Whip up a batch of fun slime for the kids to play with!
Here’s a basic recipe for making slime, plus you can make it whatever colour you like.
• 2 mixing bowls
• 8 ounces of Elmer's glue (must be Elmer's) Elmer’s make 4 ounce bottles so you’ll need two bottles.
• Food coloring
• Spoon for stirring
• 1 tablespoon Borax (you can find this in the laundry detergent aisle of Coles)
• Resealable plastic bag or clean plastic-covered container
Step 1 Mix one cup cold water with 8 ounces of Elmer's Glue in one mixing bowl.
Step 2 In a second bowl,mix 1 tablespoon of Borax with one-half cup of very hot water (not boiling). Stir well until the Borax is dissolved.
Step 3 Add about 10 drops of food colouring to the Borax-water mixture.
Step 4 Slowly add the hot Borax-water mixture to the glue-water mixture. Stir with a spoon for a few seconds.
Step 5 Using your hands,reach into the bowl and mix everything together. In less than a minute you'll have a gooey, non-sticky, stretchy slime.
Step 6 Store the slime in a resealable plastic bag or covered plastic container. You can keep the slime for several weeks as long as you refrigerate it when you're not playing with it.
Article first appeared on Better Homes and Gardens.