Ah! Slime! The kids love it. It feels good. It moves in unique ways. It is simply fun to play with – and so easy to make too!
There are two methods for making slime, one includes borax and the other uses liquid starch. My kids are both old enough that they don’t put things in their mouths anymore and they can keep their fingers out of their mouths while playing so for this slime I combined borax powder and glitter glue. If your kids are younger, you may want to use the borax-free recipe. Because I made this one in December, I made it using red glitter glue, which has red and gold glitter in it, and then added some additional green glitter glue to make it festive.
Ingredients & Instructions:
In one bowl, mix together
- 1 6 oz bottle of glitter glue
- 2 Tablespoons warm water
- optional – additional glitter colors
- optional – peppermint extract, cinnamon extract, or other holiday scent
In a second bowl, mix together until the powder is fully dissolved
- 1/2 teaspoon borax
- 1 cup warm water
Add the borax to the glue and stir until it is too thick to mix with a spoon anymore. Remove it from any remaining water in the bowl and continue to mix with your hands until it is no longer sticky. It you have been kneading for awhile and it is still sticky, dissolves a small amount of borax in water and add it to the slime.
Here is the slime before I added the green glitter glue. The red glitter glue is in a clear base so the effect is very bright,
The green glitter glue was in an opaque base, which really changed the look. You would get the same effect if you used white glue and added glitter. Both look good and Girl Child liked it equally well both ways. She was just happy to have slime to play with!
Store your slime in a plastic bag and keep it in the fridge for the best longevity. I have kept slime for a few weeks even without storing it in the fridge. Always check for mold before giving it to your kids when it has been stored for a few days. Throw it out if it grows mold or dries out.