Thursday, October 13, 2011

One for the Big Kids...Homemade Slime!

Lately...this momma has been getting a little lost in baby land. It's hard to get anything done when I have such a sweet little bundle to look after....but, I do have two other kiddos. And they need their momma too. They need to know that I'm still fun and love them to pieces too. So....what's a mom to do??  I decided to find a creative project that would give them my undivided attention....and something to make me look like a pretty cool mom in the process...

When I found this fun idea from Margo at Joyful Homemaking, I knew I had to try it out with the big kids that it :) I love being creative with my kids and this project seemed like just the right thing to let us all have some fun together!

Yep...that's my mini-me and nothing grosses her out!

So we followed Margo's directions and here's what we did:

We used:

1 Cup of Elmer's glue
4 tsp of Borax
green food coloring

You need two bowls to make this slimey concoction. In the first bowl combine 3/4 cup warm water, glue and food coloring. Stir until combined
In the second bowl mix 1 1/3 cup warm water and Borax. Stir until Borax is dissolved.

Now time for some fun....let your kiddos pour the glue mixture into the bowl with the Borax. No stirring should turn to slime immediately!
Lift out the gooey mass and let it drain and then you are ready to play!

Have fun moms.....and just a little note.....if you find yourself needing to leave the room while your kids are playing with this, please tell them the following:

Slime is not to go on your brother's/sister's head
Slime should not be made into a dress for your Barbie
Slime should not find it's way off of the table and onto the living room rug
Slime should not be used to make obscene things coming from your nose

So....with that said, have fun...LOL!


  1. Love this...remember that show on Nickelodeon wayyyy back when? this reminds me of that!

  2. I'll have to print this out, so I can make some with my grandsons! Love the photo!

  3. i totally remember making slime and how difficult it was to find borax in the store for some reason. but once we found it we had so much fun with it!

  4. Haha! Oh boy, I don't think I'll be able to handle something this dangerous in my house. Too many creative things can do with that stuff and I don't want to clean that up! Looks fun though.

    New follower, btw. :) Great blog.

  5. That is so cool, I bet the kids love it. ANything to get dirty and gooey.


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