Thursday, June 11, 2015

Let's Get SLIMED!

SLIME.

So gross, but so much fun!  It's almost impossible to resist!


slime

My weekly activity time with Lily just got a bit more crowded!  Now that school's out for the summer, Dylan and Lexie want to join in.  For this week's activity, Dylan, Lexie, and Lily chose "Make Homemade Slime" from our list of activities! 

We decided to make two of our favorite slime recipes.  Neon Slime for Dylan and Glitter Slime for the girls!  Both recipes are really easy to make!  Not only is it fun to do, but there's science involved!

Neon Slime

To make Neon Slime, you only need a few simple ingredients:  8 oz white glue (I used two 4 oz bottles), 1 tsp Borax (found in laundry detergent aisle), 1 cup warm water, neon food coloring, spoons for stirring, and 2 mixing bowls.

033

STEP ONE: Empty glue into a large bowl.

040

STEP TWO:  Fill glue bottle(s) completely with warm water (you will use 1/2 cup water), shake, then pour into the bowl that contains the glue.  Stir. 

step2

STEP THREE:  Add several drops of neon food coloring to the glue mixture.  Stir.

step3

STEP FOUR:  Mix 1 tsp Borax into 1/2 cup warm water. Stir until the Borax dissolves.

step4

STEP FIVE:  Slowly pour the Borax solution into the glue solution while stirring. Keep a close eye on this process!  This is where the science aspect of it begins.  You will see the glue solution almost immediately begin to form into a solid as it meets the Borax solution!

076

STEP SIX:  Dig in and knead the slime!

078
slime
kidsslime
113

STEP SEVEN:  Store in an airtight container or a storage bag.

117

See? I told you it was easy!!!



GLITTER SLIME

Glitter slime is a lot like Neon Slime.  For this recipe, you will need: 1 bottle of glitter glue, 1 cup warm water + 1-2 TBSP warm water, 1 tsp Borax, spoons for stirring, and 2 mixing bowls.

118

STEP ONE:  Dissolve 1 tsp Borax in 1 cup warm water.

steponeglitter

STEP TWO:  Pour glitter glue into large bowl.

glitter

STEP THREE:  Add 1-2 TBSP warm water and stir again.  Isn't it pretty?!?

glitter2
155

STEP FOUR:  Slowly pour Borax solution into the glue solution while stirring.  Once again, you will see the glue almost immediately start to solidify!

glittersolidify

STEP FIVE:  Form a ball with the Glitter Slime and knead!

200

STEP SIX:  Store in an airtight container or storage bag.

228

The end result?  HOURS of fun!  

lexielily

Later, you might even find your 10 year old, who is growing up way too quickly, playing with the slime!

dylan

If you keep it stored in an airtight container/bag, it will last for weeks!

231

What are you waiting for?!?  Go make some slime!!!

091

12 comments:

  1. That looks like so much fun! I would have loved that as a kid, especially the purple sparkly one lol

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They loved it! I'm going to admit, my husband and I were playing, too!

      Delete
  2. I'd love to make some of those slime, but my babies (the ones I babysit) are little!! though I made playdoh with one, and it turned out very well... looks like the had so much fun doing it

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They loved it and they're still playing with it. Success!

      Delete
  3. Well, now I know what I'm doing with my kids tonight! Thanks for sharing the recipes.

    ReplyDelete
  4. So cool! I think my husband would love it the most... I don't think you can be too old for slime!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Oh this will be fun to try! We've got it at a ninja turtle party before for the favor - will be fun to make our own!

    ReplyDelete
  6. WOW! How fun! You're always amazing me with your ideas and activities for the kiddos. I'll definitely be making this. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! I like to keep it simple and stick with just one activity a week!!!

      Delete

I love hearing your thoughts and ideas! Let's connect!