Who doesn't love slime?

Are you working on the Science Belt Loop or the Science Pin? Here is a fun and easy experiment, and more importantly all around fun project. Making home made slime is quick, easy and you probably have everything you need at home. This "slime" is the same stuff that that is also known as "fart putty" if you are familiar with that.

Supplies needed to make Slime:

Bowl number 1:

  • 4 oz of Elmer's Glue
  • 4 oz of water
  • food coloring of your choice

Bowl number 2:

  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 tsp of *Borax powder

Mix the Elmer's with the water. Then in a separate bowl mix the water and the Borax powder. When the Borax is dissolved, slowly add the Borax mixture to the glue mixture, stirring constantly. You will see the slime start to come together. Remove the slime from the remaining water and kneed the slime until it is firm and consistent. Throw away the remaining water.

Store your new slime in a tight container or zip lock bag. The fun of putting the slime in a container is that if the slime is the same size as the container, it will make farting sounds as you push it in with your fingers... what boy doesn't want that?

Be sure to refrigerate your slime when done. Do not eat of ingest your slime.

*Borax is a laundry booster. If you don't already have some at home, you'll find it in the laundry aisle at the supermarket.