I pinned this recipe quite some time ago and put it into my “Fun Food Ideas” board. I mean, seriously, of course I was going to make it. They are adorable! And with the movie Turbo coming out, I figured it was the perfect time to surprise my kids. My son wants to see Turbo badly. I’m not sure if it’s because of the snails or the story or just because he loves to go to the movie, but either way, I’m in. It looks pretty cute.
I know, I know, these aren’t snails. They are slugs. But we live in Oregon where you might think the state animal is the beaver, but anyone who lives here knows, it’s the slug. They are everywhere. When I was in high school someone dared me to lick one. Gross, right? Well, of course I did. I mean, someone dared me too. Did you know the slime from a slug is kind of an anesthetic? I can verify this because when I licked said slug, my entire mouth went numb. It was a little scary at first because I thought there was a very good chance that I might have poisoned myself. Serious. The things we do.
Well, I wouldn’t encourage you to lick a real slug (although I kind of think you haven’t lived until you do.) But if you would prefer not too, here’s a slug you CAN lick. And it’s much better tasting.
The slime trails are easy to make. Mine surely aren’t perfect, but I don’t shoot for perfection. (At least that’s what I’m going to write here.)
I’ve always wanted to make my own marshmallow. Who knew I’d be making slugs out of it.
They kind of look like slugs, right?
And with eyes? Totally!
My kids came home from Science Camp and LOVED them!
My son had a staring contest with his.
Guess who won?
The verdict? So much fun!
This poor fella is a little lopsided.
NOTE: No slugs were harmed in the taking of photos.
I’m linking to the parties located HERE.