Do you need a fun boredom-buster? Make some slime! Homemade slime is one of the easiest and coolest projects you can do with your kids. It’s a great science experiment if you explain how the liquids and powder “magically” turn into slime, if you want to launch a discussion on polymers with your older children. If not, you can just explain that sometimes when you mix things together they change forms, and that is what the study of “chemistry” is about! When kids can relate a word that may seem scary and difficult, like “chemistry,” to something fun, they’re more likely to become more interested in it, and may end up finding that they love science!
1 teaspoon borax powder
1 ½ cup water
½ cup Elmer’s glue (clear or white)
- Dissolve the borax powder in 1 cup of the water. In another bowl pour in the glue and add ½ cup water. Stir in the food coloring and optional glitter and mix it all together until it’s well incorporated and smooth.
- Pour the borax mixture into the bowl with the glue mixture and prepare to be amazed as it forms into slime once mixed!
- Now for the fun part; ditch the spoon and use your hands instead to knead the slime together! When you’re finished playing with it store it in a Ziplock bag.
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