ROCKWALL, TX – April 5, 2021 — This month, you’ll likely notice a LOT of the color blue around Rockwall County. That’s because April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, when communities and organizations around the country take part in activities, promotions and special events to raise awareness on child abuse prevention and #GoBlueForKids.
We’ve decked out our entire April print edition in the color blue – the official color of prevention – to join the effort in supporting child abuse victims and their families. On page 11, you can find a complete list of fun go-blue promos and specials that businesses around the county are offering throughout April. We’re also proud to be a Crusader/Media Sponsor for the Children’s Advocacy Center for Rockwall County’s 5th Annual Go Blue for Kids Gala: “A Blue Ribbon A-Fair” on April 24th. The State Fair-themed event will feature tons of fair-themed activities and food, all benefiting the Rockwall CAC and its life-changing services to child abuse victims and their families. Find out more about the event in our Around Town section on page 17.
To celebrate Go Blue month, below is a fun activity you can enjoy with the kiddos revolving around the color blue – how to make Ocean Slime!
Ocean Slime Ingredients
- 1 cup clear glue
- 2 tablespoons saline solution
- ½ to 1 teaspoon baking soda
- Blue and yellow liquid food coloring
- Pour one cup of clear glue into a bowl.
- Mix in the food coloring (4-5 drops of blue and 2-3 drops of yellow give it a beautiful aqua coloring)
- Add ½ teaspoon of baking soda to the mix and stir until fully dissolved. For a thicker slime, add 1 teaspoon of baking soda.
- Stir in the glitter.
- Add two tablespoons of saline solution to the mix. Stir in the solution for one to two minutes until you have the same thick consistency and the slime pulls away from the side of the bowl.
- Put a few drops of saline solution on your hands, and then knead the slime with your hands (squish it
into a ball and then stretch it out, then bring hands together to form into a ball again). Do this repeatedly
for a couple of minutes, or until the slime is no longer sticky. If the slime is still sticky, put it back in the
bowl, add a few more drops of saline, and repeat the kneading process. Be careful though – too much saline
can make the slime very stiff! To avoid this, knead the slime for a good while before adding more saline.
- Add fun accessories like plastic toy fish to the slime to give it more character!
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