It can be just a ball of slime to squish, you can roll it out and use cookie cutters to make shapes, or you can let it drop from your fingers to create a whole wall of slime (like in the top picture above).
Here’s how to make it (and you might even have all of these ingredients already!):
- 1 Tbsp. Borax
- 1 Yellow Highlighter
- 2 Tbsp. White or Clear Glue
- Pair of Pliers
- Popscicle Sticks or Stirring Sticks
- Tap Water
- Several throw-away plastic containers or cups
- Get the highlighter and the pair of pliers and use the pliers to take off the bottom of the highlighter so that you can get to the felt that holds the highlighter ink.
- Take that felt out and cut it down the middle length-wise to open up that layer of plastic that surrounds the felt.
- Open up the felt so that the fibers are showing, hold that felt piece over one of the disposable cups, and then pour water over the felt piece until the felt piece has no more (or very little) of the yellow dye left.
- You’ll now have a yellow solution.
- Into another disposable cup, measure out 4 Tbsp. of the yellow water and add 1 Tbsp. of Borax.
- Mix the yellow water and Borax well.
- In another disposable cup mix 2 Tbsp. of Tap Water and 2 Tbsp. of Glue.
- Pour the glue/water mixture into the yellow water/borax mixture and stir a couple of times.
- Pull out the clump of stuff that forms (there will still be a good amount of liquid left) and start to play with it!
- The more you play with it, the more it will start to look how it’s supposed to look.
- Once it can bounce, then it’s ready!
- You can store the slime in the refrigerator so that it will last longer.
I found out about this fun activity for my kids from Aurora at Super Charged Science! Once a month she does free science experiment webinars and my kids had a blast doing the webinar today! Be sure to check out her science curriculum site because she also has all of these instructions in a VIDEO there (in case you’re a visual person like me and need to watch it being done!) :)
She uses clear glue in her demonstration and directions, but I really liked the look of the white glue (and we had white glue on-hand so that’s what we used!)
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