Homemade Slime Recipe (Just 2 Ingredients)
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Are you looking for a fun activity to do with the kiddos this summer?
This homemade slime recipe takes just 2 ingredients to make, and it 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!
How to Make 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
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 the 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.
Homemade slime notes:
- You can keep your slime covered in the fridge so it’ll last longer and not get moldy. The texture over time will get to be more like putty as it’s played with more.
- By using the optional ingredients (like food color and paint), you can customize the color of your homemade slime.
- If you want to add some sparkle or dazzle to your slime, add some glitter. It’s sure to brighten up your slime and add star quality to it.
- ChemMatters claims you can add a fluorescent quality to your homemade slime by doing the following: Cut the tip from a fluorescent highlighter marker, place it in a beaker containing up to 500 mL of water, and after a few minutes, the water will be highly fluorescent. When this water is used to make slime, the slime will be highly fluorescent under a black light.
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