I record the Martha Stewart show, and my 10 yr old loves to watch it. She was in the basement, and I knew she was at it again when I heard Martha’s very proper voice drifting up through the vents. After awhile, my daughter came running up and was so excited she could barely speak. “Slime, mom! Homemade SLIME!! Can we do it? Huh? Can we? Do you have Borax??” That child should know by now that I am the Borax queen! (homemade laundry detergent, homemade dishwashing detergent, homemade cleaners, all have borax in them)
I looked the process up online, and decided to let her have a go at it. It is a simple enough process that she was able to do most of it by herself, and boy, have we had FUN WITH SLIME in this house! My daughter is even selling it at school to her friends, along with her homemade duct tape wallets and bags. She is quite the entrepeneur! She splits a batch in half, and sells a “small” batch for $1 and a “large” batch for $2.
Here are the directions (via Martha Stewart, she has a great video showing the process)
2 mixing bowls
1/4 teaspoon unsweetened Kool-Aid or 4 to 8 drops liquid food coloring
1. Mix together 1/3 cup warm water, 1/2 cup Elmer’s glue, and Kool-Aid or food coloring. Stir thoroughly with craft stick; set aside.
Professor Figgy was the guest on Martha who showed this technique. He sells slime making kits on his site. Wouldn’t these make a great gift? I personally will be making my own, I am sure I could find a much cuter way to package it! I’ll let you know if I come up with anything.
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Make It For Monday – Cottage Instincts
Just Something I Whipped Up – The Girl Creative
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