Posted on July 1, 2021
This is the project that keeps on giving – keeping kids (and clearly adults too according to the look on my face in the photo) entertained for hours after they’re done making it! Plus it’s cool to see kids experience making it with their own hands and learning the science behind it.
SUPPLIES & TOOLS
- Elmer’s Glue (It’s important that it’s Elmer’s. The regular white kind works better than the others, but the glitter kind will work too.)
- food coloring (optional)
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Step 1: Gather and ready your materials
You’ll need a sink nearby, as well as disposable cups and something to stir with.
Step 2: Fill a cup up with water and stir a spoonfull of Borax into it.
Step 3: Grab another cup and put an inch of glue into it.
Step 4: Add 3 tablespoons of water to the glue
You can add food coloring during this step, but be aware that it could stain your hands and surfaces when playing with it.
Step 5: Add a tablespoon of the Borax mixture into the glue mixture
It will quickly begin become more solid. You can add more Borax mixture depending on how much glue was in the cup and how solid it’s getting. It’s better to add a little at first and then add more as you need because you definitely don’t want to add too much.
Step 6: Once its all stirred up and the right consistency, let it sit for a minute before getting it out of the cup
Tips & Tricks!
Store your slime in a Ziploc bag. After it has been sitting undusturbed a while, warm it up in your hands before you try to stretch it again.