Make Your Own Slime!

Make Your Own Slime!

My kids love cool (and gross!) sensory activities, and so I’m always on the lookout for fun things to explore together.

Ages:
3 - 7
Est. Time:
<45 mins

How we did it:

Materials List

  1. white glue
  2. plastic cup / disposable cup
  3. food coloring
  4. water
  5. borax
  6. tablespoon
  1. Fill one small cup with water and add one spoonful of borax. Set aside. In another cup, squeeze about an inch of glue.  

  2. Add 3 tablespoons of water to the glue and stir.  

  3. If you would like colored slime, add a few drops of food coloring to the glue mixture. We added 8-10 drops to get a deep green. But, if you would like to be able to play with the slime without the worry of food coloring stains, you can just skip the food coloring and stick to white, ghostly slime.

  4. Add one tablespoon of the Borax mixture into the glue mixture. Stir well and observe how the watery glue begins to solidify just a little and turn into slime. Depending on how much glue you put into your cup, you may need to add a bit more Borax solution. Go slowly on adding the Borax stuff--your glue mixture will go from slime to solid pretty quickly (as ours began to.)