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How to Make Slime – Preschool Craft

Making homemade slime has been on my list of things to do with Bryson for quite a while.  Finally with Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I thought it would be the perfect time to give it a try.  Even better, when I asked Bry which color he wanted to use, he chose pink.  It turned out more red, but I can’t think of a better color to rep Valentine’s Day!

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Homemade Slime Ingedients:

– Borax
– Elmer’s glue (we used clear, but white works too)
– Food colors
– Water

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Directions:

– Dissolve 1 teaspoon Borax in 1 cup water.  Set aside.
– In a medium size bowl, empty your glue.
– Then, fill your empty glue bottle with water and pour it into the bowl of glue.
– Add food color of your choice and stir well.
– Pour the Borax mixture into the glue mixture and combine.
– Stir with a spoon, you’ll start seeing gobs immediately.
– Put the spoon aside & finish kneading the slime with your hands.  It’s fun!
– Dump the excess water out & continue working the slime.  The wetness will go away and it’ll be dry to the touch.

Voila!  That’s really it and it’s so fun to make and then play with.

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UPDATE:  I made a second batch of homemade slime, just because it’s so fun.  This time I used white glue, purple coloring, and GLITTER.  The glitter is where it’s at, y’all!  I also found the texture much more goopy using white glue and I’ll probably use it from now on.  It stretches and just has a more slimey feel to it.  I should go into the slime making business, because it’s kind of addicting…

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To make valentines, you could divide the slime into smaller portions, wrap it in treat bags or put it in plastic jars, and add a clever little note.  Kids would love it!

Keep in mind that this is obviously not edible, so only make this with children that understand that and supervise any smaller children closely.  Miss Bella Grace thought it looked tasty and tried to get a bite quite a few times!  Homemade play dough would be a much better option for the little ones.

Are you making homemade valentines this year?  Let me know if you give this homemade slime recipe a try!

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