Is your child ready for some homemade slime? This gooey, squishy recipe will introduce your second grader to the world of measurements without seeming like a lesson or a chore. Honestly, could making slime ever be boring?
What You Need:
- 2 teaspoon Borax powder
- 1 cup glue
- Food coloring
- 3 cups of water
- 2 bowls
- Mixing spoon
- Airtight container
What You Do:
- Help your child pour 2 teaspoon of Borax powder and 2 cup of water into a bowl.
- Have her stir the mixture together until the powder fully dissolves in the water.
- In a separate bowl, let your child mix 1 cup of glue with 1 cup of water.
- Let her add a few drops of food coloring to the glue mixture. Encourage her to pick whatever color she wants! Green is a standard color for slime, but orange or purple slime could be fun as well.
- Dump the Borax mixture into the bowl holding the glue mixture.
- Have your child stir for 5-10 seconds.
- Let her use her hands to stir the gooey mixture.
- Once the slime begins to firm up, store it in an airtight container.
- After a few hours have passed, let your child open up the container and play with her homemade slime!