John Adams, Dr. Toxics Slime Lab – Review
Today’s posts is a review of the John Adams, Dr. Toxics Slime Lab. The kids have well and truly put it through its paces and made Slime and disgusting jellified worms.
My sons birthday is very close to Christmas and because he has so many gifts we tend to put a few bits away for him to have later in the year. Don’t despair its not a problem for him, he doesn’t mind. Due to his autism he tends to get quite overwhelmed and once he’s opened a couple of gifts he really wants, his interest wains so it’s not usually a problem to put a couple of them away for later in the new year.
R is currently obsessed with all things Slime thanks to YouTube (grrrr). She is always sneaking about the kitchen or bathroom making up concoctions and basically wasting shampoos and kitchen cupboard ingredients. So first day of the holidays it hammered down with rain so we decided to have a little bit of fun experimenting with the John Adams Dr toxic slime lab. One of the gifts we put away at Christmas. Here’s how it went:
What’s included in the kit:
Firstly, No Batteries required, Yay I hear you shout. No hunting around for full batteries or having to recycle from another toy.
The Slime Lab; Slime Powder; Pearl Effect Liquid; Powdered Slime Colouring; Worm Goo; Worm Setting Powder; Mixing Spoon & Tweezers; Goggles; Instruction Leaflet
The Science Bit
We did as instructed and covered the table with newspaper. The kids put on their goggles (we had a spare pair from a previous sparkle science kit from John Adams). The kids took in turns as we made our way through the instructions to build the slime lab.
Then we got down to business, in the kit was enough to do a good few sessions of making jellyfied worms and goo. There is another experiment but we haven’t tried that one yet. As with many kits of this type it was quite fiddly and best for small fingers, but adult supervision is needed quite a bit to make sure that pots and containers are securely sealed before turning mixers. The water tank in particular was tricky for the kids to do.
All in all we had great fun it was quite messy though and the kids ended up going a bit freestyle ending up pouring lots of water into different things and getting quite carried away towards the end. Overall I thought it was quite fun kit. One of John Adams’s better sets.
I would recommend this product for fun, but I’m my opinion dont expect anything very educational from it. It’s reasonably priced and no batteries required. Can have a number of sessions out of the kit. A bit mucky to clean up with the worms and goo needing to be emptied in to rubbish. Wash up well but make sure it doesn’t get washed down the drain.
Slime powder was not in powder form, its was lumpy and hard.
If you are a clean freak I would advise close supervision of the children.
Grown ups thoughts:
It was relatively easy to assemble, but it did require an adult as a little bit of force was needed. It’s much more of a fun activity for the kids not necessarily educational. It got the kids interested and working together, and away from technology. Time spent from start to finish was about 45mins. My daughter is a very girly girl, but she loved this, so I would say it’s aimed at both boys and girls.
It was creative, fun, exciting… for my age group, sticky.
You can buy the Slime Lab from most good toys retailers including:
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