We have had a mission to help FireMan Sam, make some gloves to stop his hand getting wet from putting out the fires with the water hose. We did this by trying different materials and estimating which ones will keep his hands dry. We notice that the tin can, the plastic jug, the plastic bucket kept our hands dry. But the material and paper made them wet! The paper even ripped!
We have been using cornflour, and spoke about how it feels slimey.