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Fox’s Secret Nickname + How He Lives Up to It (Plus Patriotic Slime!)

May 22, 2018

This post is sponsored by Kleenex but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

Within a few hours of my son’s birth, he earned the nickname “Goo.”

His little circular turned up nose, scrunched eyes, and wrinkly forehead made him a dead-ringer for Mr. Magoo, shorten that to Goo and you’ve got a lifelong nickname.

I may refer to him as Fox here, but 90% of the time I’m getting his attention with his nickname.

And let me tell you… he sure lives up to it.

I’ve mentioned before in previous posts that I frequently encourage Fox to get messy.

It takes a lot of patience (and a lot of cleaning up), but all in all, I see him learning and expanding his creativity each time he dips a paintbrush into paint or makes piles of rice in a sensory bin.

Fox’s school seems to rotate slime, oobleck, and rice bins on the regular — experimenting with textures and themes. Most recently he dug into a bin of oats while looking for bugs with a magnifying glass and a few days before that he navigated a boat through ducks and frogs in the blue pond oobleck. Fun!

Today we worked on a project in preparation for Memorial Day weekend that was a bit of a mess but will call for hours of fun to come.

We made Patriotic Slime!

The recipe is cheap and easy, so give it a shot and let me know what you think.

Patriotic Slime

  • 1 Tbsp contact lens solution
  • 4 fl oz school glue
  • 1/2 Tbsp baking soda
  • Mix-ins: feel free to add glitter, food coloring, confetti, or even beads to the mixture to your liking!
  1. Pour glue into bowl and mix in baking soda.
  2. Fold in food coloring and glitter.
  3. Mix in contact solution until mixture begins to stiffen.
  4. Add additional contact solution slowly if your slime is too sticky.

When we were done, Fox asked me to film him and greeted the camera with, “Hello friends!” because he’s apparently been watching those slime-making YouTube videos too much. Hmmm!

Now, let’s talk cleanup.

You’ve heard me rave several times now about Kleenex Wet Wipes and how they saved me on the 4 day journey across the US alone in the car with a toddler and then again at home with my 3-year-old budding artist.

These wipes are perfect for cleaning up your hands, arms, and face (because let’s face it, this stuff gets everywhere) after an adventurous art session.

I now buy mine in bulk on Amazon!

You can save up to $2 by purchasing this way and you’ll never run out, whether you stick them in your car, purse, or use at home. Find them here!

Aside from price and convenience, these are gentle on skin and have a light scent that doesn’t give me a headache like so many other products do.

We’re already planning to make this slime again for the upcoming 4th of July holiday to share with friends!

Have you ever made slime before?

Sarabeth, The February Fox

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