Monday, July 21, 2014

Make Something Monday: Slime!

How's your summer going? We've been having a lot of success with our summer plan. Of course things are never perfect, but there's been a lot of fun filled activities that everyone's enjoyed. We got this idea for homemade slime from a trip to the library actually. In one of their programs they made this for the kids to touch and as soon as we got home we had to whip up a batch ourselves. I love it because it's so easy to make, in fact my 6-year old made it himself with just a little help. He's spent many happy hours playing with this since. Hurray for cheap fun!

Homemade Slime
Printable Recipe

*NOTE: Hopefully it goes without saying by the ingredient list, but this is a NON-EDIBLE recipe. It's simply for play. 

1 tsp. Borax (can be found in the laundry aisle of most grocery stores)
1-1/2 Cups water, divided
1/2 Cup Elmer's Glue
3-4 drops food coloring, optional

In a small bowl, mix 1 tsp. borax in 1 Cup water until borax is dissolved. Set aside. In another larger bowl mix together 1/2 Cup water and 1/2 Cup Elmer's glue until well combined. Add food coloring (if using) to glue mixture and mix again. Now pour borax/water mixture into Elmer's glue mixture and stir. You should start to see some separation and you'll notice the slime starting to form. Once this happens pick up the slime with your hands and move back and forth in your hands over the bowl until extra water drips off and slime has firmed up. Now it's time to play. Have fun!

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Do you need other ideas for activities this summer? Check out this post full of summer fun ideas. Happy Summer!

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