57. slime

I spent the afternoon with my two of my friends and we made slime for our kiddos using this recipe.

We had one bottle of clear glue and two bottles of the white glue. The recipe says you can use either. Not sure why, but the ones we made with the white glue did not turn out. It stayed really sticky and wet…The clear glue (green above) worked like a charm and came together in no time. Not sure what we did wrong with the other two slimes, it sure made a mess, but we had fun.

1 teaspoon borax powder
1 1/2 C water, divided
4 oz (1/2 C)  Elmer’s glue, clear or white
food coloring

Add borax powder to 1 cup of water and stir to dissolve.  Set aside.  Pour glue into a medium mixing bowl and add 1/2 C water. Add a few drops of food coloring until desired color is reached and then stir to mix glue solution until smooth.  Pour the borax mixture into the glue mixture and watch the solids start to form.  Stir for a few moments and then use your hands to gather the mass.  The mixture will be very soft and wet.  Keep kneading until it firms up and feels dry.  Discard excess liquid in bowl. The more you knead and play with the slime the firmer it will become.  Store in a ziplock bag or air tight container and the slime will keep indefinitely.