Weird Slimes

Friday March 14 is the start of National Science & Engineering week. To celebrate it Ryan was sent a set from Interplay UK called Weird Slime.

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This is just the sort of thing that Ryan loves. Anything to do with Science or experiments.
It’s actually one of those horrible gruesome type science sets which is everything boys love and everything little girls hate. As the rhyme goes “slugs, snails and puppy dogs tails”
The set enables young experimenters to create a whole hoard of disgusting manifestations very quickly and easily.
The kit contains pipets, beakers, bowl, dyes, chemicals plus safety goggles, gloves and a face mask.

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Also included are instructions and a safety sheet which should be read before use. The kit has an age recommendation of 10 years and over (which Ryan almost is) I would highly recommend that parents do the experiments with their children and not leave them to it.
Before the actual creations can be made you do have to make up a few solutions to use. Mainly an alginate mixture which takes about half an hour but lasts a long time and another solution in the dish.
Then it’s time to get messy and create yet gruesome mini beasts. The set allows creations of ghastly slimy things such as Fish eggs.

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Gree. jelly worms which you can just about see on our green tray.

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A horrid tadpole soup and exploding leeches.

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Lots of horrible gooey slimy creations to be made. Many of them Ryan could pick up in his fingers and squeeze for more slime. Yuk.
As well as lots of slime and goo it’s also very educational, especially for the young scientists among us.
There are lots of slimy science secrets to be learnt and the set is all about polymers and of course Chemistry
The chemicals are non toxic but of course should never be eaten and children should be supervised with this at all times.
It can get quite messy and it’s best to do the experiments as close to the sink as possible and on a tray. If they need to be done on a table then it’s worth putting an old table cloth or sheet down underneath as the set uses food dyes.
Ryan enjoyed making his gruesome creations and scaring his little sister Jordanna with them. That’s boys for you after all.

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The Weird Slime is certainly weird and costs Β£12.99 it can be purchased directly from Interplay

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2 Comments

  1. March 10, 2014 / 12:04

    That sure looks a fun way to get kids interesting in Science x

  2. Anonymous
    March 12, 2014 / 14:39

    My 2 older kids would love this. We have a science set which allows you to make snot and poo – it’s truly disgusting but the kids love it. Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested

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