Thursday, July 27, 2017

Shark Week Shenanigans

We have been ALL ABOUT sharks this week, anybody else?  We've been watching and learning a TON and so I thought it would be fitting to do a couple of little shark activities.

The boys have been begging me to make slime and so when I saw this shark slime recipe HERE I knew it was finally time to bite the bullet and make some slime!

The ingredients were simple and the entire process seemed pretty basic so we dove right in :)




All we did was pour 1 bottle of Elmer's blue glitter glue into a bowl, then sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon baking soda on top and mix that together with a spoon.  Then I poured in 1 1/2 tablespoons of contact solution and the kids kneaded it until it was slime!  So so so easy!




I picked up a package of sharks at Michael's when I was grabbing the glue (which is actually cheaper on Amazon) and they had a blast playing sharks in the slime.






Huge shoutout to the Night Owl Blog for such a fun idea!  And here's a little video :)


We also made newspaper sharks out of supplies that we had on hand.  First the kids painted some white cardstock to look like water and we set it out in the sun to dry.



Next we cut shark shapes out of newspaper, mouths out of black card stock and teeth out of white  card stock.   Then we cut their "ocean paper" into waves and glued everything all together.  





Mason's crazy craft face which I didn't think could get any better... but with his Dumb and Dumber hair (do y'all see it?!?!) I can NOT stop laughing!!!  Thank goodness this boy will be getting a haircut before school starts back and we'll be using gel again on a regular basis! :)


Luke was "too busy" to finish his, but I have two super fun sharks up on our fridge as a shark week memento.

Hoping that y'all are having a great week and watching a ton of shark shows :)

28 comments :

  1. So CUTE! My 9 year old has been making slime all summer!

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    1. Would love to try out your recipe! Shoot me an email :)

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  2. Those sharks are super cute!!!

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  3. I'm glad to see your slime recipe doesn't include Borax. As a middle school teacher, we found that many of our students began to have some health issues once they started to play wth the homemade slime. We shared an article with the patents about the dangers of some of the ingredients in the slime and wondered if some ingredients could be the culprit. Obviously we can't be sure, but some of those ingredients have powerful chemicals!

    We love Shark Week here! We had seafood the first night it was on, have been reading all of our shark books, making Lego sharks, and we even made shark teeth snacks (check out Pinterest). Shark Week is a fun time in our house.

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    1. I'd heard that about Borax and loved that this recipe because everything was harmless! Love that you make shark week so much fun!

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  4. Yessssssssss! It's all about Shark Week over here too!

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  5. My 5 year old son is OBSESSED with sharks right now and loving shark week. Cute ideas!!

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  6. Awww, those are too cute! Glittery slime looks fun even to me ;)

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  7. I might have laugh-cried at "dumb and dumber hair" haha a classic! ;D

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    1. He can also do "Dwight" hair if we part it :)

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  8. Oh my goodness, the Dumb and Dumber hair! Bahahaha.

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  9. Absolutely love all of the crafts you do with the kiddos. I don't have kids yet, but definitely feeling inspired for all the fun activities one day. #momlifegoals

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  10. I adore these crafts!! Shark week is so fun. What a great way to get the kids in the spirit. :)

    -Sarah
    whatsheexclaimed.blogspot.com

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  11. After reading this we did slime last night too! Thanks for posting. Our local CVS only had one bottle of glitter glue left, so we did one recipe with that and the other with normal Elmer's school glue. The one with the glitter glue was VERY sticky.. it didn't work out very well for some reason. The normal glue worked out great. I'm not sure why there would be a difference, but there was a big one! Maybe my daughter just didn't knead it enough.. I'm not sure.

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  12. We tried this today and it didn't turn out :( not sure what we did wrong, I tried kneading it and it was a sticky mess and never hardened up :(

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