Create Slime

Written by Jill Morrison
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If you are looking for a unique and interesting science project, you may want to investigate how to create slime. Many toy stores sell slime in different colors and kids seem to love playing with it. Kids can learn more about chemistry and will likely enjoy doing so when they create slime as a science experiment.

How to Create Slime

You can create slime with a few simple household ingredients. In one method, you can mix one part Elmer's Glue with one part water and add food coloring for color. Slime can also be made with 1-3 tsps. of Borax and 1 cup of water.

Borax may be difficult to find. If you are having trouble locating it, look for "Natural Laundry Booster." The chemical name of this product is Sodium Borate Decahydrate and it will work effectively.

Slime that you buy in toy stores come in small tubs, are cold to the touch and often have an unpleasant smell. You can create commercial slime with the following recipe: Mix food coloring with 1 fluid ounce of 5% Polyvinyl Alcohol. Add several milliliters of 4% Sodium Tetraborate (Borax). You can add more Borax if you would like the slime to be thicker. Then store the slime in a covered container and you will have your own tub of commercial slime.


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