Homemade Slime

This our homeschool week off where we take the week to do tons of projects and use a more “hands-on” approach to our homeschool days.  It is a much-needed break from textbooks and the demands on mom.   Each child plans some crafts or projects they want to work on and this homemade slime was what my 1st grader picked to make with the family.  I have to say that I am impressed at how easy it is to make homemade slime and it wasn’t nearly as messy as I thought it would be.  My two-year-old and four- year -old tested it out by dropping it on the carpet and it came right up!  So yay!  Another exciting aspect of this project is that I had all of the ingredients!  I love it when I don’t have to go to the store to buy more items for some of these crazy projects.  

how to make homemade slide 

What you will need:

Solution A

1 cup of water

1 cup of glue

food coloring

Solution B

1 1/3 cup warm water

4 tsp. Borax laundry booster

Mix ingredients of solution A together in a medium bowl.  In a second medium bowl mix the ingredients in solution B together until Borax is completely dissolved.  Slowly pour solution A into solution B but DO NOT MIX!  Roll the solution around 4-5 times.  Lift solution A out of B and knead for 2-3 minutes.  Throw away solution B and store the slime in an airtight container or ziploc bag.