Sunday, September 16, 2012

Slime Rims

In case you're not in a Halloween-y mood yet, I decided to make it my personal mission to get you ready before October even rolls around. 

I mean, what's not fun about eating candy for a month, chasing your children around Target wearing assorted zombie and Voldemort masks, and decorating your porch with rotting vegetables?  

It's really okay for it to last longer than a month.

I used melon flavored Powerade for the drink above but you can use any drink you want with these fun slime rims.

During our Africa unit I made the kids some "swamp punch" (read: layered grape juice and green Powerade) complete with worms, and slime rims.  They were a hit and sufficiently creepy to convince them that swamps are gross.


Now that I think about it they may visit Africa someday and be confused when they realize real swamps are not filled with juice and gummy bugs and sugary slime.

It's so hard to be a kid.

Happy Halloween Season!

Slime Rims
-light corn syrup
-green gel food coloring (I use Americolor) 
-clear plastic cups

Pour corn syrup into a bowl just large enough to fit the rim of your plastic cups.  Stir green food coloring into the corn syrup until desired color is reached.  Flip a plastic cup rim-side down and dip it straight down into the "slime".  Lift it straight up and out and then dip it again to get enough "slime" for it to drip down the edges.  

Turn cup right-side up, (slime will drip down sides) fill carefully with drink of choice, and serve immediately.

Repeat for each cup. 

Tip- For blood rims, just use red food coloring in place of green.
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Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Great idea - I was just thinking I wanted to make blood I know how!

Joel and Becky said...

SOOOOOOOOOOO Awesome!!!! And AMEN! What is not to love about Halloween?! :) We're definitely putting our decorations up this week! Mason has been asking to for wks & I would've then...I'm just not super on the ball ;) Anyway- We're totally with you in the LOVE of halloween & are so excited! I mean...Mason has already worn his costume at least 10x :)

Dip It In Chocolate said...

Dorothy- Genius! I will update my post to reflect that idea.

Dip It In Chocolate said...

Becky- Glad to hear you are getting your money's worth out of his costume! haha

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