This Shimmery 3-Ingredient Slime Recipe is Easy to Make
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This 3-ingredient DIY slime recipe using Borax is frugal, easy, kid-friendly, and totally customizable.
Are you looking for a fun at-home activity to do with the kiddos?
Make some DIY slime with Borax! This crazy cool cousin to Play-Doh has been super trendy in the last few years, and you’d never believe how easy it is to make right at home. You get to skip out on expensive store prices and you can customize it to your heart’s content—what’s not to love? 😍
Our easy slime recipe takes just 3 ingredients to make (borax, glue, and water), and it provides lots of gooey wiggly sensory entertainment! The kids will have just as much fun making it as they will playing with it after. 🙌
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.
DIY slime is crafty, creative, and makes learning cool! 🙌
Here are some helpful tips for creating the perfect slime recipe with Borax at home:
- Keep your DIY slime covered in the fridge so it’ll last longer and not get moldy (we put ours in a freezer Ziploc bag). The texture over time will get to be more like putty as it’s played with.
- If you want to add some sparkle or dazzle to your slime, add some glitter. You can find tons of eco-friendly brands that are sure to brighten up your slime and add star quality to it! ✨ You can also give your DIY slime some texture with miniature pearls!
- If you want your slime to be more stretchy, add 1-2 squirts of lotion to the mixture.
And did you know that you can make it fluorescent?
The coolest thing about making your own slime is that you can add in pretty much anything you want, including neat fluorescent colors! Just cut the tip from a fluorescent highlighter and let it sit in 500ml of water for several minutes. Then, make the slime using that water, and your kids will be amazed to see the slime glow under a blacklight. 🙌
Basic DIY Slime with BoraxPrint
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