice it will get less sticky as you mix. When it is all integrated, it shouldn't stick to you at all. You now have your very own slime. You can add any 3D additions such as glitter or sprinkles.
To keep your slime, simply store it in an airtight Tupperware for use again.
Does your kid have a slime recipe? Let me know. I would love to hear theirs.
For my sign-off this week, I really wanted to highlight Legal Aid NYC, they do amazing work and have helped me in the past, but they also have a great resource for knowing your rights as a protester. It’s important to know and a great resource for anyone who is showing up at protests and in-person actions (which I think everyone should.)
As always, stay safe and stay crafting.