Thursday, April 5, 2012

I love hate Slime

I am having a love hate relationship with slime.

My sister gave me an easy recipe for slime. In one container, you combine 4 oz of glue, food coloring, and 1/2 cup of water. In another container, you combine 1 cup of water and a heaping teaspoon of Borax. Then, you combine the two containers into one and mix.

Easy enough, right? So easy a 3 year old can help in the process.

Attempt #1, slime gone wrong. Apparently, you aren't suppose to stir the slime with a fork, you are supposed place the slime that forms, from combining the the two containers, into your hand and knead it together until it begins to solidify and feel dry.  AND there will be an excess of water left in the bowl...I assumed it would all turn to slime...wrong!

Attempt #2, slime gone right. You'd think it would be really gooey but it's not. It's like silly putty but better. This entertained Grace for hours.

Feeling confident since I had a success, I bought a 3rd bottle of glue and whipped up another batch of slime.

Attempt #3, darn it if I know the key to success because it was another failure.

So my love hate relationship with slime continues. I'd love to have a few more colors but I am definitely not going to attempt this on my own again. I find it ironic, I can whip up a PB knock off Easter bunny basket but I can't make 2 batches of slime.


  1. I used to make this all the time for my kids...they LOVE playing with slime!

  2. what a neat idea & recipe! i don't have children of my own yet but this will be a hit with my friends daughter! thanx amy!(:


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