- Sophie &Friends
I have to be completely honest with you...I keep waiting for the slime craze to end. However, it shows no sign of slowing down. For the umpteenth time this month, I find myself cursing myself for not purchasing stock in Elmer's.
I mistakenly assumed, like duct tape, that the ooey-gooey, get all over your rug, steal all your Tupperware, never have any glue for actual art projects world would come to an end. But that just doesn't seem to be the case. In fact I'm doing more slime bars than ever. What is a slime bar you might ask? Think french fry or pasta bar - we make the basic slime and then you add whatever toppings you like - charms, colored styrofoam balls, glitter, orbeez, the sky is the limit.
That's why I love this post from Little Bins for Little Hands. They are just totally locked into what kids love. If you are flummoxed by the slime scene and are looking for a way to dip your toes into those gloppy waters, this is the place to start. The good folks over at LBLH are ready to throw you a lifeline. Trust me on this...they're on a mission to make science and stem-based activities fun and understandable for all of us.
On this site you will not only find great slime recipes, but also the clues necessary to know when your slime is ready and how to fix failed slime (something we all need to understand from our first outing - it's a given - like death and taxes; some slimes will fail). You'll also find educational Lego projects that go beyond the most recent franchise acquisition (I mean seriously, have you checked out Lego's website? They are connected to everything from Harry Potter to Star Wars). They have tons of ideas for using legos as teaching tools for everything from measuring to weighing.
I want to give a big shout out to the creators of Little Bins for Little Hands (whomever they might be), they do an awesome job! This is one of those sites that just "sticks" with you.
(Oh...on a side note - if you should find yourself bound by slime, the solution is simple - undiluted VINEGAR! It breaks down the slime so that it releases from whatever item it has adhered itself to (the cat, your ceiling, that antique rug you inherited from Uncle Henry.). That's right, you can wade into the sticky river of slime knowing that you can come out the other side completely unscathed and clean...(although you might smell a bit like a Waldorf salad)