Fake Snot Experiment

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Fake Snot Experiment


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)

Food coloring



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.”


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It will thicken up as it cools. Add water if needed to keep it from getting to thick.



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