Homemade Slime
How to make homemade slime

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This makes a really small batch, feel free to double or triple it. I like this version because it doesn’t seem to be as messy/gooey/sticky as some slimes.

In a larger bowl, mix 1/4 c white glue (like Elmers) and 1/4 c water. Add a squirt of tempera paint for color. You can even add glow in the dark paint for a weird twist.
Mix 1/2 teas Borax in 1/2 c water. Stir well until dissolved.

Slowly pour the Borax mixture into the glue mixture. You’ll see it clump up immediately. Stir. Pour off the excess liquid, and you’re left with the slime!

Smush it. Squeeze it. It gets even better the more you play with it. It stretches and breaks. It slowly flattens. You can punch holes in it. You can cut it out with cookie cutters. And I found it less messy than play-dough. It’s not for eating, so do exercise supervision.

The boy enjoyed it immensely, both helping make it, and playing with it afterwards!

And when you’re done, you can store it in an airtight container or bag. I’m not sure how long it will keep, but it should last for several more play dates!
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