For her birthday this year my daughter decided she wanted a Figure It Out party, (based on the Nickelodeon show), and complete with a huge vat of slime. This is not the easiest thing to accomplish. For one thing, there are a ton of different recipes, so on a dreary Sunday about a month ago we tested out some of them. After five variations, we landed on a version made from pudding, jello, and flour.
What we didn’t count on was how tricky it would be to mix a huge quantity of the stuff. 24 packets of pudding later, my arm was tired from stirring and the bin was only half full. It turns out there was more than enough slime to go around. During the game the kids were very wary of doing anything that might get them slimed. But as soon as we let them loose with the slime it was a different matter.
I have to stop here to give huge kudos to my husband, who was the target for most of the slime fight. It was payback time and the kids, particularly the boys my daughter had invited to the party, were ready for the challenge. Handfuls of the stuff were tossed on him. His poor squirt gun couldn’t keep up… and before long he was covered in the slimy green pudding/jello mixture.
Was the party fun…. Definitely. Did the slime come out…three hair washings later just about. There is very little I wouldn’t do to make my daughter’s birthday fantastic; but I can guarantee this is the last time we will have a slime party.
In case you’d like to try it yourself…. Here’s the recipe I used:
-Mix 24 packets of vanilla instant pudding with a gallon and a half of milk
-gradually stir in 3 cups flour
-boil 6 cups + water
-mix about 1 cup with 4 packets instant lime jello till dissolved
-stir jello mixture into pudding/flour mixture and add enough of the boiling water to make it gloopy
-add green food coloring till desired color is created