One suggestion from many was to replace the dish soap I'd been using with blue Dawn, the liquid soap often recommended for its magic. I'm not sure what's in there, but it's saved my day before, so I was willing to give it a try.
I also found an intriguing recipe that called for cornstarch and baking powder that seemed fun to try.
And then it rained.....and rained.....and rained. It's been one rainy summer here in Northeast Ohio, so our project had to be put on the back burner for a while.
Finally, we had a sunny Sunday afternoon, so I got the ingredients together for our two experiments and headed outside. The boys were excited to help measure and stir!
Glycerin - Take TwoWe started with our recipe from the first go-round but replaced the dish soap we'd used with blue Dawn. Knowing I couldn't guarantee the results, we started with a quarter sized recipe again. This batch was definitely pretty to look at in the pan, but would they work?
No one wanted to wait all night to test them out (who knew if we'd get another dry day!) so we started playing with them immediately. (We'd also been tipped off by our "favorite science girl" - AKA Ms. Mandy the STEM teacher, that letting them rest doesn't really do anything for them.)