|Slime - Fluffy squishy fun for all!
Slime can be made with some things that you can find around your house, and then some things you might have to pick up at the store. These are the things we used for our first time recipe:
|The ingredients for super fluffy slime
Elmer's glue (1/2 cup)
Shaving cream (1/2 cup)
Corn starch (1 tablespoon)
Food Coloring (few drops)
Hand lotion (few squirts)
Hand soap (original called for foaming hand soap we didn't have - two squirts)
*Also it's good to note we used all glass containers so we could sanitize them properly after (as opposed to plastic that might absorb the soap residues)
First thing you want to do is get 1 cup of water in a glass measuring cup and add 1 teaspoon of Borax. Stir with a metal spoon until dissolved and set aside.
Next you want to get 1/2 cup of glue. I didn't want to use our measuring cups we cook with, so we measured out in this glass mini bowl what a 1/2 cup would be first, so we knew where to pour to make a 1/2 cup.
|We started blogging on the 2nd batch of slime, hence the already used bowls
Next you want to add a 1/2 cup of shaving cream.
|shaving cream expands all fluffy-like and this was our second batch where we were making a bit more
|I was okay using our measuring spoons because cornstarch is normally in the food category
|We used a metal spoon while mixing in the glass bowl
|Just two squirts of hand lotion
The next part of the recipe called for a few squirts of foaming hand soap, which we didn't have, so we just put in a couple squirts of regular hand soap, which made it smell very nice.
|We had soft soap on hand
|RESIST the attempt to believe this is whipped cream. Do not lick the spoon. Do not lick the spoon!
|The first time she did pink, the 2nd batch of slime she picked blue.
And as soon as your start to stir, the things in the bowl start to come together a bit.
Then you add a little more borax water... and a ball starts to form
Add a little more and it starts pulling away from the bowl and onto itself. At this point you can pick it up and start working it a bit like bread dough
We added a little more of the borax liquid and she was stretching and forming it into a ball.
A few more drops of the liquid and it started to get really shiny and come together pretty good!
|Wow an official ball of fluffy slime!!
|Blue fluffy focaccia slime.
It also looks fun as a perfect rounded ball, it can take on many shapes!
Also, when you tear it apart, there are supposed to be many fluffy bubbles in the middle.
|Light and fluffy!!
|Stretchy, fluffy, just like taffy
Then, she wanted to know what would happen if she mixed a little of the pink and blue together, would it make purple??
|Adding two colors together, at first they stayed in stripes, eventually they blended.
|Pink, purple, and blue fluffy slime!
It's also a good idea to wash your hands before and after playing with the slime and definitely keep it off the ground or anywhere it could attract hair, dirt, or crumbs (see where my hate of all things play doh related in one of my first ever blog rants.. here) to keep it at it's fluffy, slimy best!
All and all this was a fun little craft and she loved every second of it. It has been two days since we created "the slime" and she is still playing with the stuff. Hooray for easy fun summer activities that keep the girls busy and hold their attention. Yay!