Thursday, August 07, 2008

Slime on a Monday Afternoon

I am not one of those moms that dresses the kids in white or stops them from playing in mud, but even I have limits to the amount of mess that I can handle in my home.

We have been known to bake cakes, make our own play dough, and create silly putty. But slime?

Even I should have known better than that. Just the name should have started me shuddering.

Here are my four darlings mixing and measuring the borax and glue:

So far, so good. but here are the results:

A mess!
We had blue goo on the floor, on the cabinets, and knotted into F's curly hair. Even though borax is washable, it took two cycles of the washing machine to get all of that glue out of the aprons. And F's hair? There were a lot of tears involved in combing that out. They had a lot of fun, but this is not an activity that I will soon repeat.

Where do y'all draw the line on messy activities?


Chawksgirl4ever said...

yeah we have done this before, wasnt quite as messy but it is a lot of fun!

MerrandaVK said...

My Oldest has that same train apron! SO FUN!!

Kate in NJ said...

Well...I am drawn to the really messy stuff for some reason, so we do a lot of it. ;-)