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Picture of How To Make Magic Mud - From a Potato!
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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Step 1: Watch the Video!



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.

Step 2:

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This magical glowing mixture is very strange, because it handles like pizza dough, but the instant you stop moving, it liquifies and melts into a glowing goo. 

In this project you'll see how to turn your ordinary garden potatoes, into a fluorescent magical mud.

Step 3:

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Get started by grabbing a big bag of potatoes, and wash the outsides so they're all nice and clean. 

Now chop your potatoes as small as possible using a food processor or any other method.

When you've got your potatoes reduced to tiny bits, slide them all into a large mixing bowl, and pour in enough hot water to cover them completely. 

Now just stir this around for a few minutes and don't let the water stand still.  You may have noticed the water turning red, and that's completely normal. 

Now grab a strainer and another large bowl, and separate the potato water from the chunks, then watch closely as something incredible begins to happen.  
That's amazing
apashine3 months ago

what is the magic powder???

nselch apashine2 months ago

corn starch

nselch2 months ago

I made it and it keeps solidifying

awesome!

That is amazing how did you figure this out?

my science teacher put highlighters in tonic water and turned on a black light. he was really impressed when i answered when he asked what chemical made the water glow.

maliboo6 months ago

how much potatos you use for making this magic mud

MrE6 months ago

You could make this a lot, lot, lot simpler by just buying some corn starch or either potato starch directly from the store. It does not matter what use Starch is Starch. Then just take over from adding the seltzer water. But i can see if you have some potatoes going bad this would do okay.

ecsaul236 months ago

This is EPIC

misuse of the word epic but ok kiddo

Oh do explain ye old grammar nazi

Awesome! I'll be trying it out... But I'll peel the skin so the solid residue is eatable.

Ah yes a Starch Based Non-Newtonian Fluid, very cool.

TEAMPANIC426 months ago

You are the best, king. Always enjoy your posts. Keep'em coming.

nicnacnoo6 months ago
I AM IMPRESSED!! And I know what we're doing after school today! Can't wait to try this with my kids and with the potato waffle idea.. Looks like dinner is sorted as well!
Thanks for sharing!!
reeseecup6 months ago

nice ill have to make this :)

rimar20006 months ago

Thanks for sharing this, it is awesome.

Turnpike7a6 months ago

refreshingly different take on the cornstarch moon mud, interesting that tonic water glows in the dark

Boygasmo6 months 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!

Clever! :D

Boygasmo Boygasmo6 months ago

Just not gonna be eddible.

azharz6 months ago

Actually, I've already seen your quick clip showing this one. I am just praying for a DIY. Awesome and nice one. Keep it up.

NetWt4Lbs6 months ago
I have to try this with my kids, they LOVE mushing stuff around and playing with it :)
hunter9996 months ago

This is an awesome and unique idea, good job! :-)