Monday, October 7, 2013

Homemade Slime/Goop (Kid Craft) + How to Make it Glow in the Dark

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Anyone else on fall break?  Or just home with the kids listening to them say over and over again, "I'm bored lets do something," and then turning down every single idea you throw out there?  This doesn't just happen in our house, right?  

How about something they won't turn their noses up at?  Something inexpensive (woo hoo)  easy (perfect)  and not (too) messy?

Let's make some slime! Kids love anything that sounds gross too - no matter how old they are.  See the picture above - that's my kids both smiling and getting along (for a little while at least.)  Make Slime not War!

Adapted from Home Science Tools
Elmer's white glue (8oz bottle)
Borax (find in the laundry detergent aisle of the store)


Mix the glue with 1 cup of water (if you want to add a bit of food coloring here you can.  We added some Glo Away to ours so it would glow in the dark)
In another bowl mix 2 teaspoons of Borax with 2 cups of water.
Once the Borax dissolves completely, add the glue mixture to it. Stir the mixture slowly until a slimey consistency forms.  There will probably be some leftover water in the bowl, just pour it.
Store in a plastic bag in the fridge.

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  1. I've had this bookmarked all summer and I've been waiting until it's cold and rainy to do it. So excited! Looks really fun!

  2. I need to do this with my kids! Thanks for the "recipe". We are on our fall break too.

  3. I love gooey activities! My son isn't into slimey things yet, but when he is, we will do this all the time!

  4. that looks like something my kids would LOVE, the only problem is finding Borax...hmmmm, gonna have to add it to my list of stuff to bring back next time in the US! thanks so much for sharing on craft schooling sunday!


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