Concocting Slime

I have labeled Wednesday afternoons kitchen concoction time at our house. For our first concocting adventure, my little guy and I whipped up a batch of slime. It is a quick and easy kitchen project. However, I should warn you that mixing up the slime will take a lot less time than cleaning up the resulting mess and the load of laundry that is sure to follow.

Let’s get started. There are only three ingredients: borax, white glue and food coloring.   

Measure one cup of glue. In our house that equaled two partially used bottles of glue and one full bottle. 

Pour glue into a large bowl. Add 1 cup of water. Stir in several drops of food coloring. If you haven’t already, you’ll want to be sure to get out a few paper towels at this point. You may also start thinking twice about not putting an apron on your kid. Just keep going. That Shout Advanced you have in the laundry room will work wonders. But if you don’t have any Shout Advanced, you should probably add it to your shopping list.  

My guy went a little wild with the food coloring, which is why our hands retain a slight blue tint after playing with the final product. You may want to limit your little scientist.

In a separate bowl (or a large measuring cup) mix four teaspoons of borax with 1 cup of warm water. Guess what’s next?

Try to get your helper to pour slowly. It might be a challenge. Then, start mixing the two borax into the glue. My guy dove in with his hands. 

Once it starts to take shape, pull it out of the bowl and knead it on the counter.

Now you get to play. Let your imagination run wild. Evan loved making hand prints and declared that the slime was alien goo. 

Store your slime in an air tight container. Ta da:

Here is a quick recap of the recipe. 


Solution A:
1 cup glue
1 cup water
Food coloring

Solution B:
1 cup warm water
4 teaspoons borax

In a large bowl mix Solution A. In a small bowl mix Solution B then pour it into Solution A. Mix until it starts to take shape, then pour onto counter and knead. Have fun! 

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