Monday, April 20, 2015

Making Slime

Here's a fun activity to do with young kids.  I found this recipe on Pinterest and tried it out with Alaina.  It was easy to make and she had so much fun!

 Pour glue into a bowl, then add food coloring till you have your desired color.


 Add glitter!


 Stir it up and then add liquid starch.


 Mix it together, using your hands.


 Now you can play with it.  Roll it and stretch it.


 Spin it around...
Have lots of fun seeing how much you can make it stretch.  Alaina had fun making this and playing with it.  I sent it home in a Rubbermaid tub and Laura said she played with it again.   I don't know how long it lasts, but we got lots of enjoyment from it already.

Borax Free Slime

1 7 ounce bottle Elmers school glue
12/ to 3/4 cup liquid starch
food coloring
fine glitter

Pour bottle of glue into bowl and stir in food coloring to get desired color.  Then stir in the glitter.
Add starch in small increments at a time, mixing well.  After adding a little starch you'll have to use your hands to knead it and get it mixed.  As you add the starch, keep checking the stretchiness of the slime, and stop when it reaches the right consistency. (The woman who originally put this out, said she has never had to use all the starch.)
Have fun!

22 comments:

Betsy Brock said...

That's amazing! In the last picture, it looks like a tank top! haha.

Mildred said...

She looks like she is having a good time. Thx for sharing this. My sis is with her granddaughters this week and will love this.

Sally said...

How great is that! I thought the same thing as Betsy - the tank top. :)

We concocted some homemade silly putty and that turned out well; well, except when I forgot it later in a plastic bag moldy. UGH!

Alaina has so much fun with you guys; it's a beautiful thing.

Jean Stauffer said...

I gotta remember this!!!

Mary said...

Oh my goodness, that looks like fun! I remember when my daughter brought some of the store bought stuff home when she was little, she loved it. You're definately a wonderful grandma.

Kelly-Anne said...

This looks like such a fun activity to do with littlies, Mari! I may just have to try this recipe out as I am looking after four little boys at the moment and really need crafts and activities to keep them occupied;)
I am sure your granddaughter loved her time spent with her grandma...so precious!
Much love and blessings!
Kelly-Anne

Simply Linda said...

A girl has to have glitter, smiles. Thanks for the smiles. Blessings

Linda E said...

You find the best ideas for that sweetie pie to play with. You can tell she is really 'into' it! Have a great day.

Changes in the wind said...

Making sweet memories with Grandma:)

Sola Scriptura said...

I'll have to remember this! What a fun activity.

Carrie B. said...

You are such a fun Granny!

I bet Annie would love this! Looks so cool. Thanks for sharing. xoxo

Ceil said...

Hi Mari! This is AWESOME!! I love that it's all non-toxic too. I have a three year old granddaughter who would love to make it, and then use it too.

I'm going to copy this. We're going to visit next month. Guess what Nana has for YOU!!
Blessings :)
Ceil

Jenny said...

This is fantastic. I can't wait to make some with the grands! They'll love it. Thanks, Mari. xoxo

Patsy said...

It is really the simple things that make the grand's happy.

Jennifer said...

That looks like fun! I remember making the Borax slime in chemistry class in high school. If I remember correctly, it was Borax and the chemical they use to make Scotch-Guard for upholstery. This looks so much safer and less toxic for little kids!

Joyful said...

Aw,how much fun is that! I remember making plasticine both as a child and as an aunty with nieces and nephews. So I can imagine the fun you and your little granddaughter have been having. Have a great rest of your day!

Cherdecor said...

What a pretty color! I always thought slime was green. I am glad to know that it can be any color.

Terri D said...

What fun you two had!! I think I would enjoy playing with it too! LOL

Bethany Carson said...

Oooh, that does look like fun! If only I had known about this 15 years sooner... oh well, I'll just have to wait till either I have children, nephews, or nieces, or else get a babysitting job!

Dianna said...

I'm saving this one for next month when my grandgirls are here. :)

Your sweet one is adorable...and definitely enjoying her craft.

Laura said...

Such cute pictures! She loved playing with it. And she certainly does love glitter!

Kimberly Hoyt said...

How fun! You're such a great grandma! What did we do before Pinterest? haha