The Crafty Geek Ep. 3 “Who You Gonna Call?” @Ghostbusters via @luckynerdgirl

“When there’s something’ strange in your neighborhood, who you gonna call? GHOSTBUSTERS!” As you might have guessed, this weeks craft is all about Ghostbusters! I have always been a huge fan of the original movies, so when I found out they were remaking it with an all female cast, I admit I had my doubts. But after seeing the preview, I can now say that I’m looking forward to checking out what these ladies are going to bring to the ghost hunting business!

One of my favorite characters from Ghostbusters is in fact a ghost! Well, he’s more of a ball of ectoplasm. That “ghost” had names like Onionhead and Little Spud, but you might know him from his more common name, Slimer! That green ball of slimy ectoplasm was the first “ghost” that the Ghostbusters successfully captured! So in honor of our green buddy, lets make some slime!tumblr_ms4utayjf01s21ghio1_500

This was a lot of fun to make and bonus, it’s a great project to make with the kiddos if you’ve got them! I scoured the interwebs to find a good recipe and I found a great one here.

If you’d like to make this at home, here are the things you will need:

  • Glue (Elmers works great, and for the purposes of this tutorial, I used clear Elmers glue)
  • Liquid Starch (you can find this in the laundry detergent aisle at your local supermarket)
  • Water
  • Food Coloring

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To get started, you’ll want to measure out 1/2 cup of glue into a bowl. Then you will add 1/2 cup of water to the glue. Stir until the water is well combined with the glue. At this point you will want to add your food coloring. Since I made Slimer slime, I used one drop of yellow and one drop of green food coloring to get that awesome color of green that Slimer is. Stir that in until it’s combined.

Next, you will add 1/2 cup of the liquid starch to the glue mixture. Don’t worry, if it starts looking like a giant booger, you’re headed in the right direction!  Mix the starch in with a spoon until it starts to come together. Now comes the fun, and slightly gross part! You’ll want to take the mixture and mix and knead it with your hands. The more you do this, the better the consistency will be. This takes about 10 minutes. I made this with my daughter and she loved this part! It was gooey and sticky and of course, slimy! You’ll know when your slime is ready when it stops sticking to your hands and only sticks to itself. Beware though, this will stick to clothing so wearing an apron or clothes that you don’t care about potentially getting messy are a good idea!

Store your slime in an airtight container. Your slime will last about a week or so!

This was a relatively cheap and easy project to do. Plus, it was a great way to spend some time with the kids! You can have a lot of fun with this project also by changing up the colors, adding glitter, etc. Go crazy! If you do this project, let me know in the comments down below what you thought about it! I’d love to see your pics too! Send them to @luckynergirl on twitter!

Make sure you catch Ghostbuster in theaters this summer July 15th!

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