DIY Slime! A Kid Favorite on a Rainy Day

My girls are kinesthetic learners and especially love squishing things through their fingers!  Kaiana came across this video a few weeks ago and came running to me, excited to show me a cool science experiment she wanted to try.  I though it looked neat and told her I would get the ingredients to make slime!  

DIY Slime! A Kid Favorite on a Rainy Day

There’s been a few rainy days this week and this afternoon was the perfect time to try to make some slime.  I set them each up with a bowl and gathered everything together.  It took less than 10 minutes to make the slime but they played with it for almost an hour, till we had to clean up for supper! The above video is great if you’re into toy videos (like a certain 4 yr old I know) but it doesn’t give detailed measurements so here is what worked for us.  

  • White glue – For each child I used one 7.6 oz bottle, you could also use two 4oz bottles.
  • Food color (optional)
  • Water
  • Borax (can be found in most large grocery stores in the laundry isle)

Pour the glue for each child into a bowl, add food color, stir to blend.  Add approximately 1 tablespoon of borax to half a cup of water, stir until dissolved. Slowly add the water mixture to the glue, only adding a little to start and then stir.  You may only need a tablespoon or two of water.  Stir quickly and the glue with start to thicken up and the stickiness will subside. Kneed on table until a ball forms.   

DIY Slime! A Kid Favorite on a Rainy Day

They had so much fun squishing, stretching, swinging, and covering things in slime! We saved it in an air tight container for more fun squishy play! 


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