They watched videos on how to make the silly putty and then decorate a glass jar to store it.
Note a couple of problems:
1. The recipe does not work. At all.
2. Glass jar? For children? Who didn't think this through?
3. Not every ingredient is readily available in the amount specified. But we were good.
Then we ran errands...and returned to the idea from hell. Why can't a 7-year-old forget something that grown-ups know is going to be a disaster? Aaarugh? So we made silly putty using the recipe on the right.
Epic fail. Epic mess. Epic clean-up. Epic let's-go-do-something-else-and-get-out-of-grandmay's-hair-until-she-cleans-up!
Ask if we decorated a glass jar to store the mess. Ask if the Dawn dish soap that we wasted is expensive. Ask if there's any cornstarch left in the house.
But I have pinned a few other ideas. And thank goodness, because this DIY is not the one to choose. Try these instead.
You'll find these ideas and about 50 more on my "DIY, with kids" Pinterest board. But take note, the silly putty pins are there no more.