Wednesday, July 08, 2009
Water Water Everywhere
SCORE! Went straight back to Target today, determined to grab whatever they had left of the water gel on the shelf. Only a few jars were left there but the staff kindly rustled up a case from the back room so I could buy a couple dozen of the yellow and green jars (and a few other gloppy products to check out) all for $1 each. I bought a box of small zip lock bags to flatten 1/2 a jar of the putty into to mail to whomever would like to try some out for their own project. I have to think this kind of gel putty should be a common party favor item, nothing special to find, but at the same time this particular batch works ideally and was affordable so why not grab it?
I wonder too how it would be if left out for a while. I wonder if it would evaporate like hair gel does or if it would get nice and stale and able to keep shape even better. I'll leave some out to check. Nick wrote to report he hunted down something similar, if not the same product, Down Under today that sounded as though it had the same texture. He found it wouldn't hold a stream shape for very long before slumping so perhaps Mike's idea of museum/quake hold wax could work even better?
Here's my list of who indicated they'd like to get a little packet of this stop mo water gel to test, if you'd like to get one too, please just send your name and mailing address to my email in the sidebar>>> (will be kept strictly private, except for Santa).
I already have these addresses:
Anyone else? Bueller?