Incredibles 2 is one of the sequels I’ve been waiting for for a long time. Basically since the first movie ended back in 2004! So, Incredibles 2 has been a long time coming. B and I were able to sneak away this week to catch a screening of Incredibles 2 and while I can’t tell you much, I can tell you, it picks up right where the first movie left them and it was worth the wait. If nothing, the wait for Jack-Jack and his powers are totally worth it! So after seeing the movie, and stumbling on a set of Jack-Jacks at the store, I knew that we needed to come home and make some Jack-Jack Slime! Our slime did NOT disappoint.
As I mentioned, I’ve been waiting for this sequel for 14 years! That’s a long time!
In INCREDIBLES 2, Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is called on to lead a campaign to bring Supers back, while Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) navigates the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell), Dash (voice of Huck Milner) and baby Jack-Jack—whose super powers are about to be discovered. Their mission is derailed, however, when a new villain emerges with a brilliant and dangerous plot that threatens everything. But the Parrs don’t shy away from a challenge, especially with Frozone (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) by their side. That’s what makes this family so Incredible.
In true fashion, there’s trouble with the Supers and the Parr family is ready to help out. Their Incredible family is ready to keep the world safe.
How about the kids?
At 4.5, B hasn’t seen a ton of “scary” movies, but she’s seen some that are scarier than others. There are a few scarier parts for little kids as well as some more intense fighting and violence. She did jump in my lap a couple times when the bad guy was on the screen, but she wasn’t too scared to look away or stop watching.
The movie is rated PG because of this violence as well as a couple choice words (hell and “I’ll be damned” are the ones that I caught).
Also, keep in mind, the movie itself is just shy of a 2 minute runtime and that doesn’t include previews.
I don’t want to give anything else away, but I did enjoy the movie and so did my little. My older three girls are already excited to see it and asking when we can get to the theater.
I think we all know the PIXAR shorts before movies are for the parents. Somehow they always manage to make me cry and get all of the emotions out without uttering a single word. True to fashion, Bao is just the same. Make sure you are there in time for the short.
Right…the slime! I found a huge container of clear glue at the store and felt like I hit the lottery. I knew I needed it to be clear to really make the orange pop to match fiery Jack-Jack (which you’ll see, we actually did TOO well).
You’ll need 1/2 cup or a full standard sized (4oz) bottle of glue.
Add 1/2 cup of warm water to the glue and stir to mix. Then use food coloring (we did 14 drops of yellow with 1 drop of red) to make the orange color we desired.
For the yellow, we just added 14 drops of yellow food coloring. In hindsight, we should have just done clear slime with gold glitter because the gold glitter made everything gold! It was still very pretty. So add some gold glitter to your water, glue and food coloring mixture. Or hey, if you love your house, skip the glitter all together.
The final addition is the liquid starch. You’ll need 1/2 cup of it and to add it slowly while stirring. Thankfully, we had 5 kiddos so there were tons of hands willing to stir and slowly pour.
We did two at the same time (orange slime with red glitter and yellow slime with yellow glitter). There was a lot of stirring to happen.
Once everything is good and mixed, you have to start massaging and playing with the slime. I would say this takes about 5-10 minutes of playing to get it all mixed together nicely and not sticky.
Since the red glitter was so over powering, we went back and made a clear orange slime just for Jack-Jack and his combustibility. You can see here the match is so good that he’s almost lost in the slime.
And the orange slime with red glitter was perfect for super-suited Jack-Jack.
The kids found playing with the slime fun, but the most fun they had was letting the slime bury the different Jack-Jacks and then discovering him and pulling him out.
For me the stretching is my favorite.
Then they started to see if they could use the slime as a lasso to rope Jack-Jack and swing him around. It turns out, you can do this.
But still, my favorite is stretching.
The fun thing about slime (besides the glitter being everywhere) is that it lasts for more than one day. So, after originally making it, the kids asked to play with it again.
We’ve been storing it in a plastic zippered back or you could use a food container in the fridge (that one my kids taught me) to keep it fresh longer. I was surprised once it came to room temperature how elastic it was again.
Grab some friends and gather together to make some Jack-Jack Incredibles Slime and get ready to head to the theater to see the movie!
- 1/2 cup clear glue
- 1/2 cup warm water
- 1/2 cup liquid startch
- food colorings
Pour glue into a bowl.
Add warm water to glue and stir.
Add food coloring and glitter, if desired.
Add liquid starch slowly while stirring.
Knead and massage the slime for about 5-10 minutes to mix thoroughly.