Monday, July 16, 2012

Crafting with the Kids

And it got kind of slimy!

We did it. We made slime and boy is it a hit! We even went back to the store for more glue so we can make more colors of it. It's so simple and so fun.

You start by mixing a 1/2 cup of Elmers White Glue with a 1/2 cup of water. I used a 4 oz bottle of glue and then filled the bottle with water and put that in.

Add food coloring to get the color you want it. They wanted light blue the first time.

Then you dissolve 1 tsp. of Borax in 1 cup of water and pour it in. That's when the fun begins! You stick your fingers in and start mixing.

Once you get it to a glob, keep squishing. You'll have excess water in the bowl, just throw it away.

The more you squish, the water will come off until it's the right consistency.

This little project is a keeper. So much fun! We keep ours in a ziploc bag and it's still like the day we made it.

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Cranberry Morning said...

Thanks, Terri! I hope to use this with my grandsons this weekend. They're coming out on Friday and they'll love this. :-)

Mohala Johnson said...

I remember doing this when I was little, so much fun. Thanks for sharing such a fun and messy idea!

Terri said...

Your my kind of granny! So much fun!

Tonii said...

Oh kids are going to LOVE this! Especially my little guy, thank you so much for sharing!!

Agy said...

Hi Terri, thanks for sharing. My son really wants to make this but apparently Borax is not sold in Singapore. Do you know what could be an alternative? :-)