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Project

Green Slime

Introduction

Help kids create their own long-lasting toy with this easy-to-make "slime" -- it pulls apart, stretches, and even bounces. To make a fluorescent variation, replace the water being used to make your two solutions (one with the glue and one with the Borax) with Glow Water.

Materials

  • 2 mixing bowls
  • Warm water
  • Elmer's glue
  • 1/4 teaspoon unsweetened Kool-Aid or 4 to 8 drops liquid food coloring
  • Craft stick
  • Borax

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Mix together 1/3 cup warm water, 1/2 cup Elmer's glue, and Kool-Aid or food coloring. Stir thoroughly with craft stick; set aside.

  2. Step 2

    Mix together 3/4 cup warm water and 2 teaspoons Borax. Stir thoroughly with craft stick; pour into mixture one, stirring continuously.

  3. Step 3

    Remove glob from bowl and work in your hands for 2 to 3 minutes. Store in resealable plastic bag or air-tight container. (Tip: If mixture starts to dry out, pour a small amount of water over it and knead for 2 to 3 minutes before returning to a tightly sealed container.)

Source
The Martha Stewart Show, March 2010

Reviews (6)

  • 20 Mar, 2010

    Just made this yesterday and my son LOVED it!!! Great craft for kids. :)

  • 17 Mar, 2010

    Just did this fun activity with my girls. They love it.

  • 17 Mar, 2010

    They used liquid drops on the show.

  • 17 Mar, 2010

    They used liquid drops on the show.

  • 16 Mar, 2010

    You have liquid food coloring in one part f your instruction and powdered in the other. Which is the right ingredient?

  • 16 Mar, 2010

    I am a Preschool Teacher, and we often make slime as well. At school we use equal parts of Elmers glue and liquid starch with added food coloring. Same result!