If you have ever watched A Goofy Movie you know that this is one of the principal’s suggestions on how to avoid a dull summer. Well, I thought about it, I have friend in particular who would probably do it. So I thought how would one do a Disney Science Slumber Party.
Well first, one would have to do a Disney science experiment, and the truly only Disney Science project that comes to mind is Flubber. Here is the recipe.
The Ingredients are
3 Cups Warm Water
2 Cups Elmer’s White Glue
20 Mule Team Borax, available in the grocery store laundry section
Now you combine
1 1/2 cups very warm water
2 cups Elmer’s White Glue (or any other white glue)
Add the food coloring here, or glitter if you so choose.
Completely mix the combination, do not move onto next step until you have mixed this step.
In a small container combine and mix:
1 1/3 cups very warm water
2 tsp of 20 Mule Team Borax.
Stir until the Borax is completely dissolved.
Next combine the two mixtures and mix with your hands until all the liquid is absorbed. You may have to do several treatments before you actually combine the flubber.
1st Note-Borax can be hazardous, if you aren’t old enough, have your parents help you with the creation of flubber. Also there is a borax free recipe that is known as Gak.
2nd-To remove flubber that may get stuck to anything, simply use white vinegar to get out.
Remember this is the Flubber that Fred MacMurray would’ve handled not Robin Williams.
But of course what would a Disney Science Night be without Science Movies.
First up the original and classic The Absent-Minded Professor see what happens when Disney Legend Fred MacMurray creates a powerful substance that makes anything float. Though in Black and White this classic film still has its hilarious moments such as the basketball game and of course one of Disney’s favorite antagonists, Keenan Wynn.
Next up is the sequel, Son of Flubber though Professor Brainard played by Disney Legend Fred MacMurray has sold his Flubber. He hasn’t gotten any money off of it. So he goes back into his home and creates Flubbergas. Hoping to increase the weather, but it has some unusual effects. The end has a very funny cameo by Ed Wynn, father of Keenan Wynn.
Here is another two part Disney Science Project, the Merlin Jones series, or the first one The Misadventures of Merlin Jones. This one stars Disney Legend Annette Funicello and regular Tommy Kirk. In this film, Merlin Jones, a brilliant college student, starts using his research long before he actually figures out what could possibly go wrong. The hijinks included in this are mind reading and subliminal messaging.
The sequel to this is Son of Flubber where Merlin Jones is at it again, this time helping them save their football team from disappearing. Merlin Jones must make a man powered flying craft.
Finally if you want to come more modern, then go with the remake of The Absent Minded Professor starring Robin Williams its Flubber. A remake of the 1960’s classic this time with computer generated flubber that is really fun to watch.
If you want some short cartoons on science, consider these, first up it’s The Mad Doctor. This classic black and white Mickey parodies the horror genre at the time and puts Mickey in action hero role as he tries to save Pluto.
The next one is also a Mickey Mouse cartoon entitled the Worm Turns here Mickey creates brave tonic and uses it on various subjects that are usually the prey in every situation.
And finally the last Mickey Mouse cartoon also a spoof on Horror genre is Runaway Brain. Here Mickey makes himself a science project only to have it back fire in his face, or head.
Just some ideas to have your own Science Slumber Party, or even a night of just Disney Science fun.