This is a story about Pinterest Glitter Slime.

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Actually, to be specific, it’s about a Pinterest glitter slime fail. The fail was so epic, I wrote this piece about it. I’m hoping, when you’re done hysterically laughing, that you’ll get some kind take away. Like, in parenting there is no manual. We all make mistakes; and, the best thing to do is learn, and move on.

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So, without further ado, I’ll give you the details of this story.

To begin,  the kids were on summer vacation with no school. The days seemed eternal and we were only about a month deep. There was nothing but time, (plenty of time), on our hands. Nevertheless, it didn’t matter. Fortified with happiness, like our favorite cereal, we set to have a positive attitude. We, more specifically I, were (was) destined to use Pinterest to get through the remainder of the summer.

Glitter Slime on Pinterest

Glitter Slime on Pinterest

And…. so the madness began.

With this in mind, I searched Pinterest. There was this project, with bright vivid colors and alluring photos of children smiling. The name,  Pinterest glitter slime. The words from the images on the pin sparkled as brightly as the actual glitter needed to complete the project. I mean, it promised fun. And, also possibility. With sly words, it weaseled its way into our hearts like a sleazy politician. Comparative to a forbidden gem, it gleamed. I could not resist the temptation. Consequently, I decided that the kids were going to try it.

Brace yourself. It’s going to get ugly.

According to the instructions, we gathered the supplies. The list had only two ingredients, Borax and Elmer’s Glitter Glue. As short as the necessities were, getting them took some doing. Imagine, going to 3 different stores to find this elusive Elmer’s Glitter Glue. Sure, there was regular Elmer’s but…. Pinterest glitter slime calls for glitter glue. I ended up buying it online here. Another thing, the Pinterest recipes calls for 1 cup. Did you know, 1 bottle does not equal one full cup? So, when you order, don’t do like I did. Buy enough the FIRST time.

Anyhoo, I’m going to skip to the point when we finally had all the ingredients. We measured, we mixed, we cheered. For three hot seconds, we cheered. Apparently, what started out like slime, turned into unmoldable rubber.

Let the screaming commence.

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Hands that were still covered with goop from mixing began to dry. As a result, children were wildly shaking in attempts to get the goop off. Splatters formed all over the counter, the floor, even the walls. It was, visually, like a crime scene, except… with Pinterest glitter slime. Or shall I say non-slime? It was with Pinterest glitter substance.

Tears started to form. Not the kids. My own. It was at this time, dear mamas, I learned how to move on. Even if our Pinterest glitter slime projects cause catastrophe,  Or, if our mixing bowls become encased with phenomenon that cannot be removed. Furthermore, when the kitchen sink gets clogged by experiments gone wrong… There is no parenting manual in life. We learn and we move on.


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