Slime is all the rage with the middle school kids right now, so I decided to make a batch (or 3) with Maxwell and see what he thought about the slime craze. (He loves it!) It’s the perfect rainy/ snowy/ too hot outside activity! I teamed up with Elmer’s to make slime that does not include borax and is perfect for little hands. We are sharing how to make slime with 4 ingredients, likely all things you have on hand right now. There are also lots of learning activities you can do with slime, our favorite proved to be a lesson on mixing colors!
Here’s what you need to make slime:
- 4 fl oz Elmer’s School Glue
- Baking soda
- Contact solution
- Food coloring
- A bowl
- Something to mix with, we used a left over chop stick. The stick end of a paintbrush would work well too.
How to Make Slime:
First, empty the entire 4 FL OZ container of Elmer’s glue into the bowl. Maxwell loved this part and was very patient to let the last drips drip out of the bottle.
Now, it’s time to choose your slime color. This was a tough choice for Maxwell, so we decided on making two batches! The first red and the second batch blue. Then mixed them together to make purple!
Mixing the food coloring into the glue and baking soda concoction is mesmerizing! Take your time mixing the color, it’s fun.
The last step is to add 1 TBSP of contact solution. Mix until the slime forms and gets harder to mix. Take the slime out of the bowl and knead it with your hands for a minute or so. It’s the perfect slime texture, doesn’t stick to everything, but pulls apart perfectly!
Maxwell loved playing catch with the slime, making imprints in the slime, and investigating how far it could stretch. Slime was a winner in Casa de Dorobek! Someone else also loved the slime, but she really just wanted to eat it, which is not a good idea. Can you see Max trying to get his cars in the slime? He loved making the wheel imprints!
Here’s how to make slime one last time in a simple list form:
- Pour out the entire contents of a 4oz of Elmer’s school glue into the bowl.
- Add ½ TBSP of baking soda and mix.
- After mixing, add your choice of food coloring and mix.
- Add 1 TBSP of Contact solution
- Mix until slime forms and it begins to get harder to mix.
- Take the slime out and begin kneading with both of your hands.
If needed you can always add ¼ TBSP Contact solution to make the slime less sticky. Get ready to make batch after batch, slime is addicting! And if you are looking for more slime recipes, Elmer’s a few really fun ones including galaxy slime!
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