"My skin is kind of sort of brownish pinkish yellowish white.
My eyes are greyish blueish green, but I'm told they look orange in the night.
My hair is reddish blondish brown, but it's silver when it's wet,
And all the colors I am inside have not been invented yet."
-Shel Silverstein

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Homemade Boy Birthday Gifts!

Today is my cousin's 7th birthday party and since I'm always running low on cash, I made him some presents. I think boys are hard to make things for to begin with, but especially older ones! This is what I came up with!

To make the "bath slime" (it's actually just body wash) you simply take 1 cup of vegetable or olive oil, 1 cup of shower gel (any scent), 1/4 cup honey and some green food coloring. Stir them all together and pour into a container (I got this one at Hobby Lobby). Then I attached a card saying what it was and a nice green poufy!

I also took a Walmart 2.00 frame and personalized it for him. We're all huge Buckeye fans, so I made scarlet and grey circles with jersey font "friends".

There are play slime recipes everywhere, but I can tell you that in my opinion this one is the best! We also made Martha's and it was too solid. You couldn't play with it. This one is less firm.

1.In a glass or ceramic bowl, add 1/2 cup water and 1 cup white glue.
2.Stir in 4 drops food coloring if desired.
3.In another bowl, dissolve 1/2 teaspoon borax in 1/2 cup water.
4.Slowly add the dissolved borax mixture to the glue mixture. Stir well.
5.When not in use, store in a tightly sealed jar.

I only made 1/2 the recipe since I didn't want to use every drop of glue we had. And there was still plenty to play with for one kid!

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  1. How neat is that!! Thanks for the ideas!

  2. I love it! I have a link party on saturdays that I would love for you to join

  3. What great ideas. I love the "Sueaky Clean Bath Slime" idea. How clever! Thanks for linking up to Tot Tuesdays this week. I hope you'll stop by and participate in the giveaway I'm holding at the moment. Have a great week!

  4. Can't wait to try the squeaky clean bath slime....my son will LOVE this!