While perusing the tricked-out Star Wars aisle at Toys R Us, I came across these science kits. The packages were a bit weathered and dated as 2014, so I got that warm and fuzzy feeling that they were some long-lost warehouse overstock that got sent out to stores ahead of the Star Wars rush. Man, I love that warm and fuzzy feeling. It’s like finding a hidden gem — and hidden gems these are.
They’re called “mini labs” — in which you conjure up:
Dagobah Swamp Slime,
and good old Hoth Snow.
I can’t even tell you how much I love these.
No, wait. I can. Here is A Complete List of Everything I Love About These
- HOTH SNOW FOR REAL WHAAAAAt
- Whenever the words swamp slime are uttered, I’m like, two feet away
- Try it, say those words and look out your window; I’m behind the bush
- Making lava? Only if it burns my fingers off, which it won’t, so this will be slightly disappointing, in a good way
- Capitalizing the word SCIENCE it makes me feel smart
- Mini-panoramas all museum-like
- Psuedo-science projects that don’t involve anything more than mixing packets with water, which is about the highest level of SCIENCE that I can do
- Packets! Need I say more.
- Yes I should say more: MYSTERY POWDER
- Comes with packets, “panorama display case,” STIR STICK, and “collector card” – dang they really loaded these kits up
- Worthy of its own bullet point: STIR STICK
- Which makes me crave a Handisnacks
- What is that red stick called anyhow?
- Useless panoramas to inevitably sit on my desk forever until they get gross and yet I will still resist throwing them out
- Collectible cards that are collectible to no one and yet I keep them; also see bullet point above this one
- Re: Handisnacks – spread stick! Do you think the red stick is called a spread stick?
- The lava kit comes with a packet that looks exactly like the duck sauce in Chinese takeout. Yes, I’m shivering with anticipation at this revelation
- Downside: there’s no poison control warning, which means I’m not working with DANGEROUS CHEMICALS
- Upside: I have one year old, sooooo…
- I spent $21 on this crap
- That’s either a bargain or the lowest point of my life
- Very very possible I may just discover fix for global warming with this stuff you guys
- Nobel Peace Prize people: call me.
So, you want to see SCIENCE in action? Tune in tomorrow evening, when I will post the results of these panoramas on a Very Special Thanksgiving Post of The Surfing Pizza.