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Make Ectoplasm for Halloween

By October 12, 2012

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Homemade Ectoplasm (Anne Helmenstine)

It's obvious that a haunted house isn't really haunted if it doesn't have any ectoplasm dribbling down the walls. Plus, anyone who has seen Ghostbusters knows apparitions leave splotches of slime wherever they interact with the mortal realm. Therefore, if you want to simulate a haunting or pretend to be undead, you need ectoplasm. Fortunately, it's easy to make this type of slime yourself. This particular recipe results in a non-sticky slime that is edible (in case you feel the need to... say... fill a bowl full of it and float some candy eyeballs for a decoration or snack) and can be made to glow in the dark. Let's make ectoplasm...
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