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Jul 23 2016
10 months ago
7:30 PM MDT

Homemade Slime Recipe (Just 2 Ingredients)

Jul 23, 2016 @ 7:30 PM MDT
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DIY Slime Recipe using Borax

Are you looking for a fun activity to do with the kiddos this summer? It takes just a couple common household ingredients to make some quick slime at home that provides lots of gooey wiggly sensory entertainment! 😛 Plus, it’s a great little mini science lesson learning how mixing Borax with polyvinyl acetate, a liquid polymer found in glue, creates one big squishy polymer when the molecules are linked together. My kids LOVED this so much!

Homemade Slime

1/2 cup (4oz.) Elmer’s School Glue
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon Borax Powder plus 1 cup water
optional; Food Coloring, Paint, or Glitter

How to Make Slime
Directions: Mix 1/2 cup glue and 1/2 cup water. Add food coloring, paint, or glitter if desired and stir well.  In a separate bowl, mix teaspoon of Borax and one cup of water. Slowly combine both mixtures and stir. You will see the slime start to form right away. Stir well, and start using your hands to combine.  Pour out any excess water.

Notes: You can keep your slime covered in the fridge so it will last longer and not get moldy. The texture over time will get to be more like a putty as its played with more and more.

Also, Elmer’s School Glue seems to have the best results. I tried another slime recipe using liquid starch that didn’t work out for us, and the Borax method worked right away. Borax powder can be found in the laundry isle of the store or on Amazon here.

DIY Slime Kids science Hip2Savecom

Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 small kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime! To see all of Lina’s DIY/Crafts created just for Hip2Save, click here.

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