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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

How to Make Slime

Here’s a fun project to do with kids on a rainy day…and the best part is the fun can last for weeks. I found the “recipe” on pinterest via Tinkerlab and was shocked to see both of my boys spend ages playing with the slime.P1030125

All you need is some Elmer’s Glue, Borax and water, and food coloring if desired! I halved Tinkerlab’s recipe because that’s the amount of glue I had and it was plenty of slime for my son to play with…

I took 2 oz white glue and mixed it with 2 oz lukewarm water. Now’s a good time to add the food coloring. In a separate bowl I mixed 1/2 tsp Borax with 1/4 cup water. Then I slowly added the Borax mixture to the glue mixture while stirring, only adding until the mixture begins to form into the wonderful consistency of slime.

My 4 year old helped with the mixing and was so excited…the same day he sat and quietly played with his slime for 45 minutes, cutting, rolling, etc…P1030128P1030130P1030136

When not using your slime, store it in an airtight container until it starts stinking (ours is going on a few weeks and still smells fine).

I’ll be linking up to What Are Little Boys Made of?, Preschool Corner Friday, Fun Stuff Fridays, and Kids Get Crafty.


  1. We made this a few months ago - so fun!

  2. How simple! I have been wanting to try this for so long. Thanks for sharing Judy :D

  3. Ahhh, I love it. I'm so coming over to your house to play.

  4. I'm bookmarking this. The kids would love this.

  5. Ooh slime, now there is something we haven't done yet!

    Thank you for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!

    Maggy & Alissa

  6. I'm so glad to hear you tried this recipe and that it brought some happiness to your home :)

  7. Haha! Homemade slime is just awesome. My kids love it too :)