It's a monster of a post today! Remember Friday's Monster Mash Bash? I'm sharing how I made the eyeball cookies; and I received a few emails asking about our Monster Slime, so I'll throw that in too! What's great about all today's projects, they are super-easy to do, especially for last-minute treats and activities.
We'll kick off with last-minute cuteness for classroom parties. We can't bring homemade goods to school, so I (in my mind!!!) am always pressed for something unique to bring in. A sale over the weekend on on FrankenBerry and BooBerry cereal was too good to resist. A stash of cello bags and Halloween scrapbook paper has brought forth special treats for our parties this week....
1 can of store-bought vanilla frosting
your favorite sugar cookie dough (mine was a store-bought kit that makes 15)
green icing color or food coloring (optional; you can have white eyeballs)
Life Savers Gummies - Wild Berries
mini chocolate chips
red writing icing
1. Roll cookie dough into balls about the size of ping-pong balls. My recipe had the baking temp down to 325 for 18-24 minutes; the lower temp is needed to keep the cookies from flattening out, and tweak the baking time accordingly.
2. Lay a sheet of wax paper under cooling rack to catch your frosting; once your cookies are cool, melt frosting in the microwave for 25-40 seconds until it is the consistency of heavy cream and flows easily over cookies. I used a microwave-safe glass measuring cup to make life easier.
3. Let frosting cool, about 10-15 minutes and remove cookies with a spatula.
4. Using the red icing, start from the center of the cookie (so there is enough frosting to keep the candy on) to draw your veins, add a mini chocolate chip to the Life Saver and add to cookie.
Note - I like to make a big bottle of the borax solution and keep it in the fridge so we are ready for slime anytime! Borax can be found in the laundry department of your favorite grocery or box store.
The ratio is one tablespoon of borax per cup of water. Mix well until almost all the borax is dissolved. It's a tricky bugger, with a few flakes left on the bottom, since unless you have like all day to shake it up, there is always a little borax that doesn't dissolve.
Oh yeah, wash your hands before and after playing with slime and in a Ziploc bag in the fridge, it will keep forever. And oh yeah, this is NOT edible.
This recipe makes 1 individual batch of slime
1/4 cup white glue
1/4 cup water
concentrated liquid watercolor (found mine at Michael's, but I think food coloring would work too)
1. Mix glue and water.
2. Add a few drops of color into the glue solution and mix well.
3. Slowly add your borax solution while stirring until you get a nice gelatinous mass.
4. Here's the best part - reach in and pull the mass out and start kneading and squeezing it like bread dough. In a few moments you will have a nice blob that looks like play dough, but will be nice and oozy when you stop playing with it.
Trust me, you will love it!