Recently, a friend of ours made slime with their three-year-old daughter and we were inspired to do the same with our little one! We found a recipe from Home Training Tools, you can see it here.
I want to share with you our experience of using their recipe to create slime!
The ingredients they suggest you use are:
- Elmer’s white glue or Elmer’s school glue gel
- Borax (find in the laundry detergent aisle of the store)
- Two bowls
- Food coloring (optional)
We used Elmer’s glitter glue, in blue and green, and decided to forgo the food coloring.
Their step by step instructions are as follows:
What You Do:
- In one bowl mix 1/2 cup (4 oz) glue and 1/2 cup water. Add food coloring if you want colored slime.
- In the other bowl, mix 1 teaspoon borax with 1 cup water until the borax is dissolved.
- Add the glue mixture to the borax solution, stirring slowly.
- The slime will begin to form immediately; stir as much as you can, then dig in and knead it with your hands until it gets less sticky. (No one makes slime without getting a little messy!) Don’t worry about any leftover water in the bowl; just pour it out.
We found that the slime formed quickly, but in chunks. You must keep stirring to keep the reaction happening and creating more slime! We definitely had some leftover water to pour out as well. In my opinion, it’s more rubbery and like a “flubber” product than a Nickelodeon-like, gooey slime. The little guy really enjoyed not only playing with it, but the process of making it as well!
Here’s a video of how the process went at our house:
Make sure to keep the final product in a covered container! Did you make slime? Let us know about your experience below!