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Discovery Mindblown Slimeology 101 – Review and giveaway.

April 15, 2020

*Kit was gifted for the purposes of this review. Thoughts are honest and my own*

Well, I don’t know about you but this pandemic has got me scratching my head lately to find ways to keep three children of different ages and interests happy and entertained – So when I was offered the chance to review this slime kit from Discovery, it seemed perfect.

We’ve attempted to make our own slime on occasions before but not had much success so I was dubious about how this would go.

Picture shows contents of slimeology kit as follows on a dark wooden table.  Clear and white glue
2 bottles of activator
2 small bottles of bubblegum scent
Shimmer powders
Foam beads
Mixing bowls
Measuring cup
Storage pots with lids 
Stirring sticks

What’s in the Slimeology 101 box?

The Discovery #Mindblown Slimeology 101 kit has everything you need to make 5 different types of slime (shown above). Included in the set you’ll have

  • Clear and white glue
  • 2 bottles of activator
  • 2 small bottles of bubblegum scent
  • Shimmer powders
  • Foam beads
  • Glitter
  • Paints
  • Mixing bowls
  • Measuring cup
  • Spoon
  • Storage pots with lids
  • Stirring sticks

The basic first steps of the instructions are the same for all the different types of slime but there are differences with each one depending on what you go for.
We started with the foam slime – and so far this one has been my favourite.

Girl and boy stirring a white liquid in a mixing bowl both have an expression of concentration. Sat at a dark wooden table against a dark teal background

I actually read the first measurement wrong and so we had to adjust the other quantities – which was fine because it meant we made enough for all three of them to play with.

Small white mixing bowl with purpley-pink liquid and lots of tiny white foam balls. being mixed together with stirring sticks

They were so impressed with how quick and easy it was to make, they were soon wanting to make more, so I let them choose one more each to make.
Dexter chose to make a green shimmer slime, like some kind of space alien, Bridget went for a gold shimmer and Paisley opted for bubblegum slime which meant we were able to combine the scent and paint colours.

Stretched out pink slime with white foam balls in it. Dark teal background

I get that for a lot of parents, the very thought of slime strikes fear – what if it gets on the carpet? Isn’t it super messy? etc etc – but actually slime can be really educational. Not only is it a great opportunity to look at scientific reactions (What happens when you add the activator?) it’s perfect for explaining and exploring non-Newtonian fluids – a fluid that doesn’t follow Newton’s law of viscosity.
I mean, this is a whole different blog post for another day but typically, liquids will take on the shape of the container they are poured into. But slime (and custard, paint, shampoo, toothpaste, and many others) react differently under different types of stress.
But whatever you decide to do with it, slime is FUN!

3 children's hands holding different coloured slime (gold, pink and green) against a navy and gold patterned background

So what did we think of the Slimeology 101 kit?

Honestly, the kids really loved it and the end result slime was really good.
You don’t need to add anything at all to the set, not even something to mix it in as it included absolutely everything you could possibly need.
The instructions are clear and easy to follow and the box has interesting slime facts on it too.
It’s available from here and I think £14.99 is a good price point. I’d happily pay that for what you get in the set. It would also make a great birthday gift.

The Slimeology 101 kit can be used as just a fun slime making kit on its own but as you’d expect from ‘Discovery’, it’s can also be used as a great educational tool – perfect while so many of us have been thrown into the depths of homeschooling for the first time.

Would you like to win a kit for yourselves?

The kind people at The Essential One have let me run a giveaway so that you can win a kit for yourselves.
There are plenty of ways to enter below. Don’t forget to share with your friends too, sharing is caring.

Discovery Mindblown Slimeology 101 kit

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    Love this! Looks like a great activity to do while we are home.

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      Paint shampoo and custard – great fun

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      Ahhh, my son would absolutely love this! He is crazy about slime.

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    I do love to get messy with the kids!

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    My granddaughters would love this

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    Hello, custard, paint and ketchup are all non-Newtonian fluids. Thank you for the chance to win.

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