Slime Time!

It seems like the slime craze has taken over! I’ve seen lots of posts of teachers saying they’ve even had to ban slime from the classroom (kind of like those fidget spinners). But summer is a great time to make slime- at home!

For the past few years, I’ve run a really fun slime class every summer. I have my kids make about 6 different types of slime. They are really cool and fun! I will do an entire post on all those slimes soon.

Before I post all those slimes, I wanted to talk about a slime party that my kids just went to. Our neighbor decided to have an after-school slime party- genius idea! She set up a big table on the front lawn, put out the supplies, and let about 10 kids make up their own slime concoctions! I love that design/STEM aspect of the slime party. I talked a little bit about slime in my last post about how to throw a science birthday party, check that out here if you want to do a whole bunch of experiments with kids: https://the-science-party.com/throw-a-science-party/

I thought I’d share some pictures as inspiration of how easy and cool putting together a batch of slime can be! The recipe is below all of the pictures. Enjoy!

Slime Time!
It moves!
Slime Time!
Big ball of slime…
Slime Time!
One of the magic ingredients of this fantastic slime!
He got the blue glitter glue!
Slime Time!
Blue glitter slime is totally cool!
Slime Time!
Hmmmm… it stretches….
Slime Time!
Whoa- it’s tall!!
Slime Time
You can see through it!
Slime Time!
It keeps stretching….
Slime Time!
Blow a bubble in it? Why not!
Slime Time!
Killer bubble….
Slime Time!
And even roll it into a ball!
Slime Time
Happy slime-maker!
Slime Time!
Busy slime-makers…. so fun!

Want to make it?

This was a great recipe- so easy and made a big amount for each girl. Each kid got a medium Tupperware container with a lid. Then they each got a bottle of glitter glue, they had a container of Sta-Flo liquid starch, and some contact solution. Adding the glue and starch together makes a good slime; the contact solution makes it less sticky. Basically you are making a polymer from the original materials. There are no exact amounts required- but I would go about 1:1 with the glue to starch mixture and then add a few drops of contact solution as needed. Have fun, let them experiment, they will love it! This group did!

Purchase supplies:

I have to admit that I love Amazon! I buy everything for my household there, including science supplies (for home and work). So I’ll write up the shopping supplies here, and you can make your own list, or buy them directly from these links below:

Glitter glue in a variety of colors: http://amzn.to/2seexOE

Liquid starch– you can get a grocery store, but I always like to buy everything on Amazon! This seems like a good deal: http://amzn.to/2seF1Ql

You can pick out any Tupperware, but here’s a good size if you want to do it all in one stop: http://amzn.to/2s27TeK

And contact solution (if needed): http://amzn.to/2seHXw6

 

Let me know if you make this slime! I’d love to see your pictures in the comments!

Thanks guys!

Jen B, the Science Lady

jenbthesciencelady@gmail.com

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links to amazon. If you purchase any of these items, I will get a certain percentage of the purchase cost.

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