Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Slimey Halloween Favor

I have a weird love of Halloween. I think it's because growing up, my parents didn't celebrate it. We would have family night, watch a movie, order pizza & hand out candy to trick or treaters. Honestly, as a kid, I don't remember minding as much...except when kids would come to school the following day with BAGS of candy. For a sweet-tooth girl like me...THAT was torture. But my dentist was thankful. :-)

Maybe that's why, as an adult, I love when Halloween comes around. I think it's the creative costumes, the breadsticks that become bloody fingers, the cheesecloth spider webs and ofcourse more candy than Willy Wonka's Chocolate factory. :-) 

If you're having a Halloween party, especially for kids, this is a great penny-penching party favor that's fun to make! 

Here's what you need - 

Black Spray Paint: already owned
Old Cream Cheese container/
Yogurt container (minus the yogurt & cream cheese): already owned
Any type of decoration you'd like - I picked glow in the dark (I don't care how old I am, I'm a sucker for Glow stuff) stickers: $1.99 

Total:  $1.99

This is what you'll need to make the slime - 

Borax - I picked up at my local Publix for a few bucks
Food Coloring - already had
Glue - Already had 

Total: $3.00
 ( I honestly can't remember how much the Borax was but I only used a tiny bit & you can put it in your laundry too) 

Step 1: Spray paint the container. It only took a couple of coats but I'd advise to do a very light coat first. You can see on the top that it started to puddle a little. 

Step 2: Decorate the container

Pretty easy, huh? The slime making process is pretty easy too. I'm very sorry b/c I didn't take any pictures of that process. Boo on me. 


(I got these instructions from Science Bob

In addition to the Borax, glue & food coloring, you'll also need - 2 disposable cups, a spoon to stir, a tablespoon & water. 

1) Fill one cup with water
2) Add a spoonfull of Borax
3) Fill the other cup with an inch of glue 
4) Add 3 tablespoons of water to the glue & stir.
5) Add whatever color food coloring you desire into the glue mixture & stir
6) Add 1 tablespoon of the Borax/water mixture from the other cup to the glue mixture & stir

The slime will start to form. Wait for about 30 seconds. You're slime will be ready to play with. 

This is not only a great party favor, but your kids can help you make it & it becomes a great science lesson. 

I tried to teach Guinness (my stepdog) about polymers...

I can't fault him too much. Science class did this to me too. 

Until...he thought it may make a nice late night snack...

Please don't call Animal Services or my husband...I didn't let him eat this. 

Here's the final favor wrapped in a bow, with a skeleton peeking out from that pretty bow. ;p 

Not bad...a party favor that only cost $ depending on how many party attendees you could end up to be between $0.50 - $0.25/favor. Start stockpiling yogurt/cream cheese containers now. This favor is dentist approved, too! :-) 

Did I mention that the skeleton glows in the dark?? Did I mention that I just can't say no to glow in the dark things? Did I mention I may have some left over glow sticks in my house? Just cus you never know when you'll need a glow stick. 

Thank you for reading my blog, even though I can be a little strange. :p 

More Halloween ideas to come over the next few weeks! Stay tuned. 



  1. Great idea! I have a 4th old son that will love that!!
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  2. Thanks Jen! Thanks for listening to the radio! Can't wait to check out your blog too! Appreciate your comment! Hope you & your 4 yr old have fun making some slime! ;-)

  3. This was a cool idea for a party! As a mom, you totally rock!

    And I love that you tried to teach your stepdog about polymers.

    I'm your newest follower. :)


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