How to make Borax and glue slime

My son and I love making borax and glue slime. It’s so easy to make. It lasts for a long time if you keep it in an airtight container and because it doesn’t cost much money to make, you can make it anytime! You can find Borax in the laundry detergent aisle. I bought my box of Borax from Target.

To make borax and glue slime, you will need the following ingredients:

-one 4 oz. bottle of school glue

-4 oz. of water

-food coloring

-1 tablespoon of Borax

-1 cup of water

You will need a large mixing bowl. Pour the entire 4 oz. bottle of school glue into the bowl. Fill the empty bottle of school glue with water. Then pour the water into the bowl with the glue. For this recipe, you will need equal amounts of glue to water. By adding water to the bottle, you can be sure that you have equal amounts of both.

Now add a couple of drops of food coloring to your glue and water mixture. Using a spoon, mix this altogether until it is all combined.

In a separate bowl, add one cup of water. Then add 1 tablespoon of borax. Mix together until combined.

You will notice that the glue and water mixture is pretty runny and watery and nothing close to being slimelike. But now comes the fun and scientific part. Slowly add the borax and water mixture to the bowl with the glue and water mixture while mixing with a spoon. Do this slowly. As you are mixing, you will notice that the mixture will start being less runny and watery. It will start thickening and it will start forming into slime. After awhile, using a spoon to mix won’t be enough and you will now need to use your hands to mix (or squeeze) the slime together. You will also want to do this to really mix in the food coloring so it colors the slime evenly. You might have some water leftover. Just toss it out.

By now, your slime is formed and ready to play! Add some little objects into your slime and watch them sink in slowly. A little alien is perfect for this glob of slime!

My son got the grossery gang for Christmas. I think slime is a perfect addition to these little grossery gang objects.

Have fun making slime!

Today I am grateful for science, play and discovery.

“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.”
Carl Sagan

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