03 June 2011

Make your Own Slime - Kids' DIY Craft

Kids LOVE SLIME!!!!! 
So why not let them make their own slime this summer...?? They'll love it, trust me.
And it will not take them more than 10 minutes to make this gooey stuff.
 Looks terrible, I know. But it's SLIME!!!!!
This slime has a fantastic property...if you pull it apart slowly it stretches like dough....
....but if you pull it apart suddenly, it breaks with a clean cut.
Ingredients........
               - 1/2 cup         white glue, like fevicol, elmer's, etc
               - 1/2 cup         water (for glue)
               - 1 tsp             borax crystals or powder,
               - 1 cup            water (for borax)
               - 3-4 drops      food colouring (optional) - you can leave it white
               - 2                  old plastic glasses or cups.

To begin with mix the borax in 1 cup water and stir well till dissolved. Keep aside. In the picture below, the transparent solution is the borax mix.
In another glass mix the glue and water together (the other glass).
Add the colour to the glue-water mix...
mix well...we added a little of yellow and green....


Now add 2 tablespoons of the borax mix and stir well. As soon as you add the borax mix the constitution of the glue changes...so  add it a tablespoonful or two at a time and mix well......
.... add some more borax and mix...
...you'll notice the mix coagulating and  the water content splitting....
....add some more and mix.....
...till you get this lumpy dough-like thing....
...take it out of the glass and knead it...
...and knead some more.....
....till you get a smooth dough...
...now get ready to play with it...
....stretch it...
...break it....
 
 ...roll it.....



















.....roll it into the shape you like...my daughter said it was a dinner roll...I thought it looked like something a Martian Dog 'did'...:P



6 comments:

  1. Thanks Rupi. I am definitly going to try this. Anything to keep my little one engaged for sometime.

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  2. Hey thats really a nice thing to do. And y only for kids, I feel its a good stress buster for people like me.... Will definately try out and thanx a ton for sharing it... God bless u,,, needed something like this very desperately... thanx once again..

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  3. amazing! never have seen it before!

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  4. Thanks for your comments. You must try this one out..it's fun!!

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  5. something a Martian dog 'did'.. rofl!

    Hey, I've passed on an award to you on my blog. Please visit my blog to accept it. :-)

    -Josie

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  6. Josie, thanks!!!!! Will definitely check it out.

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