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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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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.

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AideR2 months 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?

NathalieE2 months ago

does this really work

Boygasmo1 year 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.

bijan223 months ago
Coolest thing ever

this is a amazing idea

MercedesM15 months 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

What if the waters brown?

Does that mean its not going to work???

no it probably still work or continue stirring

nselch1 year 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

Natural

what makes it turn into pouder

Leaving it out too long

Nishi20016 months ago

how to make this without tonic water?

Basically you do the step and if it dries out just add water again :)

amielR7 months ago

what is the cornstarch recipe?

AyakaH amielR7 months ago

half cup water, one cup cornstarch.

Dose it really work ??

what happens if the liquid is brown

That's amazing
apashine1 year ago

what is the magic powder???

corn starch

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.

maliboo1 year ago

how much potatos you use for making this magic mud

MrE1 year 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.

ecsaul231 year ago

This is EPIC

misuse of the word epic but ok kiddo
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