What better way to play on this spooky holiday than to make your own slime.
Kids, have a grown up gather up all your supplies and get everything ready.
What You Will Need:
- Bottle of white school craft glue
- Tablespoon (for measuring)
- Plastic Spoon (for stirring)
- 2 disposable cups
- Food coloring (We recommend green or orange for Halloween)
- Borax Powder (available near laundry detergent at grocery stores)
Fill one small cup with water and add a teaspoon full of Borax powder and stir. One it is stirred, set the cup to the side.
Fill the 2nd small cup with approximately 1 inch of the white craft glue.
Add three tablespoons of water to the cup of craft glue and stir.
Add a few drops of the food coloring to the water and glue mixture and stir until mixed well.
Add one teaspoon of the Borax and water mixture from the 1st cup to the 2nd cup and stir well. Watch as the slime takes form!
Once the contents are mixed well, let it stand for approximately 30 seconds. When the time is up, remove your slime from the spoon and play!
Safety: Kids, please have adult supervision while creating your Halloween slime. Also, keep the slime away from your mouth and hair!
What’s the Science?
What you have created is called a polymer. It contains properties of both a solid and a liquid. It has the ability to take the shape of a container it sits in, like a liquid, but you can also pick it up and hold it in your hands, like a solid.
Solid molecules are tight together, liquid molecules spread out and break apart. Our Slime (polymer) molecules chain themselves together and can stretch and bend like a chain which is a special Trick (see what we did there ;).
Some other examples of polymers include: rubber bands, plastic bottles, tennis shoe soles, Jell-O, and even gum!
Be sure to keep your Slime (polymer) in a sealed plastic bag when you aren’t playing with it!