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A little while back we made disco play dough. I thought I’d take it a step farther and try a slime version. It was super-simple to make, and my 14-year-old even enjoyed it (and lately he doesn’t enjoy much of anything that doesn’t involve the word ‘Xbox’ in it).
Slime recipes are fairly common. Go ahead and google it. You’ll probably find page after page that features a very similar how-to. There are a few varieties – this one is the liquid starch kind. Even though the ingredients are kid-friendly, they are far from edible. If you have a child who enjoys eating everything or regularly puts what he’s playing with into his mouth, hold off on experimenting with this slime. It is not in any way taste-safe (i.e., do not eat it!).
I made a small batch, but you can mix up more goo if you double the recipe. You’ll notice that each of the many ingredients come in equal quantities. You’ll also notice that you need to do some basic measurements. Why not throw in a little math lesson and let the kids do the measuring themselves?
Here’s What You’ll Need:
· ¼ cup school glue (I’ve used regular white glue before. It works pretty well. This time I used clear Elmer’s glue. I have to say, I did like it better – if you like a clear slime).
· ¼ cup water
· ¼ cup liquid starch
Here’s What to Do:
1. Measure ¼ cup of glue. Pour it into a bowl.
2. Measure ¼ cup of water. Mix that in with the glue.
3. Sprinkle in the glitter. Now, add some more. Do you have enough? Probably not. So, go ahead and add even more. Use lots of different colors to get that disco ball effect.
4. Measure ¼ cup liquid starch. Slowly mix it in, adding it bit by bit.
5. Continue to mix the slime (your child can use his hands to do this) until it is like runny gelatin.
You can add some more glitter now, if you don’t already have enough!
Are you looking for more slime ideas? Check out how to make alien slime.
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