Thursday, August 25, 2011

Sticky: Martin King's #100BlogFest

I am thrilled to be part of Martin King's #100BlogFest: 100 blogs, 100 posts. All of his posts have focused on childhood memories and today's is one that I am more than familiar with, as we had gobs of ooey, gooey, messy stuff to play with as children. I won't keep you waiting, the man of the hour, here's Martin King!


Sticky, gloopy, slimy, messy and silly. Do you know what I am talking about? These are just a few of the words to describe today’s memories.

We are talking about those fun substances that every kid loved to play with and without further ado, we begin with Slime. It started off as a shocking bogey coloured green and you would have running out of your nose or put in your hair. In fact you would put anywhere that no other substance would dare to go. The only problem with it was it got dirty and didn’t look like fun anymore.

Then there was Silly Putty and I’m pretty certain it came in a plastic egg. It was fun for a bit, but then it lost its kudos pretty quickly.

And then there was the pretender to the thorn, Playdo. It came in lots of funky colours and an array of fun toys to play with like the barbershop machine and you could make someone’s hair grow and then chop it off again. There was also a recipe for making your own which was great, but it smelt like salty food stuff.

But the king of messy stuff had to be Plastecine. It came in lots of different coloured strips and you could make just about anything out of it. They even made a cartoon character called Morph out of the stuff. We would play with it for hours, totally unaware that half of it had got stuck in the carpet. But it didn’t matter how hard you tried, all the colours would end up mixing together and you would end up with one big lump of it in brown.

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