Family FunSpot: Big Top Caramel Corn
Cotton Candy Slime
It wouldn’t be summer without slime! Enjoy this recipe that is scented with cotton candy oil for an authentic whiff of the circus staple.
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup Elmer’s white glue
- 1 cup liquid starch
- Pink and blue food coloring
- Cotton candy scent
- Popsicle sticks
- Mixing bowls
Mix water, Elmer’s white glue, and liquid starch together in a mixing bowl with a popsicle stick.
Split the slime mixture in half and place in separate bowls. Add a few drops of pink food coloring to one bowl and a few drops of food coloring to the other. Add a few drops of cotton candy scent to each bowl. Knead the slime mixtures with your hands to mix in the food coloring and cotton candy scent.
Take the pink slime in one hand and the blue slime in the other and swirl them together to make the cotton candy-colored slime.
Big Top Caramel Corn
Step right up and give this buttery caramel corn a try! This snack will take you to the midway- without the crowds and lines.
- 8 oz bag of puffcorn
- 1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar
- 1 cup salted butter
- 1/2 cup light corn syrup
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 baking sheets
- wax paper
Preheat the oven to 200°F.
Spread out puffcorn onto baking sheets.
Melt butter in a saucepan over low heat. Combine with brown sugar and corn syrup. Cook over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil, stirring occasionally. Cook for an additional 5 minutes once it has come to a boil.
Remove the saucepan from heat and stir in vanilla and baking soda.
Pour caramel mixture over puffcorn and stir until well coated.
Bake caramel corn in the oven for 1 hour or until the caramel corn is crisp, stir every 15 minutes. Immediately transfer caramel corn onto wax paper and allow it to cool completely.