Thomas wanted to make slime last night. He showed me the video and it looked pretty easy plus all you needed was washing up liquid and cornflour which I had. Even though my kitchen was spotless I thought, well at least he's not on the Xbox, so I said OK. After 5 minutes I had to come away, the gloop that was flying around and being dropped on the floor was too much for me to bear but I didn't want to spoil his fun.
When he'd finished the kitchen looked like a bomb had hit it and all he had to show for the mess were 3 small balls of gloop. When I asked him why he didn't put all the balls together to make a big one he told me "I'm selling them at school tomorrow, there's a black market for slime and balls are going for £1".
If he'd told me about the black market before he'd started I'd have saved myself a load of mess and bought him a packet of chocolate bars. They're banned at school and I'm sure there'd be a BIG black market for them.
It got me thinking about what we used to sell at school to make a bit of cash although I can't actually remember selling anything, because being a goody two shoes I earned my money by babysitting. However, back in the day when they were cheap enough to give away and age/health wasn't an issue, Mark would hang around the shopping centre on Saturdays asking people for a cigarette until he'd collected enough to sell on to his mates at school the following week.
And Amy once took a bag of lollipops into school to sell. She paid 70p for them and came home with 60p - rofl. Told you maths wasn't her thing.
In the end Thomas didn't take the slime. I think he got cold feet about being caught with it.
Thankfully he used all the cornflour up last night and I 'forgot' to buy any more at Bury. Hopefully this little money making venture is over.
Did any of you have money making schemes when you were at school?