So, what in the world is this substance?
It glows, it’s neither solid nor liquid, and you can eat it!
It’s “Magic Mud,” and Grant Thompson, the “King of Random,” shows you how to make it in this video.
This goo can make quite a mess, so prepare it in a place that is easy to clean up. It’s not any problem, though, as it’s non-toxic.
If you’ve got a some potatoes…
… a bottle of tonic water…
… and a little time, then you’ve got everything you need to make glowing goo!
Wash a whole bag of potatoes, keeping the skins on. Cut potatoes into halves or quarters and put them into the food processor to grate them finely. If you don’t own a processor, just cut them as finely as you can.
Put your chopped potatoes into a large bowl and cover with hot water. Stir this for a few minutes—the water will turn a pink hue, which is normal.
Strain this mixture into another large bowl. Allow the liquid to settle, and watch as a white sediment collects on the bottom.
Pour out the dirty potato water. The white sediment on the bottom is pretty dense, and will hold fast to the bottom of the bowl—this is magic mud!
Rinse the mud again with water to remove any impurities. Now, you are ready to let your mud dry out and turn into powder.
It will take a couple of days for the mud to dry. Once this happens, break up the mud into powder with a spoon. Slowly add tonic water and stir. The mud will rehydrate to take on the same characteristic as before—not liquid, not solid.
Your magic mud now has it’s glowing quality, so set up your black lights—it’s play time!
This project will amaze and freak out your friends at Halloween, or in an educational school science project.