Saturday, October 26, 2013

Marvelous Monday! (and Thursday) : Slime

This week's Marvelous Monday! experiment was making slime.

This was a fun activity and not nearly as messy as it looks.  The finished slime has a consistency very similar to Silly Putty. 

1 bottle (4 oz) plain school glue
warm water
1/2 teaspoon Borax (sold on the laundry aisle)
Food coloring
Empty the glue into a bowl.  Fill empty bottle about halfway with warm water.  Replace cap and shake to rinse bottle of glue.  Pour into glue.  Stir to combine.  Add several drops of food coloring at this point.  In a separate container mix about 1/4 cup of water with the Borax.  Stir to dissolve Borax.  While stirring glue mixture, slowly pour Borax into glue.  Almost immediately you will feel the consistency change.  I had to abandon the spoon and finish mixing with my hands.  I usually had a little water left that didn't mix with the slime.  The more the slime is played with the stiffer it becomes. 

We have had a lot of fun with it.  We let it drip over the sides of a cup and it slowly oozes down the sides and puddles on the counter.  The kids really had a ball with it!

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