Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Homemade Slime!

Today Alexandra and I made some homemade slime. We had fun before making Oobleck so I thought this would be a hit too - and it was! And it's great for sensory play too!

I've seen this recipe all over Pinterest but the one that caught my eye was from Our Best Bites. There is a great step by step list of instructions with a picture for each step so if you need that go check it out!

The best thing is that this slime is so easy to make and only has 4 ingredients: Glue, water, food coloring, and Borax. These ingredients are mixed together in 5 minutes and you instantly have slime, which is great when you have an eager four year old waiting to play!

So here are the directions for the slime. Have fun making it and playing with it but please supervise young children with it. This slime is not edible as it contains Borax and glue -  it's simply to play with!

1 teaspoon Borax powder
1 1/2 cups water, divided
4 oz glue (1 small bottle, either white or clear: I used white)
a few drops of food coloring

1. In one bowl mix 1 teaspoon Borax powder with 1 cup of water. Stir to dissolve and set aside. 
2. In another bowl mix the glue with 1/2 cup water and stir to combine. Add a few drops of food coloring.
3. Add the Borax mixture to the glue mixture. A solid will form and be stringy with a lot of water in the bowl.  
4. Stir and then knead the mixture with your hands, squeezing out all of the excess water. If you continue kneading you can form the slime into a cohesive ball. Discard the excess water. 

Now just explore! Stretch it, flatten in, make it into a ball, and just have fun! 


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