I have said this several times over the last few months, but I will say it again. It was a rough winter for us. Our whole house was sick more than we were healthy this past winter & unfortunately the spring has not been much kinder to us. There has been plenty of nose blowing & snotty noses in this house, so when I saw this experiment it seemed to be right up our alley. This experiment show how mucus is formed, which is with sugar & proteins. There were many variations on this, but I found this on Yeah I Made It.
The Fake Snot Experiment
What you will need:
1/2 cup of boiling water
3 packets of unflavored gelatin
1/4 cup of Caro (corn syrup)
Add the boiling water to a bowl & add a drop of food coloring. Mix in the packets of gelatin and let it soften & stir.
Add the corn syrup to the mixture. Pull the fork up & watch as the mixture forms stringy snot-like strands.
“Ugh gross, mama! It looks like boogers.”
It will thicken up as it cools. Add water if needed to keep it from getting to thick.