elijah's new obsession is the teenage mutant ninja turtles. my mom got him the entire ninja turtles set for christmas so i couldn't wait to make him his very first batch of ninja turtle ooze. i basically made elijah's day when i made ooze for him to play with yesterday. surprisingly, i was sent this large box of 20 mule team borax right around the same time i got my brilliant idea to make it, so it worked out perfectly.
it is very simple to make, the ingredients are cheap, and they lead to hours of fun. below is the list of ingredients along with the recipe to get you on your way to making ooze for your little one.
as if this project isn't inexpensive enough, two six cherries on top readers will get the chance to win a box of borax to make hundreds of batches of ooze.
ninja turtle ooze
- 20 mule team borax
- 5 oz. bottle of clear school glue
- yellow food coloring
- green food coloring
- 2 containers
in the FIRST container, mix...
- 1 cup of warm water
- 1/2 teaspoon of borax
in the SECOND container, mix...
- 1/2 cup of water
- the entire 5 oz. bottle of glue
- 2 drops of green food coloring
- 5 drops of yellow food coloring
pour the mixture in the FIRST container into the mixture in the SECOND container (be sure to do it exactly like this because it does make a difference) and watch your ooze come to life.
stir a little if needed.
elijah played with this for over an hour and i actually had to be the bad guy and take it away or he would have continued to play with it well past lunch time. i plan on making some more for phoenix and tyler since they weren't here to witness the magical change when you add the two mixtures together. the color can easily be changed by choosing different food colorings. they are dying for purple. and by the way, the food coloring does not pose any problems getting on clothes or hands.
so, how about a giveaway? how would you like to win a 4 lb. box of 20 mule team borax to make ooze with your kids?
please monitor little ones that tend to put things in their mouths. the ooze material could possibly be considered a choking hazard. i would also recommend mom or dad making the mixture. although borax is a natural product, it is considered toxic in it's natural form, and harmful if swallowed. however, it poses no problems once made into ooze, but it is still best if not ingested. google borax to read more about this product if you would like further information about any safety concerns you may have. i personally feel okay giving the ooze product to my children to play with, however, please make your own informed decisions. six cherries on top is not responsible for any incidents that occur.