It’s that time of year – cold and flu season that is. Travis was recently upset by his stuffed up nose, so we decided to make snot a little less mysterious and miserable, and a little more fun.
To whip up your homemade snot, sprinkle three packets of vegan gelatin substitute (such as Simply Delish) into 1/2 cup warm water.
Meanwhile, add 1/4 cup light corn syrup to a second bowl.
Stir the gelatin with a fork to dissolve the lumps, then add to the corn syrup mixture. This should result in a string, snotty mixture, but Travis liked the look of the lumpy gelatin, which he decided was “boogies.” Hey, whatever makes snot seem fun!
For extra ick factor, add a few drops of green food coloring, then go wild spooning and scooping through your snotty mixture.
Travis was delighted at first, and soon became a bit of a mad scientist. He wondered what would happen if we added more corn syrup…
…And then wanted to add more food coloring. As a result, our “snot” was soon pretty much just goop, but we still had fun with it!
If you like, you can explain to your child that snot is simply a mix of protein, sugar, and water – nothing to be too upset about, when their little noses do inevitably get stuffed up.