Ummm really? Yup, my kid wanted to know how boogers are made so I decided to see what the Internet had to help me explain it all to him.
For the basics of how a booger is made I found a simple explanation. I drew him a picture of a nose with hairs in it and made little dust particles on them and well, you get the idea. A picture is worth a thousand words.
Now that he knew the "scientific facts" of boogers, I thought we would have some fun with the topic. How about making your own boogers? Not from your nose silly, in a bowl!
What You Need
- Borax Powder
- Elmer's Glue
- Food Coloring
- Measuring Cups
- Baggies or Bowls
In a separate container, stir 2 spoonfuls of glue into 3 spoonfuls of water. White glue will give you opaque snot (more booger than snot); glue gel will produce you translucent slimy snot.
Stir a couple of drops of food coloring into the glue mixture.
Add a spoonful of the borax solution to the glue mixture. Stir (if in a bowl) or squish (if in a baggie).
Have fun with your snot!
I also found this is a catchy little song about boogers online. I must say it is toe tapping and sticks (get it) in your head, just remind your little ones "NO WE DON'T WIPE BOOGERS ON OTHERS."