I recently received a "Make Your Own Chewing Gum Kit" from Glee Gum. I had never really thought that it was a possibility to make gum at home. When I mentioned to some friends that the kids and I would be making our own gum, they were even shocked at the thought. Besides the kit, the wonderful people at Glee Gum, sent some Glee Gum packets and some information pieces in regards to their products.
In addition to the chewing gum kit they also have make your own gummy candy kit and make your own chocolate kit. These kits are comprehensive, you actually make your own chocolate from scratch with cocoa butter and cocoa powder and your gummy candies are made from natural gelling ingredients found within seaweed. All the ingredients are included with the kits and each kit includes a wonderful story that relates to the kit. These kits are easy to do and are wonderful to use at home or in the classroom. Be sure to check out Glee Gum on Facebook and Twitter.
Dane, my 9 year old son and I made our chewing gum. As I mentioned here we had a blizzard this week and we had been snowed in and were getting a bad case of cabin fever. This was a perfect activity for Dane and I to do while Olivia took a nap.
To start off with we softened the gum base in the microwave. This took about 2 minutes in our microwave, we stirred it up to make sure that it was all softened then added the corn syrup. Thats where Dane started having fun. We then poured out some of the powered sugar to started kneading the gum.
After kneading the gum it was time to add the flavoring. Our kit included two flavors-fruit and cinnamon. Dane decided he wanted to make the fruit chewing gum so I went ahead and made the cinnamon. You can experiment with more flavors by adding Kool-Aid or Jello or by adding food color to change the color. After kneading the flavoring into the gum it was time to roll out the gum. We just added some of the powdered sugar to a cup and rolled the gum out. It was then time to cut out some pieces of gum.
Dane was the first to try out the fruit gum and as you can see he gave it two thumbs up! Overall, the gum was great, the mess wasn't bad and the experience and time with my son was AWESOME!!! It was an awesome way to spend some time on a snow day and all in all I think Dane and I really enjoyed the "Make Your Own Chewing Gum Kit" from Glee Gum.
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I received one Glee Gum Make Your Own Chewing Gum kit to use for my review. The opinions expressed are completely my own. Your opinion may differ. I received no other compensation.