Homemade Slime: Easy to Make and Fun to Play With!
I remember as a kid, loving to play with Slime. The squishy feel, the odd noises it made, just about everything about it. I remember getting it as a special treat, for Easter, or maybe if I got really good grades. When I found out I could make it at home for my kids, I was ecstatic! Not only was it easy and fun for them to make, it was a great way to explain some chemistry to them. What’s better than a fun teaching moment? It brought back so many memories making up a batch!
Safe Ingredients for Homemade Slime
Slime has a few simple ingredients which you might already have in your home. I use Borax to make laundry and dishwasher soap, so I always have a box on hand. It only takes a teaspoon to make the it, so you’ll have plenty left over for your cleaning needs. Elmer’s glue bonds with the Borax to make a wonderful polymer and give the Slime it’s slippery texture. You can use any food colorings you like to dress up your slime. The only other ingredient is a bit of water to bring it all together. When you mix them all in the right proportions, you get a blast from the past in homemade Slime.
- 1 t Borax
- 1 C water
- ½ C white glue
- ½ C water
- food coloring
- In a bowl, mix the Borax and 1 cup water until the Borax is completely dissolved.
- In another bowl, mix the glue, water, and food coloring.
- Slowly mix the glue into the Borax. The ingredients will begin to make Slime.
- When the Slime congeals, remove from the bowl, leaving the extra water in the bowl.
- Knead until smooth and slimy, dipping in the water if the slime dries out.
Storing your Homemade Slime
If you’d like to keep your Slime for any length of time, the key is to keep it in an airtight container. I like to keep mine in a heavy duty plastic zippy bag, sealed inside a plastic container. It keeps out all the air and keeps it fresh and soft. You’ll be able to play with your it for weeks , giving you hours of fun. The best part is you’ll know exactly what you’re playing with! Grab the glue and Borax and make a batch of Slime to surprise your kids!