Week of October 28th, 2012

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Monday, October 22, 2012

Cricut Frightful Affair - How to Make Slime for Halloween!

I know many of you will be having Halloween parties this weekend and I thought it would be fun to put up a quick craft showing you how to make green slime.  This would be a really fun party giveaway and takes almost no time to do!  Plus it would be fun to do with kids.
Green Slime Recipe:

Here's what you need:

-Elmer's Glue (do not get the cheap stuff - apparently, it doesn't work too well)
-Borax or any kind of laundry powdered soap (Borax is probably cheapest and can be found at the grocery store)
- hot and cold water
- food coloring - they make some in neon colors, which are fun
- any type of plastic spiders/bugs etc. - I got a big package of them for $1 at Walmart
- mason jar

1) Mix 4 oz. of glue with 1 cup water.  Add food coloring to desired color.
2) Mix as much borax as will dissolve in hot water.  I used about a cup of hot water and just kept adding borax and stirring until it got thick and no more would dissolve.
3) VERY IMPORTANT:  Now take 1 cup of the glue solution and add slowly to 1/3 of a cup of the borax solution.  It is very important to add the glue to the borax, pouring the glue slowly and stirring.  Immediately, it should start to thicken up.
4) Add plastic spiders/bugs/etc. to slime.  Place in mason jar and decorate jar.

I used the Cricut Frightful Affair cartridge to cut out this "poison" word art at 1-1/4" with vinyl in both orange and black.


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1) Leave a comment below:  Did you ever play with or make slime before? I used to play with it when I was a kid and when you bought it, it came in these little green trash can containers.  I thought it was so fun.  Eventually, the slime would pick up lint, hair, etc. and then it got really gross.  LOL!
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127 comments:

Crhiga said...

Thanks for the slime recipe! Very interesting.

Carol

Joan Smith said...

What a great mom you are geeze Oh Pete this really sound goulish and cool at the same time...is there anything you can't do??? I'll bet Halloween at your house is the best ever!! TFS!!!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Never played with slime before but when we were growing up we had the machine that made jelled insects. It was called Creepy Crawly something. You squeezed a solution into a metal mold and then put inside a machine and when it was done you had Creepy Crawlers of all kinds: beetles, spiders, worms, etc.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Isabel Z said...

My kids would LOVE this.

Margie said...

My kids LOVE this, but ever since my son got it in the carpet....

TeddynBarbie said...

Yes, I purchased many a container of slime and those ugly wiggly insects.I would love to win the cartridge because my first grandchild is due in Dec.

Snowflakescrapper said...

My grandkids arr going to have fim making this slime. I also remember making those Creepy Crawlers.

Laney's Legacy's said...

`EWWWWWW what a great project, love the recipe.

TFS
later tater,
laney

LuvScrappingTogether said...

How fun! I remember playing with the slime that you bought in the the little trash can. Loved playing with it!

Yelowflower said...

I played with it, but have never made it...thanks for the recipe

Rosie said...

sounds like this would be fun at halloween parties

rosiemini@gmail.com
www.scraplovingminis.blogspot.com

Momof4inArlington said...

My brother and I used to love playing with slime. It was an indulgence my parents allowed, but I don't think they were as enthusiastic about it as we were. I've never made it myself and I'm sure my kids would love it...I'm not so sure I'm enthusiastic about it anymore!

Lisa said...

Oh gross.. That's the worst when it picks up nasties and gets furry!!

Bella's mama said...

I thought the slime was gross as a kid but I am pretty sure my daughter would love it now.

Sue D said...

Very striking with the orange and green color. I raised 4 boys so yes we did make slime.

Betsy said...

I never played with Slime as a kid ~ I'm old, in my day we played with play-dough. This looks like it would be so much fun!
Thanks so much for the chance to win the 9 Months cart ~ that would be great for future grandbabies!!

snappy scrappy said...

Never made it...but I remember playing with the green trash can stuff too. This is so cute...kids would love it! Lee-Ann :)

Pam said...

Looks like some u-we goo-we creepy fun for kids. My grandkids would love it! I do remember Creepy Crawly but I was to prissy to play with bugs! UGH!!
Pam

sjkoenig said...

I've played with slime with my kids, but I've never made it myself. This looks like a pretty easy recipe, thanks!

Heather said...

I've never made slime before, but it looks fun! I've been wanting the 9 month cart for ahwhile! Thanks for the chance to win!!
ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

JustJules said...

Couldn't make myself play with that stuff. But I thought it was cool!! How fun! Bet my little boy would love this! Thanks for the chance to win!

lmkindell1 said...

What a cute idea, thanks for the recipe.
linda
lmkindell1@verizon.net

Brenda said...

How fun and what a great recipe to make slime! I think the kids will adore the person who gives them slime. lol Of course I'm not so sure about the parents of those kids, but hey it is fun righta?!! So I plan on making this for my grandkids!!! lol

Debbie (from Sugar Land) said...

I actually made it for my kids, but had forgotten til I saw your recipe. They loved it.

Debbie Kuharcik said...

My grandkids will have a ball playing with the slime. Can't wait to make it and see their reactions. Thanks for the wonderful idea. You're the best ever:)

Amy said...

I remember playing with slime a time or two!

Elizabeth Crouch said...

Gross for adults, but kids love it. The date for the drawing is Oct. 14th? Posted on Oct. 22nd. It is Monday!!

Sandy B. said...

No kids at my house anymore, so don't think I'll have a use for this, but thanks for sharing!

Sandy

Diana said...

I didn't play with slime as a kid!! Thanks for a chance to win.

ehbost said...

Nice Mason jar container for the slime. I did not play with it as a kid, but my daughter did.

Megan H. said...

I love the slime until it gets all linty and gross. Thanks for the recipe. Thanks for the chance to win. I would love to have the 9 months cartridge for my collection.
Megan H.
mhcards at embarqmail dot com

Kathy:) said...

I used to make slime for my children. I think the feel of it is pretty gross. But, it was fun! Thanks for sharing this again.
Kathy:)


momma mo said...

I so played with slime!! I remember those green plastic trash cans you mentioned. Loved that whole ooey gooey stage of slime, Silly putty and play doh. I seem to remember the slime had plastic bugs too.
Thanks for the kick back to memory lane!
Love the recipe!!

Jennifer Earley said...

Love the slim recipe! Thanks :) Great cart giveaway too...again thanks :)

Babette Erickson said...

I am so happy you posted that recipe. I was just telling my daughter about making it at the Science Factory with my other grandchildren and wondering where to get the recipe. That bottle is perfect for the slime. Thanks for the recipe and the great idea to keep it in. We used to have ours in plastic bags. The jar decorated like that is the best idea ever!

Debbie said...

My daughter is having a baby girl right before Christmas this year!! Would LOVE LOVE LOVE TO WIN the 9 Month Cart.

Slime -- my sisters & I would fight with slime & then we would get into so much trouble! Can't wait to make some for my sisters for memory-sake! Thanks for the recipe!!!

Lauren said...

Thanks so much for the recipe! I noticed someone at work had made this for her students the other day so I'm excited to try it out for mine!!!

Anonymous said...

We weren't allowed slime but It looks like great fun. I must try it with my grandchildren.





sdybash@carolina.rr.com

Cheryl W said...

I never played with slime as a kid, but I bet my grandkids would love it. Do you have to be concerned about getting it on floors or furniture? Will it stick and/or stain? Thanks for a fun recipe.

hopefulcrafter said...

What a fun post, I have never made or played with slime before, but I think this is a great addition to any Halloween party (which I will be having next year, so I will have to keep this post) and I really like the poision label too. Thanks for this great giveaway also.

Marcia said...

Hmmmmm.....thanks for the recipe! I may have a use for this!

mb6464@hotmail.com
marciasmemories.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

I loved making slim for my kids when thet were little.

Gwen
gracevela@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

Never made it, but I do remember the other stuff getting furry!!! :)

Thanks for the idea!

JEM in IL

j_lewmart@yahoo.com

Creative M said...

Super Cute and col idea!!TFS

scootingranny said...

This just made me laugh...I remember my kids playing with this and screeching and running through the house with it all over them. I forwarded your link to my daughter so that she can make some for her kids. TFS and for helping me remember some fun times with my kids.
tx.deb@tx dot rr.com

Donna said...

Oh yes, I played with slime. My experience was very similar to yours and I loved the cold feeling of the stuff and the way it made my hands look webby. I've made slime with my kids but I don't think they really appreciated it the way I did!

Lynn C. said...

Slime? How neat is this? Thanks for the recipe. You are so creative

Gayla Mays said...

Slime is soooo much fun! We let the guests make their own at my sons last birthday party. In addition to a bit of food coloring, i picked up a bottle of glow in the dark paint. The slime glowed perfectly! It was a huge hit! I just found out on friday that my eldest daughter is going to make me a grandma! So would love to win the cartridge!

Tracy Anne said...

Oh how I love all the cool ideas for Halloween!!

Vanessa said...

I don't remember ever playing with slime but I'm sure my kids would love this! Thanks for the info!

Rachel said...

I remember playing with slime as a kid, but it never occurred to me to try making it! Such a cute and fun idea. Love it! :)

NinaDee said...

hahaha...I remember that slimy stuff that was sold in the little trash cans. You're right, after a while it was "gross". Love your idea for making it! ninadee@sbcglobal.net

Annette Willis said...

Love the green slime!! and the cartridge:)

Lisa B said...

Ewww, looks gross but I'm sure my daughter would love making and playing with the slime. TFS!

Carrie K said...

Yes, it does get really gross. I remember in 1982, my step dad was playing with some that was pretty gross and he spread it out over the palm of his hand (without anyone knowing) and "sneezed" into his hand. Then he said "Oh, look at this!" We FREAKED out! It was so funny!

Coley said...

I've made slime with my son before, but this is a great idea for the kids at our Halloween party! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I am glad to know how to make slime.
Scrappyone
sldotvaughtatcomcastdotnet

Paulette A. said...

Back in the dark ages when I was a kid---we got a thrill out of Silly Putty! It bounced and stretched and picked up the ink from the newspaper. It kept us entertained!
I'm sure the grandkids would prefer the slime--thanks for sharing!

Donna said...

What a fun Trick for all, big and small!

jordanbev5 said...

Nope, never played with slime, but thanks for the recipe!!

Pam said...

I was a silly putty kid as well,
but this looks like fun for the kids in my life!

Thanks!
Pam

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the slime recipe, it is sure to be a big hit.
sekala45@roadrunner.com

Kathy Salido said...

What a fun and spooky treat for halloween!! I played with it as a kids, but have never made it.
Kathy
Salido99@msn.com
http://3spoileddogs.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

No, I can't say I played with slime, but I want too. It looks like fun.
marilyn2222 @ hotmail.com
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Diane said...

I've played with slime many times and my daughter was a huge fan of it, but we've never made it. Thanks for the recipe!
dholzworth1@nc.rr.com

maribella said...

I haven't played with slime except those small samples from the gum ball machines. I have played with the green dough stuff from Dr. Seuss with cornstarch, water and green food coloring if that counts!

Crystal said...

Me & my friends made slime out of cornstarch & water & had a great time playing with it. Mom couldn't figure out why she wasgoing through a box of cornstarch every two weeks...

caj said...

I never played with slime, but my grandkids loved it and always thought it was funny when I wouldn't touch it...it was just to creepy. Thanks for the chance to win.

paperfun said...

I can't say that I played with Slime. I always thought that it was totally gross. However, I think I will use your recipe and make some with my grandson. He will get a kick out of it.

Mari

Marcia said...

Thanks for the recipe. I didn't play with Slime but my kids did and loved it. You are so right it really got gross after a while.

LeeAnn from NC said...

I am a grandmother and I love slime, esp. in neon green. Adding the bugs to it makes it even better...great idea ! My daughter recently made some for her sons and they had a great time making it and playing with it. Fun Stuff ! I would love to win your giveaway. I don't have that cartridge and I have ten grandchildren so it would definitely come in handy. Thanks for the opportunity to win it. I have been a follower of yours for quite a while. Love your emails.

motherloves3 said...

Great project and thanks for the recipe!! Happy Halloween!!

Karen said...

Great project I am going to give it a try!!!
Karen dkolopez@msn.com

dori said...

My girls played with slime. Found it on the bottom side of our sofa cushions...ummm wonder how it got there :) Thanks for the recipe, will be making some for our granddaughter.

Leslie G. said...

My son, Zach, is now 16 (Ack!), but me and MY mom made Slime to play with, too. There used to be a game show on Nickelodeon where kids got "slimed", gallons of it were dumped on them. Imagine my pleasure (being facetious) when Zach started pouring it over his head! Seriously, though, how could you not just laugh out loud at that?

Anonymous said...

wow!!! Thank you for the chance to win that wonderful cartridge. We appreciate the slime recipe also, great idea for the kids to make!!
Yolanda Corella
anorman4787@sbcglobal.net

Anonymous said...

I used slime in our science class almost every year. It is always a exciting day.
A in Co.

Sue M. said...

Used to buy slime for the kids and now the grandkids, but never made any before. What a fun project this would be to do with the grandkids some boring rainy day. Thank you so much for the receipe.
BTW: Was there a winner last week or did I miss it?


SiouxMRN@aol.com

Sharon Hunt said...

This is too cool. Will have to share it with my daughters so they can make it for thier kids. I know the grandkids would love it.

Marilyn said...

MY kids used to love slime. I never made it before though, always bought it.

Jill Rugg said...

What a cool recipe-my little boy would love this!!!

Melissa said...

Nicely done! I have only played with slime, but never made it!

Jamie said...

what a great halloween project.. i did used to play with slime i'll have to again when both my girls are old enough.. my fav was goup.. the stuff thats made with corn starch you know when you squeeze it it gets hard then when you let got its runny :)

Josie0602 said...

My grandkids would love this but not sure the son would appreciate me giving it to them...Hmmm isnt that what grandparents are for?

Tracy

Sunny said...

Uh slime...no thanks! I just started letting my 3yo play with playdoh. Slime is a whole other level! Thanks for the giveaway!

Windy said...

Fun idea! Thanks.

marg0006 said...

I do not plan to do anything slimy anytime soon. I leave that kind of gooey job to the kids, ha ha.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the giveaway! No, I did not get to play with slime...lucky you. We rarely got to play with our Play Doh. Think Mom was afraid of the mess.
Lorrie

patrap1 said...

Perfect for Halloween! Thank you for all of your wonderful ideas!

patrap1 said...

Green Slime! Thanks! I love it!

Debbie Baker said...

No, I never did play with slime.

Amy said...

What a super fun Halloween craft! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Love it in the mason jar with the bugs!

K and P's Mom said...

Never had the please of dealing with slime. I bet your house if fun at Halloween.
Would love to win the cartridge.

Mary O'Neal
redpupper@aol.com

Tammy B. said...

I played with Slime when I bought it for may daughter, back in the day! I couldn't get over how it felt wet when you squished it through your fingers, but your hands were dry! So weird! Thanks for the recipe, now I can make it for my Grands!
Tammy B.

Magda said...

I didn't play with slime as a kid - it was just to ....well...slimy! Love the cartridge though.

Debbie said...

Cute idea!!! Yes, I did play with slime but didn't really like it that much. My nieces & nephews love it so we'll have to make it sometimes. Thanks!

jcinokc said...

I've never played with slime before but great project. Thanks for the chance to win!

Kim T. said...

OMG that is so cool! Thanks for sharing! I used to play with the store bought version when I was a kid. Bet my students would love if I made this!

marymaci said...

Fabulous project, Joy!
no, slime was after my time!
Silly Putty was as daring as we got!

Gabyb said...

Oh my god! I can't believe you reminded me of that. That is so cool. That stuff was great and yes, mine started to pick up carpet fuss and dog hair. It was such an awesome toy. Thanks for reminiscing.

Cindyloohoo said...

Eeeeeeweeeee slime is gross especially with boy bugs in it so naturally your giving the nine month cartridge away. That is soooooooo girlie of you. Love it and your blog. Have a greeeeeeeeeusome Halloween lol ccn35

Abby Hartger said...

Nice! This is very cool. My mom used to make play dough and slime when we were kids.

Marie E said...

Never played with Slime but this looks like an easy way to try. Thanks

Bonita said...

Kids played with Slime for short time. Didn't last. Thanks though for recipe. Grandkids might like to make it.

Linda T said...

Thanks for the recipe for green slime. I have never made it before. I like you added critters to it. How fun!

Anonymous said...

Yes, have made and played with slime.

khamilt at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Rose said...
Thanks for a recipe! I have never played with slime.I have made play dough before!tfs
Rosebud222222222

Anita from NC said...

No slime for me! My boys played with
something like it.







Anita from NC said...

I raised 2 boys so yes we did make slime!

Merilee Lane said...

Just a quick question: Does that ever set up and get hard? Or does it actually stay in liquid form?

Thanks for the chance to win!
Merilee

D- said...

Thanks for sharing! Great gift idea.
dmcardmaker (at AOL)

Laura said...

thanks for the great idea. i didn't play with slime as a kid, but it's never too late to start :)

KatBell said...

Love this idea. I'm too old to have played with slime :(

Nanette said...

Sound like it would be fun to make with kids. We played with the slime in the trash can but never made our own.

LemonDropMemories said...

Yay. Now I know how to make slime and blood. Only difference is that the blood is edible (and safe to eat...it's caocoa, corn syrup and red food coloring--the safe kind). Is there a recipe out there for edible slime?

KathysScraps said...

Yes, as a preschool teacher that was one of the projects we made for the children...we had lot's of fun with that...I'd love to win the 9 month cartridge, hoping to have another grandbaby maybe this next year!

the_c_shorrs@hotmail.com said...

What a fun thing to make! Going to try this week!

Josephine Herbert said...

Oh great I will try it this Saturday. Thanks so much!!

Sharyn Knox said...

I am definitely going to be trying this. The kids should like this and they can help. :)

The Slaugh Family said...

How very awesome, my son's been bugging me to make him slime since he made it in Kindergarten a couple years ago. Now I know how to make it and he's going to be so excited. Thank you thank you!!

Bunnyfreak said...

Never played with slime.

Elizabeth said...

Let's just say there was an incident with "Gak" (Nickelodeon's version of "slime") and my sister's hair.

scrapdiva said...

great recipe, my kids will love it

Luria said...

Cute Jar. This has my daughter wanting to make some to play with. Thanks for sharing.

Luria

Nadia (WithGlitteringEyes.com) said...

How fun! My mom used to buy us slime when I was a kid! She was a stickler for following directions and that line on the container about "may discolor fabrics" just about kept it from being too much fun. LOL!

Scrapbooking Maria said...

kids would love this!

Lindsey Stuttle said...

Fantastic idea! I love Halloween. Great job.

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