Thursday, February 17, 2011

Homemade Slime

This is a Non-Edible recipe but it was so much fun that I just had to share!

When we made it last week, we still had freezing temps outside and needed an afternoon activity to keep my preschooler busy. This was a huge hit! For both my 4 year old and myself! Carson helped measure out all the ingredients and stirred everything together making the ooey, gooey slime! I let him pick two colors this time and handed him some cookie cutters to play with. At first he was almost afraid of the stuff and didn't want to touch it. Low and behold after a few more minutes and watching his momma dig right in and have a blast he soon decided to join in on the fun. He played for 2 hours with this stuff!

Homemade Slime
Source: Our Crazy Crafty Life and Peppermint Plum

1 1/2 c. glue
4 T. Borax (found with the laundry detergent)
4 c. water
food coloring (optional)

Mix 2 cups water, the glue, and a few drops of food coloring in a bowl.

In a separate bowl mix 2 cups water and the borax.

After it's dissolved pour the borax mixture a little at a time into the glue mixture and stir. (You might not need all the borax mixture.) The slime will instantly form as you stir it a few times. Let the mixture sit for about 5 minutes, and if any excess liquid has separated, pour it out into the sink. Stir up the slime again and it is ready to go!

Squish it, poke it, stick stuff in it, watch it ooze through your fingers. It's fabulous.

Store in ziplock bags in the refrigerator.

*Note: Vinegar will take the slime out of clothes and mayo will take it out of hair!!!! We did get a little on our clothes but luckily none in our hair so this is good information to have - just in case!!!!

1 comment:

  1. Also, 1/4 c. vinegar and 3/4 c. water mixed together and used to dab the stain will remove slime from carpet, furniture, clothes, etc. I just used it on my couch!