Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Clara's Blue Slime

Clara found the recipe for this gloppy slime on Our Best Bites blog.

We got really excited about it and made it straight away.

The ingredients cost me around $1.50 and Clara did all the prep work.

We had lots of fun playing around with it.

When Jim wakes up from his nap I'm sure he'll love it too.

Blue Slime

1 teaspoon borax powder
1 1/2 C water, divided
4 oz (1/2 C)  Elmer’s glue, clear or white
food coloring

Add borax powder to 1 cup of water (I mixed it right in my 1 C measure) and stir to dissolve.
Set aside.  Pour glue into a medium mixing bowl and add 1/2 C water. Add a few drops of food coloring until desired color is reached and then stir to mix glue solution until smooth.  Pour the borax mixture into the glue mixture and watch the solids start to form.  Stir for a few moments and then use your hands to gather the mass.  The mixture will be very soft and wet.  Keep kneading until it firms up and feels dry.  Discard excess liquid in bowl. The more you knead and play with the slime the firmer it will become.  Store in a ziplock bag or air tight container and the slime will keep indefinitely.

1 comment:

  1. This is awesome Jess! We were also excited when we saw your pictures because I have been looking for Borax for a month and haven't been able to find it. Nathan needs it for a science experiment to make plastic (he's doing elementary chemistry unit). I've looked in No Frills, Wal-Mart, and Canadian Tire and no luck so far. Where did you find it? My kids would love to make the blue slime with it too :)