Some people call this slime "gak" or "blubber." It is the easiest thing to make, and so fun for kids (and adults).
We were introduced to it at booth at this year's Maker's Faire. My daughter made it herself and couldn't stop playing with it. It's got this really cool Silly Putty feel, but a little more stretchy and springy. You can even blow bubbles in it!
Here's how you make it...
- 8 oz. Elmer's Glue (2 bottles)
- 2 Tbs Borax
- Food coloring -- I used a lot of neon green
- A bowl and a cup
- Combine 8 oz of glue (2 bottles) and 8 oz of water in a big bowl
- Add as much food coloring as you like, I prefer lots of neon green.
- In a separate cup dissolve Borax into 8 oz of warm water
- Slowly pour the Borax solution into the glue solution and mix until it starts to come together
I put the slime into small plastic bags and with silver ribbons attached these free Halloween party printables from our site.
My daughter said all the kids would love me if I passed out slime Halloween party favors at our upcoming Halloween party. And for parents taking it home, I promise it's not too messy.
We were also asked by Elmer's Glue to share how important Elmer's Glue is as part of shopping for school supplies. But at our house, Elmer's goes way beyond that.
Since my daughter was little, I have always had multiple bottles of Elmer's Glue and multiple tubes of Elmer's Glue Sticks at the ready. I store them in her art bucket, along with paper, markers, scissors colored pencils, tape, craft sticks, and pipe cleaners.
The art bucket is always within reach, so that way, she can create anytime the mood strikes her. I was introduced to this idea from my friend Rachelle, founder of TinkerLab, who wrote a wonderful book about supporting kids as they explore their creativity . You might want to check it out.
And since there is nothing more fun than crafting with your children. Another resource worth taking a look at is the Elmer’s Parents Club. It's a handy site filled with great crafting ideas for your whole family (including my slime recipe).
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