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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Make your own SLIME!



Some seriously fun slime, goo, goop, gak, ooblick, ooze, gunk!
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 And easy to make.
Here's what you'll need:
A little scientist or 2...and:
Borax, glue and water...and food coloring.

Measure out 1 cup of glue.
We used white school glue, because that is what we have
tons of!  You can use clear glue for a more oozey slime.


Pour into large mixing bowl.
Fill your measuring cup with 1 cup of warm water
 and add that in too.
Then rinse out your measuring cup.

 Add food coloring (about 2 drops green and 3 yellow...or whatever)
and stir it up!

 Then put 1/2 cup warm water into your measuring cup.
Add 1 teaspoon Borax...stir.
 Slowly pour the borax liquid into the green glue mixture and stir.
Stir stir stir.
 Instantly it will start to get stringy and thick.

 This is the part where you set your spoon down and dig in with your hands.
Kind of like kneading dough...you are mixing, squishing
and smooshing all the stuff together.
There shouldn't be any liquid left over--it will all be assimilated into slime

It's awesome!
It's like a liquid when it is in your hand holding still...
but becomes hard and solid when manipulated! 
 We sat on the grass and played with it for 2 hours straight!
Don't eat it.  I told my kids they could...
but it was glue and soap...their choice.
No one tried it.  :)

Note:  For an adult and my 8 and 10 year olds, 
this was a mess free activity.
It's easy to manipulate the slime without it getting everywhere...
for the 4 year old...
It got a little messy.  But fun, nothing that I couldn't handle...
we didn't even get out the hose!
Probably smart to play with it outside anyway!
 


    We are bringing this stuff to the Trunk-or-Treat!
It's THAT awesome!

Stores in an airtight container and lasts weeks!
 
This would be a fun birthday present for a boy!
Love it!



Linking up to THESE parties this week!

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3 comments:

Jessi @ Practically Functional said...

Love it! I loved playing with gak when I was a kid. Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust said...

Wow Nat, wish I would have known about this when my boys were little. They would have loved it! Thanks for sharing at my par-tay.

Warmly, Michelle

shorty said...

this is a perfect project to do with my 11yr old son. his doing an enterprise day at school so he has to come out with a great idea to sell the product and this is a perfect idea to make and sell the items. we thank you for sharing this idea...shirley

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