Science experiments are a fun way to let kids have a hands-on learning experience. One of our favorites is making slime. We’ll show you how to make slime with common household ingredients: Borax (natural laundry detergent booster), white school glue and food coloring. Kids of all ages can have fun measuring, pouring, and stirring the ingredients.
Educational Play with Slime
What You’ll Need:
- 8 ounces of Elmer’s White School Glue
- 1 teaspoon Borax (natural laundry detergent booster)
- Very Warm water (1 cup and 1/2 cup)
- Food Coloring
- Optional: Glitter *We added glitter to our slime, but found out you can’t really see it unless you use clear glue
3 Ingredient Slime Recipe
- In a small bowl, mix 8 ounces of glue with 8 ounces of very warm water.
- Add a few drops of food coloring. Stir.
- In a separate bowl, mix 1/2 cup of very warm water to the Borax. Stir until Borax is dissolved.
- Slowly pour the Borax/Water mixture from Step 3 into the Glue/Water/Food Color mixture. Stir constantly and watch as the mixture becomes solid and stringy. Continue to mix, using your hands. The mixture will start feeling like gel. Knead the mixture for a few minutes, until it reaches the perfect slime texture.
Your slime will be stretchy and gooey, but it won’t leave a mess behind. Let the kids play with it (they will love squishing it around) and store in an airtight container when you are done. Try making another batch of slime and use a different food coloring. We made blue and green slime!
Have you ever made slime? What are your favorite science experiments for kids? Let us know what you think in the comments.