Homemade Slime

Homemade Slime Activity

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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:

  1. Help your child pour 2 teaspoon of Borax powder and 2 cup of water into a bowl.
  2. Have her stir the mixture together until the powder fully dissolves in the water.
  3. In a separate bowl, let your child mix 1 cup of glue with 1 cup of water.
  4. 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.
  5. Dump the Borax mixture into the bowl holding the glue mixture.
  6. Have your child stir for 5-10 seconds.
  7. Let her use her hands to stir the gooey mixture.
  8. Once the slime begins to firm up, store it in an airtight container.
  9. After a few hours have passed, let your child open up the container and play with her homemade slime!
Updated on Sep 26, 2012
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