Summer’s off and running! The boys are glad to be out of school and I’m enjoying spending some extra time with them. On the last day of school I told them to think of fun things that we could do together during the time that I’m home until I get a job. I suggested to Josh that we could do some science experiments. He loves that and immediately started looking online for ideas of things we could try. So far, we tried to make slime twice and made a naked egg.
For the slime, most recipes use borax and glue. We had the glue, but not borax. Josh found a couple of recipes that didn’t require borax. The first one was just glue and liquid laundry detergent. We tried it and never quite reached the slime consistency. The only liquid laundry detergent we had is the free and clear kind for sensitive skin. My suspicion is that whatever it is that they take out of the detergent is what we needed to make the slime.
The other recipe was using Dawn dish detergent and baking soda. Again, this never gelled into slime.
Borax is now on the grocery list. And more glue. We also want to make some Oobeck so we need corn starch.
The naked egg worked out a bit better.
We followed the instructions and put our egg in vinegar and left it in the fridge for a couple of days. It never got the clear look to it, but it definitely got soft.
Here’s a quick video I shot showing how it was bouncy and trying to get a better shot of the yolk.
Once we get the necessary supplies we’ll be working on those other experiments and we’ll definitely share it you.
Have you done any fun experiments? What else should we try?