Oct 2 11
by cara
at 8:04 PM
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Slime

The Littlest Apple has been begging to do another science experiment (and refusing all of my attempts to do arts and crafts), so today we made slime!  We’ve done a similar experiment in the past, but this time I actually remembered to take photos to share with you.  There are lots of different “recipes” for slime, but we used this one from Science Bob.  This slime was lots of ooey gooey fun, and it kept The Littlest Apple busy for longer than I expected!  This would be a neat activity or party favor for a Halloween party.

What You’ll Need:

  • Elmer’s glue (most kinds of white craft glue will work)
  • 2 disposable cups
  • Food coloring (you pick the color)
  • Water
  • Borax Powder (available at most large grocery stores near the laundry detergent)
  • A plastic spoon (for stirring)
  • A tablespoon (for measuring)

What to Do:

  1. Fill one small cup with water and add a spoonful of the Borax powder and stir it up. Then set it aside.
  2. Fill the other small cup with about 1 inch (2.5 cm) of the glue.
  3. Add three tablespoons (20 ml) of water to the glue and stir.
  4. Add a few drops of the food coloring and stir it up until mixed.
  5. Now the fun part…Add one tablespoons of the Borax solution you made earlier and stir well. Watch the slime form!
  6. After the slime forms let it sit for about 30 seconds and then pull it off the spoon and play with it!

Playing and stretching out the slime after it has dried out some. It’s spongy and rubbery in texture.  Not drippy, messy slime by the point…

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  • Anonymous

    We made this two days ago and Bailey has had a blast playing with it!  I put it in a ziplock bag and it’s still just as gooey today as the day we made it.  Thanks for the great idea!

  • Ccreaturestimes3

    So much fun! Thank you for the awesome “science project”.

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