First Take

Yuma Sun - - NEWS - By Rox­anne Mole­nar, ed­i­tor

I saw a recipe on­line this week for DIY Pump­kin Guts Slime. The con­coc­tion calls for glue, wa­ter, bak­ing soda and con­tact so­lu­tion — so far, typ­i­cal slime. Then, it adds in pump­kin seeds and guts.

Let’s pause right there for a mo­ment.

Pump­kin guts are es­sen­tially slime on their own. I’ve seen kids who love slime be re­pelled by the sen­sa­tion of scoop­ing out a pump­kin on Hal­loween.

I have to won­der though —would it im­prove the way pump­kin guts feel to turn it into ac­tual slime, or would the sen­sa­tion be worse?

Slime has been the “go-to” craft project for kids all over the place the last cou­ple of years. I’m per­pet­u­ally amazed by all the recipes out there on­line, and the kits I see in stores ev­ery­where.

But pump­kin slime? I can’t help but think it’s tak­ing two crazes — the love of pump­kin and the love of slime — just a bit too far!

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