We love this stuff. And I’m so happy to be sharing this simple recipe with you. We tried a few times to make slime, but sadly we were unsuccessful (who hasn’t been sucked in by the kids, only to create a sticky mess… right?). But we’ve now discovered this really simple method and find we have perfect slime every time.
Slime is great for entertaining the kids over weekends and holidays, have them make it themselves or with a friend, it’s sure to keep them busy for a while. Once you get the hang of it you can experiment with different textured slime, our’s tends to be a bit rubbery and stretchy, but you could alter the ingredients and experiment to create a more ‘gooey’ type. Try adding glitters, dyes, and sequins for extra fun.
To make this slime you will need:
1/4 tsp Borax Powder
1/2 Cup Elmer’s Clear Glue
1 Cup of warm water
Food Colouring & Glitter
Using one of the bowls, mix Borax with 1/2 cup of warm water (save the other half for the next step). Keep mixing until all the Borax Powder has dissolved (it’s important to use warm water as it helps the dissolving process).
Next, in a separate bowl mix the Elmer’s Glue and the remaining 1/2 cup of warm water. Mix well until it is combined and there are no lumps. Also mix in any glitter, food coloring or sequins until well combined.
Now for the chemical reaction… Pour the Borax mixture into the glue mixture and mix well. You’ll notice it clump and take slime formation. There may be remaining borax solution after you’ve finished mixing. You can discard it, or save it for your next ‘slime making’ session.
All done, wasn’t that easy! Now to enjoy the quiet time while the kids are amused for five minutes!