Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Happy 5th of May!!!

Happy Cinco de Mayo!!! Being of Mexican heritage, I wish I could say I was doing something to celebrate, but sadly, am not. :( We had plans to see a mariachi band perform this last Saturday but I ended up being called into work. Maybe I can make myself a Margarita or something. ;)
So anyway, Happy Cinco de Mayo friends!!!
Plop,plop,drop--its raining out. It has been raining for about a week now. So boring at this point. Really I want to plant outside but my gardens are flooded. Oh, and don't get me started on all the pent up energy a 4 year old can have!
We have made 2 batches of chocolate chip cookies, had fun with a whopee cushion (eventually it busted), made slimey gooey gak and even painted pinecone pets.
I need to share our gooey gak recipe!!
We use this awesome book to find all our science-y recipes! The book is called Kid's Concotions by John and Danita Thomas. We bought it at Hobby Lobby but Michaels and Amazon.com sells all their books/products,too. Here is their web site in case you are curious: Kid's Concotions.
Back to the gooey gak!!!
It is like the slime you see on Nickelodeon. And after it was finished it occupied him enough to give me a good hour of cleaning uninterrupted. So win-win!

Grandma gave us the Borax...I guess grandma's keep laundry booster in their house!
The paint we used. You can use any really but if I were you...try to get something washable like tempera or fingerpaints.
You will make two separate solutions:
{solution A}
1 cup water
1 cup white glue
2 Tbsp. liquid paint (we used washable!) or 7-10 drops food coloring
Mix in bowl separate from B.
1 1/3 cups warm water
4 tsp. Borax laundry booster
1. Mix solution A.
2. In separate bowl, mix solution B until Borax dissolves.
3. Slowly pour bowl A into bowl B--do not mix.
4. Roll solution A into solution B 4-5 times with your hands. (Best part!)
5. Lift solution A (a chunk) out of solution B and knead with your hands for 2-3 minutes.
6. Store in ziploc or airtight container!
7. If your name is Harrison, put the bowl on your head and say your brains are coming out...
Our gak.

Oh and how about a playdoh recipe,too?
(right click and save image to copy it...)
I hope it is dry and happy where you are. Or at least happy anyway! Hugs!!
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