So we have made DIY slime before and loved it, but I wanted to play around with different glues this time.
We do not get Elmers glue here in South Africa, but I have found two types of glue that works(and one that does not), yay!
Ingredients to make about 500ml of slime (blue links are Amazon links)
- 1 cup of glue(I have used Bostik white glue, almost like Elmers and clear office paste, found at Waltons in SA)
- 1 cup of water
- 1 teaspoon of Borax dissolved in 1/4 cup of warm water
- Food colouring(Neon gel colours works best, find at baking shops, Westpack in SA)
- Add the glue, water and colour to a bowl and mix thoroughly.
- Dissolve the borax in the water.
- Mix number 1 and 2. Let the kids help, it is such fun to see the reaction!
- See what happens! The reaction between the water/glue solution and the borax solution is magical!
- Get your hands in there and mix some more!
- If it is very watery(the clear glue was more watery for us), throw some of the water off. It does get better when left in the fridge too.
My sensory seeker love this process!
We made pink and green with the white glue. It looks more milky, but it’s consistency is better, it stretches more. Then, with the clear glue, we made more green, blue and yellow. I love the look of these slime, a bit more transparent, but it does break more easily when stretched.
We tried white WOOD glue before, and it did NOT work. I have seen recipes that use glitter glue, but have not tried that myself. You can, however add your own glitter or small sequins to this recipe. Next time…
We have a market day at school, so I added our slime to pill vials to sell! A sticker says Do Not Ear will be added to the vials, just in case…
Try and make your own slime, so easy and so fun too!