Homemade Slime

Presented By: Amanda Lanum

Sometimes parents get exhausted of ideas to keep the kids busy, especially over summer. Candis Meerpohl, Shawnee County 4-H, shares a fun idea for keeping them busy with a science experiment.

Polymer Slime
Supplies:
Water, White Glue, Borax, Food Coloring
Experiment:
There are two components to slime. There is a borax and water solution and a glue, water and food coloring solution. Prepare them separately.
Mix 1 teaspoon borax in 1/2 a cup of water. Stir until the borax is dissolved. Use the back of your spoon to break up clumps of borax.
In a separate container, mix 1/2 cup of glue with 1/2 cup of water until mixture is even. Add food coloring if desired. Two drops will do it!
Pour the borax solution into the glue solution. Stir together and your slime will begin to polymerize immediately!
It will be hard to stir, mix it up as much as you can, then remove from bowl and mix by hand If there is water left in the bottom of the bowl that is ok. Slime will harden as kids play with it.
Store slime in a sealed bag in the fridge when not using it.

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