Family FunSpot: Pumpkin Spice Slime
Pumpkin Spice Slime
What could be more authentically autumn than slime that smells like a fall-flavored latte and feels like the inside of a pumpkin? Kids Quest families, I give you Pumpkin Spice Slime! What a fun way to spend the hours before carving the turkey, digging into the mashed potatoes, and snarfing down the stuffing.
You will need:
- Large mixing bowl
- Lidded container
- 10 Ounces of white school glue
- 10 Ounces of water
- 3 Drops of orange food coloring
- 8 Ounces of liquid starch
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice
- Ziploc bags for storage
Combine the school glue, water, and food coloring
Add the pumpkin spice
Add the starch slowly until it starts to thicken
*If the mixture is too globby add water
*If the mixture is too runny add more starch
Spoon into Ziploc bags and refrigerate for future play—slime lasts for about 7-10 days
This might be a fun one to try again in December with a single drop of yellow food coloring, nutmeg, and vanilla to make it smell like eggnog, and a little micro-glitter to make it festive. Are your kids fascinated by slime? If you have a go-to recipe for the gloopy goopy stuff, please share it with us! You might just be featured in one of our newsletters!
This is a very simple, yet wonderful way to decorate for guests or to have your children carry along as a hostess gift.
You will need:
- Sturdy white paper plates—Chinet is a good brand https://bit.ly/3vARBHh
- Tissue paper in Autumn colors
- Autumn floral picks from the craft store ($2.00-$2.50 each) plan one per wreath
- Autumn-colored ribbon
- Elmer’s glue or Mod Podge
- Hot melt glue gun with low-temp glue sticks
- Small saucer
- Bowls or paper plates to hold, tissue paper, and floral picks, etc.
Take the small saucer or bowl and place it in the middle of the large paper plate
Trace around the small saucer or bowl
Cut out a slit and cut the center out of the paper plate to create the wreath shape-secure slit with tape
Place pieces of tissue paper and disassembled floral picks on plates
Mix glue and water in a 50/50 ratio and place in a small bowl—or use pre-mixed Mod Podge
Cover the wreath with pieces of overlapping tissue paper, secure it with the glue-water mixture or Mod Podge and let it dry thoroughly
Take the floral pricks apart to get the flowers, leaves, pumpkins, gourds, and other décor ready to be glued on the wreath and assist the children with hot gluing—being in charge of the glue gun at all times
Glue floral elements on the wreath
Cut a piece of ribbon and create a bow
Hot melt or tie the bow onto the wreath
So cute and so easy! Do you decorate for Autumn? If so, post what you use to create the perfect harvest atmosphere!
Pumpkin Fluff Dip
This treat is incredibly easy to make and it’s sure to disappear quickly. Not only are the ingredients low-cal, but they’re also really tasty too. Pumpkin Fluff is a yummy dip for pretzels, fruit, or vanilla wafers.
You will need:
- 15 oz Canned pumpkin
- 3.4 oz Jell-O instant vanilla pudding mix
- 8 oz Cool Whip Lite non-dairy topping
- 1 ¼ teaspoon Pumpkin spice
- Ground nutmeg for garnish
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Large mixing bowl with top
- Mixing spoon
- Small pretzel knots
- Fruit—apples are our favorite
- Vanilla wafers or animal crackers
- Orange food coloring (optional)
Combine the pumpkin and the vanilla pudding mix in the large bowl and stir.
Add the pumpkin spice seasoning and vanilla extract and stir again.
Fold in the whipped topping and continue to stir until well-blended.
Cover and chill for 2 hours.
Garnish with ground nutmeg seasoning.
Serve with the pretzels, fruit, or cookies for dipping—YUM!
Let us know if you try this dip for a holiday get-together—share some photos and be sure to give it a review. PS—If you have a sure-fire-can’t fail dip your family loves, please share the recipe. You might just be featured in an upcoming newsletter!