Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Happy 5th of May!!!

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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!!
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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!

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Grandma gave us the Borax...I guess grandma's keep laundry booster in their house!
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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:
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{solution A}
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.
SOLUTION 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...
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Our gak.

Oh and how about a playdoh recipe,too?
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(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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