My kids love making slime!
I’m not sure why, maybe its the feeling of the goo in their hands or the excitement of taking simple household ingredients and turning it into something they can sell. Whatever it is, as the mom of a pre-teen boy and girl, I find my children to rarely share a common interest (except sometimes to drive their parents crazy!). Recently, my budding entrepreneurs have discovered slime and it’s potential profits. I’m told that the key to good slime is in the secret formula. This is the one my kids love from Steve Spangler Science (Best Slime Recipe). And, if made right, should make a certain “clicking sound” when poked. I’m not sure exactly what’s in it but I can tell you that I am often buying gallons of Elmer’s glue.
My son and his “business partner” have spent many afternoons building their business. My favorite story involves them finding out a few of the girls in their grade were building a competing business. With attorney’s as fathers, they went on to hit the “contact us” button on their website and threaten the girls with legal action. The best part of the story is that the “contact us” link went to one of their mom’s at work.
A few days later, I was contacted by the school and told that the boys could not collect money on school property and would have to give back the money that they collected. Needless to say, they were not too happy. Of course, the egregious amounts of money that their friends were willing to spend on slime certainly deserved to be returned.
I’m convinced that the true business here would be for someone to clean up the mess created by the slime- like the blue spots on my family room wall and ceiling (yes, ceiling!).
Why do all creative, family building activities involve such a mess?!
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