Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins
The kids love this! I would not suggest this for very young children.
- 1 cup glue (be sure to use water soluble glue)
- green food coloring (the neon stuff works great!)
- 4 teaspoons borax
- You will need two mixing bowls. In the first bowl, mix together 3/4 cup warm water, 1 cup of glue and a few drops of food coloring.
- In the second bowl, mix together 4 teaspoons borax with 1 1/3 cups warm water.
- Pour the contents of the first bowl into the second bowl but DON'T STIR.
- Let the mixture sit for about 1 minute or until it congeals. Then lift mixture out of the bowl.
- Now you have slime! (store in ziploc bags to keep it from getting hard).
- NOTE: If you want your "slime" to be more slimy just a add a little more glue, and if your slime is too sticky add a little more borax and play with it until you get the consistency you'd like. It will change as it it kneaded and played with.
Great slime! Don't make the mistake of wrapping it in paper towel to dry it off a bit when you first make it - you'll never get the paper towel off it! The particularly slimy parts can be put back into the borax water to congeal further. My kids (age 3 and 5) had a great time hiding little plastic bugs in it for a fun halloween activity.
Made this with my nephew...great fun.
I use this with my high school students quite often and they really enjoy it (polymerization reactions; how physical properties of substances change after a chemical reaction). I mix the two solutions in empty water bottles, then each student gets a small zipper sandwich bags and can pour the solutions and food colouring of their choice into their bag (we open each bag and stand it up in a beaker to avoid disaster). We sometimes have competitions to see who can adjust their mixture to make the "slimiest" slime, the "bounciest" slime, and the overall most disgusting slime. Adding a couple of drops of a cleaning product, like Lysol or Mr. Clean, and storing the slime in the fridge will help it to "keep" longer.