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It's mind-blowing to think this stuff is in our food!  Here's how to make a glowing "magical mud" from ordinary potatoes.

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WARNING: This substance can make quite a mess, so make it in an area that will be easy to clean up. It's non-toxic, and perfectly ok to eat in small quantities, however, use of video content is at own risk.

MelissaH20024 months ago
I teach at a co op and have a week between the beginning and ending of a project. Will the potato gue (dry) still work after a week if we start this project 1 week and finish it the next?

This is a great idea, but I don't like that you have to have a black light to make it glow.

so cool this is going to be my science project

i like your idea

No its a bad idea

I'm doing this for my science fair project right now

You know what.... you should not do it, it doesnt work at all. This shit is a piece of junk !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Instead try something way COOLER, cause trust me, if your doing this project, your wasting your time................................................................... :(

What if the waters brown?

Does that mean its not going to work???

No not at all

it is okay if the water turns red or brown just

no it probably still work or continue stirring

lxktra3 years ago

has anyone tried it with cornstarch?

Yes it works id rather do it with pataos, it is more interesting and there is a whole science behind it.!!!!!

J8dymn2 years ago
How many patatoes do u use

You can put as much as you want. For example: if you want a little bit of mud than put around 5 patatos, but if you want a lot of mud then you put a lot of patatos!!!! I already tried, trust me im correct!!!!! :)

you use about 20 potatoes

myremma1232 years ago

How come my magic mud doesn't turn into a powder plzzzzzz someone answer we need to do this for our project!! :(

Weird but cool

davalena63 years ago

that is what i am doing

davalena63 years ago

hi peps

Hewkii3 years ago

Can you add iron fillings to it?

AideR4 years ago

how can i get enought of the white liquid.. cuz i did it but i barely see the white liquid and i use a whole bag of potatoes.

My daughter wants to use magic mud experiment for a science fair project. She needs to include a graph or a chart for the project. Does anyone have any ideas on what to put on the graph or chart?

NathalieE4 years ago

does this really work

Boygasmo5 years ago

You could purchase a highlighter pens for neon green, pink and other colors. Break it open and put little amount in and it would have different colours? Just an idea!

does it work...have u tried it

No I have not... but obviously neon high lighters do glow under black light. Raves and such.

Clever! :D

Just not gonna be eddible.

brown colour does not appear... wat to do... need urgent help pls

how hot does water have to be, because i put the kettle on and i stopped it half way so the water wouldn't be boiling. I put the water into the boal with the chopped potatoes and the colour went really light brown. It's see through, so would it still work

How long do you have to stir it? And when I did stir it, the water stayed clearish,not brown. I'm I doing something wrong? Help.

bijan224 years ago
Coolest thing ever

this is a amazing idea

MercedesM14 years ago

what do u use?

I need your name for my science fair I'm doing this for science fair !!!i need last first and middle initial

did you know why it reacts like this? i want to use this in my science fair too but i have no idea why it reacts in that way

nselch5 years ago

I made it and it keeps solidifying

That's what happens when you push on it or theres not enough water

what happens if the liquid is brown

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