Monday, October 24, 2011

What is this called?

"Maureen, What is this called?" was the question I heard the most often today.
And it revolved around this...
Gak, Slime, Oebleck! Whatever you call it, it is a lot of fun.
It's an easy recipe of 1/2 Tbsp borax diluted in 1/2 cup of water.
Then mix 1/4 cup of white glue with a 1/4 cup of water in a separate container.
In a ziplock bag mix it all together (you can add food colouring at this time).
Add 1/2 cup of cornstarch to the bag and continue to mix.
Dump contents on to table and continue to knead.
WARNING: it will be wet at first but the more you play with it the less sticky it will become.
The first few children that saw it were quite hesitant about touching it with their fingers and used different tools.  But as more children discovered the fun it began to be pulled, stretched, poked and patted.
It was a very popular table all morning.
 We added googly eyes and different moulds.
How many children can you fit around a table?
As many as will fit!