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As a female engineer, I have always tried to ignore those pesky gender stereotypes… you know, the silly ones that state females are not good at STEM subjects or the ones that state girls can’t play with building blocks & cars. In fact, as a kid, I absolutely loved playing with toy cars, trains and trucks. Now as a mom of two young girls, I am always encouraging them to pursue their interests in STEM subjects and embrace their love for toy cars! We recently received a number of Disney-Pixar Cars toys from Walmart and the kids & I had a blast playing with all of them. Since Sophia is basically obsessed with all things slime-related, we made some Cars 3 Slime! I can’t wait to share all the details with you.
Here’s a sneak peek at the slimes we made!
DIY Cars 3 Slime
Before I get into the slime tutorial, take a look at the Disney-Pixar Cars toys we have been playing with recently. We have been enjoying the Cars Micro Racers Vehicle Set, Cars Mack Hauler, Cars Smokey’s Tractor Challenge Playset, Cars 3 Jackson Storm’s Transforming Hauler Playset and so much more.
Now let’s make some slime. Start by gathering the required ingredients: 4 ounces white school glue, 1/2 tbsp baking soda, 1 tbsp contact lens solution and any optional additives (food coloring, glitter, sequins, etc.) Sophia started by pouring the glue into a bowl.
Next she added the baking soda.
Finally, she added some yellow food coloring and the contact lens solution. The contact lens solution is the activator and will make the slime come together properly.
Once fully activated, the slime should be super stretchy!
Sophia thought it would be fun to have some of the cars get stuck in the oozy slime. This is Chick Hicks getting caught in a slime trap! There are so many fun ways to play with these cars. You’re only limited by your own imagination!
Sophia loves collectibles so she was really excited about the set of Cars Micro Racers Vehicle Set. This 10 pack of small metallic cars is absolutely adorable and even comes with a useful collector’s guide. Sophia loved looking through the guide to discover each of the car’s names. She also wants to collect more of these mini cars to add to her collection!
Sophia wanted to make a second slime and she wanted it to match the color of one of these Micro Racer Cars. This adorable purple car is named Ramone so she tried to color-match the second slime to this car!
In total, she made three slimes, each of which matched one of the Cars Micro Racers. I used hot glue to attach the associated car to the top of the little airtight container that housed the corresponding slime. I also added some googly eyes to the front of the container for extra whimsy.
She was really proud of her three Cars Slimes! These little containers with the matching cars on top are the perfect addition to her desk.
Another toy that she has really enjoyed is the Cars Mack Hauler! As a transporter, Mack carries Lightning McQueen to various destinations. When parked, the Mack Hauler opens up to reveal different play areas, including a washing area, a working lift, a gas pump, and more. Such a versatile toy!
Here is a close-up of the action. She loved having different cars experiencing the various activities on the Mack Hauler. Here is Ryan (the orange car) taking his turn in the Mack truck.
She also really liked the Cars Smokey’s Tractor Challenge Playset. In this set, Sophia was able to play with an exciting launcher, motorized tractor obstacles, themed accessories, a bridge jump and endless track configurations. Oh, and be sure to watch for those moving tractors! Those spinning tractors will knock the cars off the track! It’s so easy to create a fun challenge for the kids with these Disney-Pixar playsets and vehicles!
There was also Jackson Storm’s Transforming Hauler Playset. Featuring a totally cool training center, this vehicle offers multiple play areas for hours of fun! You can check the car’s engine, fill up at the pump, get cars weighed, and experience a driving simulator. There’s even a super fast launcher in this set! When you want to move the fun to another room or outside, the entire set folds up for easy portability!
With so many interactive toys in the line and endless combinations of cars & playsets, the fun is non-stop with these Disney-Pixar Cars toys! These age-appropriate toys are sure to entertain the kids for hours!
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Look for these Cars 3 toys from the toys/collectibles aisle at Walmart. Now I’d love to hear from you! Do your kids like playing with cars? Have you ever made slime at home?