Little did I know that the Advent calendar was first used by German Lutherans in the 19th and 20th centuries. I don't remember having an Advent calendar, and I come from a German Lutheran family.
We spent a lot of time in the kitchen as children making cookies, vinegar toffee and ice candles. What do children make today? Homemade slime rather than cookies. There are recipes for chia seed edible slime, the jello slime and the marshmallow edible slime. Let's start with the classic recipe which has borax in it.
How to Make Slime with Elmer's Glue
2 Bottles of Elmer's glue (5-6 oz each bottle)– Clear, Glitter Glue, or White Glue.
½ – 1 tsp of Borax (the tiny sized spoons)
1 cup hot water, ½ cup water.
Big, wide bowl.
Liquid watercolor or food coloring (optional)
Here are the non-Borax slime recipes:
1 and ½ cups (350ml) of water
13 drops of food coloring
2 cups cornstarch
14 oz. can of sweetened condensed milk
1 Tablespoon (14 grams) of cornflour
10-15 drops of food coloring
Baby Juice Slime
½ cup glue
½ cup baby powder
Powdered Fiber Slime
1 teaspoon (5ml) powdered fiber
1 cup (237ml) of water
You can go to wikihow HERE for the step-by-step instructions. I've never seen so much great looking slimy stuff!
Here's Santa at the Grimsby Museum's Fantasy of Trees on Sunday.