We all have our favourite nostalgic toys. From the Easy Bake Oven to Barbie to G.I. Joe, each of these toys has been around for generations. The Creepy Crawler kit came out in the 1960s and has had several reincarnations ever since. The toy allows kids to be creative in making their own bugs. Using “goop” and an oven, kids can cook their own masterpieces. Each version of the toy has the same basic instructions.
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Things you need
- Creepy Crawler kit
Place the oven part of the Creepy Crawler machine on a flat surface and plug it in. It needs at least 10 minutes to warm up.
Fill he cooling tray with water and set it aside.
Take the red sealer cap off the plastic goop. Insert the toothpick into the nozzle end of the goop to break the seal. Do this for every plastic goop colour you want to use. Put the cap back on when you're done so the goop doesn't dry out.
Choose the mould you want to use and insert the handle into it, then set the mould on a flat surface.
Take your chosen colours and drip the goop into the centre of each mould you want to create. The goop will dispense throughout the mould.
Lift the mould by the handle and place into the oven.
Take the mould out of the oven with the handle once the colours of the goop have changed colours. These colours will darken, except for black. Don’t overcook, as this won’t give your Creepy Crawlers the right consistency.
Place the mould into the cooling tray for at least a minute, or until it’s cool to the touch.
Use the prying tool to gently pull each Creepy Crawler from its mould.
Tips and warnings
- Use more than one colour when creating your Creepy Crawlers. Put as many colours in the mould as you want--but don’t mix thm, because when they bake it will come out with a streaked look.
- Put one colour in the mould of the Creepy Crawler, then bake and cool. Then put another colour in the Creepy Crawler and repeat the process. This will give a layered effect to your Crawler.
- Be sure to dry the mould completely before using again. If the mould is not completely dry, the Creepy Crawlers might have bubbles form in them.
- Don’t overfill the moulds as this may cause the moulds to overflow into your oven.
- Always use the handle that’s provided with the Creepy Crawler machine.
- This activity may require parental supervision.
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