Slime Time: Tips on Creating a Cool Concoction

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Fayetteville Kid Offers Tips on Creating a Cool Concoction

By Dave Woods • Official Kids Mag

What do you get when you mix shaving cream, glue, contact lens solution, baking soda, blue paint and water?
Many people’s first guess is probably, “A MESS!”
A mess or not, Annallen Blaich doesn’t care.
To the 8-year-old third grader at Vandergriff Elementary in Fayetteville, it’s SLIME, and it’s just plain fun.
“It’s squishy and stretchy and makes bubbles,” she explained. “It’s cool.”
Annallen’s adults gave their daughter a SLIME kit for Christmas last year and the science savvy kid ran with it.
“I started watching videos and figured it out,” she said. “I make Fluffy SLIME and Glitter SLIME and Toothpaste SLIME and Regular SLIME. I like the Fluffy SLIME because it’s so soft and sometimes it turns metallic.”
SLIME had its humble beginnings, on Double Dare, a longtime favorite kid’s show on Nickelodeon. Losing game show contestants and celebrities were covered in the green goo to everyone’s delight. Today, SLIME has taken on a life of its own and created a monster craze around the globe.
Annallen is riding the SLIME wave and offered to let Official Kids Mag in on some of her SLIME secrets.
“You have to stir it really well so it will stick,” she advised. “You can put in fake snow, shaving cream, metallic powder, food dye, toothpaste, soap and paint if you want.”
Annallen said making SLIME isn’t dangerous, just messy. Her first SLIME experiment didn’t go well, but that didn’t deter her.
“I got a slime kit for Christmas,” she said. “The activator didn’t work at all. I experimented. The basic ingredients are glue and an activator. I use saline (contact) solution and baking soda. It really works.”
With so many SLIME recipes and formulas available today, you might think it would be hard for an 8-year-old budding scientist to decide on a favorite. Not for Annallen.
“I like Blue Fluffy SLIME,” she said, without hesitation. “My parents like to play with it. It’s fun.”

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