Wednesday, March 16, 2011

St Patricks Day Slime (frugal craft)

Do you remember playing with slime as a kid? I would buy this stuff out of the quarter vending machines and I am sure it drove my mom crazy. With the kids being on Spring Break we decided to make some Slime for the kids to play with. It was actually a lot easier than I thought it would be.


1 tsp Borax

1 cup water
1/2 cup water (these need to be separate)

1 - 4 ounce Elmer's White School Glue (or half cup)

2 bowls

Food Coloring if desired
  1. Pour the glue into one bowl.
  2. Add 1/2 cup of water to the glue bowl and stir well.
  3. If desired, add food coloring. Add about 1 tsp of food coloring to glue bowl.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix one cup of water and 1 teaspoon of borax powder.
  5. Slowly stir the Borax mixture into the glue mixture.
  6. Stir and kneed the slime until firm.
  7. Break apart the slime if you need to divide between kids and store in zip lock bags.
  8. This is a personal preference but this is an outside only toy in our house because it will get all over.
We made green for St. Patrick's Day! This craft only took about 5 minutes to make and cost less than $.30!

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