Monday, October 28, 2013

Slime!

Now here's something the entire family can make AND play with around Halloween - slime! With a few ingredients, you too can make your very own slime whenever you want! I found this post by Domestic Charm who edited the recipe from About.com. I couldn't clearly read her instructions and may have done things a little differently but it still turned out awesome. If you have five minutes and these ingredients, you can make this right now!

4 oz or 1/4C of Clear or Blue Elmer's Glue
2-3 Tablespoons of Glow in the Dark Paint (you can get this at any craft store)
Neon Green Food Coloring (in the baking section of your grocery store)
Borax (in the laundry section of your grocery store)
Warm water
Slime or snot, it's disgustingly awesome!

Ok, here are the steps I took that are a little different than the original instructions:

1. In a large bowl, combine 1C warm water and the Elmer's glue (I only had a 5oz bottle of clear glue so I eyeballed 4oz worth).
2. In the same bowl, I added 2-3 tablespoons of glow-in-the-dark paint (again, I just eyeballed - it will not spread out so you can clearly see how much you're adding and 3 tablespoons did not seem like enough for it to glow). Also, add neon green food coloring - 2 or 3 drops should do the trick.
3. In your measuring cup, measure 1/3 cup of warm water and add to the glass 2 teaspoons of borax and mix
4. Slowly pour the borax solution into your big bowl. You'll notice it immediately starts to solidify. I used the entire water/borax mixture because I thought it would be too watery and it turned out just fine! After a while, you just gotta get your hands in there and play with it!

How much does it make? Well, I filled up an entire 32oz Ball mason jar if that tells you anything!

TOTAL COST: About $14.50
$5.46 for 20 Mule Team Borax on Amazon (realized it was cheaper in the store after I bought it online! Note this is for about 5 pounds worth and you're only using a couple tablespoons in this recipe)

$3.99 for McCormick 4-Pack Neon Food Coloring on Amazon

$1.99 for glow-in-the-dark paint from Michael's

$2.99 for 5oz. of clear Elmer's glue from Michael's

TOTAL AMOUNT OF TIME: 5 minutes

EASY-PEASY SCALE: 1 out of 5
Definitely something the kids can make and perfect for this time of year!

2 comments:

  1. I'm going to try this with my kids at school--Thanks!

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