March 08, 2012

Slime Time

I got this "recipe" from a friend who linked to it on Facebook. It is similar to a slimy gluey concoction that my son has made at science class a few times. I didn't even realize I had all the ingredients for it right at home! So, when my son came home from school that day we got to slimin'.

Our Best Bites is the blog that had the instructions. They have a ton of other recipes that are not only edible but delicious. My sister has their cookbook and loves it. I should check to see if it's gone down in price. Anyway, here is the blog post that contains the instructions, it's easy & fun but pretty messy. Good news is that even though this slimy stuff got on clothes and hair and table and floors, it washed off pretty easily, even after it dried. It could be because we used the "washable" school glue rather than just the regular...I'm not really sure. It also said you can use that clear or glittery kind of Elmer's glue. But while shopping for glue at Walmart today, I discovered the price difference, 37 cents for regular white glue vs $2.88 for fancy clear blue glittery glue. We will settle for the milky colored slime for that price, especially since you use a full 4oz bottle for each batch.

Here's a few pics of our slime creation-

Squirting the glue in the bowl:

The transformation begins:

Turning more slimy:

Stretchy, slimy, ooey, gooey fun:

It looks really sticky, but it's not. It mostly just sticks to itself. It's so fun to squish through your fingers, make into shapes then watch them "melt" back into a blob. One of the kids' favorite things to do with it is blow into it. They take straws and stick them into the slime and blow. It either blows big bubbles or makes the kind of noises that are popular with the 10 and under crowd. Okay, I found myself giggling too.

We've made another batch since then in purple. Both batches have been kept fresh in Ziploc bags and are still very 'playable' even after a week.
What a great project for spring break or for the upcoming lazy days of summer!


Anonymous said...

Ours is still good a week after it was made. And I never thought to blow in it with a straw. I'm sure the kids will love that. We put it in small kids cups (like the kids you get at a restaurant for kids) to make it make all kinds of rude noises popular with the 12 and under crowd.
(Karen J.)

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

Would it be weird if I made some to play with?! I have a big box of borax. Just need some glue :)

Greta said...

Absolutely not weird at all. I'm surprised you have no glue at your house!

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

I have hot glue sticks, Elmer's wood glue, gorilla glue, glue dots, spray adhesive... everything but normal glue!