Are you looking for a slimy, icky, sensational fall craft project, guaranteed to keep the kids occupied for at least thirty minutes? (Hey, I’m a realist. But after playing with this stuff for quite a while yesterday, my five-year old son wanted to get it out first thing this morning,) Still not sold?
All right, name another craft that is this disgusting to make and, when finished, can stretch, droop, fart, bounce, become a mud puddle for tractors and matchbox cars, and resemble a giant hanging booger? Intrigued? Well, get started making it!
Ingredients: 1 cup white glue (225 ml or 7.6 oz), several drops food coloring, 4 tsp. Borax (can be found in the laundry detergent aisle), warm water, and two mixing bowls and spoon.
Step 1: In bowl #1, mix together 3/4 cup warm water with the 1 cup white glue (225 ml or 7.6 oz) and food coloring drops of your choice (I used gel food coloring). Mix until combined.
Step 2: In bowl #2, mix 4 tsp. of Borax with 1 1/3 cups warm water (that’s one and one-third cups warm warter). Make sure the borax is dissolved in the water.
Step 3: Pour the contents of bowl #1 into bowl # 2. Do Not Mix! Let stand for 1 minute.
A disgusting, unidentifiable blob should form in your bowl, like this:
Your blob should be the same color as the food coloring that you added. If it changes color on you, evacuate the kitchen.
Step 4: After letting it set for one minute, pull the disgusting blob out of bowl # 2.
Knead it in your hands a couple of minutes until it starts to form a nice, moldable slimy blob.
Step 5: Look at your hands. Yes, they are colored from the food color. The good news is that the color should wash off within thirty days. (Just kidding. It will come off within 24 hours. I hope.)
Step 6: Enjoy your slime! When everyone is done playing with it, put it into airtight zip-lock bags. It will last quite a while in an air tight bag.