Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Fun Mixes and Messes

I experimented with two different goops this week. The Flubber is a little thicker and not as stretchy. The Gak is really stretchy a little bit thinner than the Flubber. Both are fun to play with but the Gak is Ella and my favorite.

2 cups Glue
1 1/2 water
4 tsp. Borax
1 1/3 water
food coloring

In one bowl mix 1 1/2 cups of water, 2 cups of glue, and food coloring. In another bowl mix 4 tsp. of borax and 1 1/3 water. Pour the glue mixture into the borax mixture. Do not mix or stir, let sit for 2 min. Slowly fold over the mixture. At first it will be gooey but then it will thicken. Store in an air tight container.

1 cup Glue
1/2 cup liquid starch
food coloring

Mix glue and food coloring together until you reach your desired color. Add liquid starch. Mixture will be very gooey. Take out small amounts and work with hands until it thickens. Store in an air tight container.

Coloring leftover pasta is fun for beading projects or other art projects. The pasta I used was leftover from a casserole I made weeks ago. Since next week in preschool we are exploring the ocean, I thought it would be fun to use the pasta in an art project. Here is how I colored the pasta.

Colored Pasta 
Any Pasta
food coloring
ziplock bags
paper towels
rubbing alcohol
cookie sheet

Separate pasta in to several ziplock bags, depending on how many colors you want and how much you want to make. To each bag add a few drops of food coloring and 1 Tbsp of rubbing alcohol. Close bags and shake around till the pasta is fully coated with color. At this point you can add more food color to get a darker color. Cover a cookie sheet with paper towels. You will need to let the pasta dry over night on the cookie sheet. Open the baggies and spread out your pasta on to the cookie sheet making sure they don't touch the other colors. In the morning you will have fun dyed pasta. Enjoy!

Coloring sand is so easy. I bought a few to many packs of fine sand when I was making homemade moon sand. I thought it would be fun to color the sand and have fun with it in preschool next week. I put desired sand into three air tight containers and added food coloring. Put the lids on and shook them till the color was fully absorbed. 

I will post next week our project we did with our colored sand and pasta.

Thanks for looking happy mess making!

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