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Want to know how to make slime? It’s really easy and one of my kids favorite things to do! We have made and shared a lot of edible slimes over the years, I also have a fun and easy floam recipe on my site. This slime recipe is our old favorite and an update from one of my oldest posts on the site! I figured it was time for a re-fresh of old pictures. 🙂 This is the easiest slime recipe. Plus it is SUPER stretchy, and lasts a good long time.
How Is Slime Educational?
Now moms, if you are reading this and wondering why in the world anyone would want to make slime, hear me out! Or, if you are wondering if there is really anything to learn from it, read on.
Slime can definitely be a learning activity. When you make slime you can learn about chemical reactions, polymers and non-newtonian fluids (Oobleck is another non-newtonian fluid).
Slime is an awesome sensory activity for kids, too. Some kids thrive with something in their hands to knead and mold as they read or listen.
I know it can get messy and stuck to things~ believe me, we have been there, but I think the mess is worth it (sometimes)!
How to Make Slime
1 1/2 c. very warm water
2 c. glue
food coloring (as much or little as you want)
1 1/3 c. very warm water
2 tsp borax (this is found in the laundry aisle at the grocery store).