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Valenslimes are gross... cool!

Here’s a Valentine’s Day card appropriate for young boys who may find the usual hearts and flowers too lovey-dovey. Made with just two ingredients, Metamucil and water, homemade “slime” is a fun, non-toxic alternative to candy. (Holly Ramer/The Associated Press)
Here’s a Valentine’s Day card appropriate for young boys who may find the usual hearts and flowers too lovey-dovey. Made with just two ingredients, Metamucil and water, homemade “slime” is a fun, non-toxic alternative to candy. (Holly Ramer/The Associated Press)
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My son is 8, so I knew hearts and flowers weren’t going to cut it for Valentine’s Day this year.

Sure, he likes collecting candy from his classmates, but the rest of it? Ick.

So I decided to take that reaction and run with it, designing a decidedly gross Valentine that would be fun for his friends without relying on more sugary treats. Inspiration came from a “make your own slime” science kit my ...

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