Hey Parents! It's a snow day here in Tulsa and we have been very busy. If you need to get crafty and keep your kids occupied, I've got a great recipe for you! Corrinne came home from school the other day with some homemade silly putty and shared the recipe with us. There really aren't any specific measurements; the process is more important than amounts.
It's so easy - here goes!
Homemade Silly Putty
Water-based markers (optional)
Glitter glue (optional)
Disposable plastic cups for mixing
Watch carefully as teacher Corrinne instructs us!
First: glue. Elmer's school glue is what we used. You can use white or clear.
About that much.
Next, mix up a few teaspoons of Borax in some water.
Scoop some into your cup on top of your glue.
Then make a fist and mush down into your cup in a pumping motion until you feel the putty form, then grab and squish, squish, squish until it's no longer sticky!
Keep squishing until you can form little balls.
Use markers to color the putty!
Or, use glitter glue sticks to add glam!
So easy, and truly not that messy for a desperately needed indoor activity on a snow day!
This was Corrinne's 5th grade musical, "I Want My Mtv." This was so fun on so many levels. Firstly, I know all the parents had so much fun helping to dress their kids, saying things like, "This is how Mommy used to fix her hair, honey!" and "Trust me, son, the mesh muscle shirt is gnarley."
Our girl did not choose leg warmers, hot pink ruffles or an Aqua Net hairstyle. No, she chose to dress like Michael Jackson, complete with one white glove. Can you find her? I'll help you. She's right behind the microphone, in the second row from the front, second from the right. You can see her head in between Run DMC and the older brother from the Goonies. Even better, they actually sang Thriller, which is her favorite song of all time. Aside from the one girl who had a speaking part who kept referring to Mtv as "Me-tv," it was a fantastic performance. Corrinne did excellent singing as MJ, and also played a ghost in the kids' reenactment of Ghost Busters!
If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your moment in your comment.