Sunday, 23 June 2013

It's workshop time again. Making Slime - a tutorial



It is holidays time again for schools and every holiday I run a series of fun workshops for adults and kiddies. It is always fun trying to think up new things for them to make. This time I was also a little challenged to I went onto my favourite pastime - Pinterest and found this amazing tutorial. I just just had to try it. What a lot of fun and I cannot wait to make it with the kids.

Ingredients and equipment:

White Glue
Food Colouring (optional) but so much more fun with colour
Ziploc bag or a heavy duty plastic bag

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How to:

1. Take a cup of water and add to it 1 Tbs. of borax (approx. 4% solution). Stir until completely dissolved. Borax is available in the laundry section of your local grocery store.

2. Make a 50% water 50% white glue solution. i.e. Take 1/4 cup of each and mix thoroughly. I put the plastic bag into a jug and mixed the glue and water straight in the bag.

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3. Add a tiny amount of food colouring to the water/ glue solution


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4. Add equal parts of the borax solution to equal parts of the glue solution. 1/2 cup of each will make a cup of slime.

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5. Seal bag or just tie the top and knead the mixture.
6. Dig in and have fun. Remember to wash your hands after playing.
7. Keep your slime in the sealed bag in the refrigerator when not playing with it to keep it longer. Unfortunately it may eventually dry out or grow mould. Just throw it out and start again!

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Friday, 21 June 2013

Monday, 10 June 2013

Soap Challenge - Peacock Swirl - a Tutorial


I have just joined the soap challenge club with Amy Warden from Great cakes Soapworks.  Registration is now closed but follow her blog and watch out for the next one.

In the mean time you can follow along on my blog if you like.

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The colourants being mixed in Olive Oil before you even start making the soap.

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You need a very fancy apparatus made out of wooden skewer sticks.

You can see the video on YouTube here.

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Monday, 3 June 2013

Mona Lisa @ Rosehurst

Riverlea Soap is proud to be associated with Lisa De Klerk from Mona Lisa.

Lisa has been selling beautiful vintage style products at Rosehurst in Pietermaritzburg for a few years. She has an eye for detail and an ability to know what people want.

Mona Lisa Rosehurst

Riverlea Soap products are now on sale at Lisa's new space in Rosehurst - Boom Street. We wish you all the success Lisa.

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