Ah, slime. It once was a novelty that we only saw on television, at things like the Nickelodeon Kids awards shows and on It’s a Knockout. Now it’s everywhere.
You know the story. The kids nag you to buy a DIY slime kit, and you think, OK, that might be fun. At least they won’t be on their iPads.
But you are wrong. As you meticulously follow the slime recipe, the kids will sit at the kitchen bench licking ice-blocks and watching you stuff it up. Because in my vast experience, most slime recipes never work.
And it always ends like this: the kids insist on researching the ‘proper’ method for slime production by watching 500 hours of YouTube videos of kids in other countries making slime explode in ridiculous ways.
Or even worse, they might just try doing it themselves, forcing you to set fire to your kitchen to clean up the mess.
But I’ve found the ultimate DIY slime kit: Elmer’s Frosty Slime Kit, $19.99, and I promise you it’s easy, and it works.
Elmer’s Frosty Slime Kit.
The process starts with the above photo taken by my ten-year-old, who plans to make slime on my freshly polished dining table.
Um, that's a no from me.
But I later discover that we could have, as this is the least 'tacky' slime we've ever made.