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The Parent Show

Portlandia Star Carrie Brownstein on Girls Rock Camps

POSTED ON 05/09/11
In This Episode

In addition to starring in the IFC comedy Portlandia, Carrie is also a musician (she was the lead guitarist for Sleater-Kinney and now plays with WIld Flag) and she is a huge advocate for rock camps for girls. Check out our links for more information about the phenomenal success of Girls Rock Camps —there’s even a movie (the producers lent us the great footage you see in this episode — so go see the feature film —it’s great!).

If you’re interested in helping your kids learn about music at home, check out the new PBS KIDS show, Chuck Vanderchuck’s “Something Something” Explosion. You’ll find activities and games that can get them ready for rock camp, or start rocking on their own!

Carrie Brownstein




  • Layley

    You can use other recipes such as Tide and glue (and shaving cream if you want fluffy slime) to make slime. You can use glue and eye contact solution too. There are many recipes out there, not just Borax.

  • Tamara

    Hi – I thought I’d add to the discussion. I have 2 kids who both tried this recipe. My son’s worked great and my daughter’s ended up with tons of water. We tried my daughter’s again and found that timing is everything. My son and my daughter’s second try they continuously stirred everything. My daughter’s first try she paused a few times before stirring (waiting for the spoon, etc). You must continuously stir at the beginning to make it work properly.

  • Dasvon

    …..but keep in mind that Tide contains both borax and citric acid.

  • Megan Michelle Roberts

    I’ve done this same recipe to make slim myself but a friend shared with me a disturbing video of a little girl with 2nd and 3rd degree burns from this please be careful.

    http://abc7.com/family/homemade-slime-gives-girl-3rd-degree-burns/1821133/

  • Karley elwell

    what is the glue for.




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