Homemade Slime – We Had To Do It

Every time we go to OMSI and play in the children’s activity room with slime the kids say “we need to make a bunch of that at home.” But then we saw this post and I new I couldn’t put it off any longer. (Especially since my daughter was sitting right next to me and shouted “oh my gosh, Mom, let’s make that right now!”

It was really easy to make and totally worth it. My kids loved it!

Things you’ll need:

* Borax

* water

* Elmer’s glue

* plastic cup

* Popsicle sticks for stirring

* food coloring

Tidy Mom has a great YouTube video on how to make it. But it’s easy.

Measure out 1/4 cup Borax and pour it into a 2 liter bottle. Add water until it’s about 1/3 full. Shake it up.

Measure out equal parts of glue and water. We used 1/3 cup of each.

Add the water to the glue and stir.

Add food coloring and stir.

While you are stirring, add a small amount of the Borax solution to the cup. A couple of drops at a time. Mix. The glue will start to “glob” around the Popsicle stick.

Keep adding a few drops of the Borax solution until it’s as think as you want it.

Take the glob off of the Popsicle stick and wash it off in water.

Now play! It’s that simple.

You can roll it out. Cut it up. Roll it into a ball. It’s endless!

My Son discovered that if you roll it out and then blow under it, it makes farting noises. Oh, how proud he was of his discovery =o)

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  1. I remember doing this with my own kids:) Thanks for the reminder…time to make some with the munchkins!

  2. How fun! I think my little ones would be super happy and excited to play with these. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Now that I’m a grandma, I need to remind myself of all these fun things.

  4. This is such a fun project! Thanks for sharing. I’d love for you to stop by http://www.laughloveandcraft.com and link up to my Share the Wealth Wednesday Link Party! I’m your newest follower!

  5. mmmmm 🙂 this looks fabulous! welcome to SRC! cant wait to see you next month!

  6. Your kids look like they had the best time with this. Can’t wait to read more of your ideas.

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  7. My kids love the slimy stuff! Thank you for linking up to The Sunday Showcase!