Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Super Stove Top Slime Off!!!

If you remember, awhile back we opted to test out a couple of slime recipes to determine which one we liked best. (If you missed it, you can read about it here: The Great Slime Off). Today, we decided to test a few stove top slime recipes to decide which one makes the best slime.

Contestant/Slime Number One: Fiber Slime

6 c water
6 tsp Metamucil Fiber

Mix ingredients in a large saucepan. Cook on high heat, bring to a rolling boil. Boil for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and place in a bowl. Stir occasionally as the slime cools. Cool completely prior to children's use. 

Contestant/Slime Number Two: Super Sweet Slime 
I found this great recipe over at Habeebee Homeschooling.

1- 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
1 TBSP cornstarch
10-15 drops of food coloring

Mix the sweetened condensed milk and cornstarch in a saucepan. Stirring constantly, cook on low heat. The mixture will thin as it is heated and then begin to thicken again. When it begins to thicken remove from heat. (Make sure that you are diligent in your stirring, sweetened condensed milk will burn easily!) Add your food coloring, cool completely and play!

Contestant/Slime Number 3: Kool-Aid Slime
(You knew this was coming, didn't you??? 
I mean, can we honestly do anything without Kool-Aid around here?)

2 quarts of water
1 c sugar
1 pkg unsweetened powdered Kool-Aid
food coloring - optional
1 c corn starch
1 1/2 c cold water

Mix the Kool-Aid, sugar, and 2 quarts of water in a large saucepan. Bring to a rapid boil. In a separate container mix the corn starch and cold water. Slowly add this mixture to the boiling Kool-Aid. Stirring constantly, boil for 15-20 minutes. The mixture will be quite cloudy to begin with. You will know when it is time to remove from heat as it begins to thicken and become more translucent. Pour into a shallow pan or bowl, continue to stir occasionally as it cools. Add food coloring as desired to reach optimal color. (This mixture will thicken as it cools. If your slime is too thin, return it to the saucepan, add a little more cornstarch and water, bring to a boil and allow to thicken again.)     Don't have Kool-Aid? Well, try this recipe with apple juice instead! Boil your applejuice and add the corn starch and 1 1/2 c cold water. 

 What we decided today...

Slime Number One:  looks like mustard, feels like jello, it feels like melted chocolate on your hands, it is orange, it is really awesome! It is really slimy!

Slime Number Two: It is so sticky! I can squish it like ketchup and mustard. It's like frosting, Oh my gosh this is sticky! You've gotta try this!

Slime Number Three: Runny like water, This slime is so cold. Boy is this slimey! It is like frosting, It is gooey.

End result.... Unanamously- the Super Sticky Slime was the favorite among the children. Personally, I liked the Kool-Aid slime. The sticky slime was very sticky and required some serious rubbing and scrubbing to clean off. 

All of our stove top slimes are much more fluid than the polymer slimes we created. I have a feeling that we are far from finished with our slime explorations!

If you are fortunate enough to live in an area where you can purchase soap flakes, I would definitely recommend testing out this great slime recipe from Irresistible Ideas for Playbased Learning. (If you can't find soap flakes, try grating some bar soap to make your own!)

Do you have a great slime recipe to share? Or a post about one of the recipes mentioned? Feel free to link it up!


Ameera said...

Cool! Glad the kiddos enjoyed the sticky slime. I like how you guys tested different kinds. We may have to try out the other recipes too!

Play for Life said...

OH you just WAIT till those Lux flakes arrive Amy!!! That is going to produce the slimiest slime EVER! Hee .. hee .. Trust me, I know these things!
Donna :) :)

Jamie @ hands on : as we grow said...

Sticky always wins :P

Thanks for sharing these recipes on It's Playtime! I really need to explore more things to make. I keep saying I will, but have yet to try anything.

Slime! Fun :)

Kristi @ Creative Connections for Kids said...

I've been looking for toddler friendly recipes for a messy night that we are having. I pinned this.
Thank you!

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