Thursday, December 31, 2015

Annual New Year Project and New Year SLIME!

With just a few hours to spare, my boys and I completed our annual New Years projects:

This is our 3rd year completing these projects!
You can find our first year (2014) here, and then the 'how to' on our 2015 post!
It is AMAZING to me to see the difference in their writing, prints and size in those 3 short years!



They keep these posters in their room all year- and then I take the old one down and replace it with the new one and add the old one to their 'memory boxes' that I have in our basement.

If you'd like to make them, you can find the labels here:

As you will read in the 'how to' post, you don't need to print them on labels.  They can be printed on paper and cut/glued.  I personally find peeling/sticking to be easier!

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We'll be spending a quiet evening at home celebrating the New Year as a family this year.  My husband is on standby for his job so he can't go far from home and has to be ready as soon as a call comes in.  
So to make it a bit more special, we made this 'New Years Slime' to play with as we wait for the ball to drop!

I found the recipe via this pin:

It was called 'winter slime'- and she has recipes for all different types of slime too- but we added extra glitter and glitz to call it 'New Years Slime!'

So we collected all of our supplies:
Clear glue (Michaels), Liquid Starch (Grocery Store), Water, Glitter, Sequins & Confetti (Michaels).
Some of the confetti was even 70% off as it was with the Christmas products!

The recipe calls for 1/2c. glue mixed with 1/2c. water.
Stir it really well.
Add glitter, sequins, confetti, etc.  You can add food coloring too, but we had so much glitter we didn't need any coloring!

In another bowl measure 1/2c. liquid starch.
SLOWLY add the glue mix to the starch mix.
Mix with a spoon and then start mixing the remainder of the 'excess liquid' with your hands until all of the liquid is absorbed.  

And then it was time to PLAY!
The more you played with it the 'bouncier' it became.

You can 'chop' it, stretch it, bounce it and leave it be and it will completely flatten!

As you can see it is totally winter break when you are still in PJs way later into the afternoon!

We let our slime sit on trays and it flattened and filled the space and we also found out it got COLD as it sat!

The recipe states it is good for about a week!
I know it is something I am going to bring into my kindergarten classroom during our winter unit too! 
(the red 'sticks' are stirrers we 'borrowed' from 7-11)

We doubled the recipe and each got a good size 'tray' full of slime!

We are off to make our 2016 glasses and hats before it's time to ring in the new year!

Wishing you a safe and happy holiday!
Until next post...next year...

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