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Gooey Green Slime

Help kids create their own long-lasting toy with this easy-to-make slime — it pulls apart, stretches, and even bounces!

green slime

Source: Martha Stewart

Introduction

This formula for green slime comes from our friend Professor Figgy. Tools and materials are available at grocery and crafts stores. 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.

 

As an alternative, try experimenting with our Fluffy Slime (Borax-free solution).

 

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

  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.)

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