slime

A must-know for any budding S.T.E.A.M. pro!

A must-know for any budding S.T.E.A.M. pro!

Slime is what we call a non-Newtonian fluid, meaning it has things that make it both a liquid and a solid. The glue in the slime is a large chain of molecules called a polymer. When we add the borax solution, it changes the structure of the chain making the slime thicker, which then allows us to twist, twirl, and manipulate our awesome slime!

Slime

What You’ll Need:

  • ½ cup white school glue
  • 1 squirt foaming shaving cream
  • 2 pumps foaming hand soap
  • 3 pumps lotion
  • Glitter
  • Borax (although it can be found in all-purpose cleaners and laundry detergent, you’ll need the powdered kind which can be found at grocery and hardware stores)
  • Food Coloring
  • If slime becomes too sticky after playing, add in more Borax solution.
  • If things get a little messy, vinegar will take the slime out of clothes and mayo will take it out of hair.

Instructions:

  • Pour ½ cup of white school glue into a bowl.
  • Add one 1 squirt of shaving cream, 2 pumps of foaming soap and 3 pumps of lotion to the bowl.
  • Mix well.
  • Add in your favorite color glitter and food coloring to the slime mixture.
  • In a separate container, mix both the borax and the water, but make sure you’re using the same amount of both to create our borax solution.
  • Slowly pour in borax solution into the slime while working through with your fingers to find the right consistency.
  • Have fun!

Helpful tips:

  • If slime becomes too sticky after playing, add in more Borax solution.
  • If things get a little messy, vinegar will take the slime out of clothes and mayo will take it out of hair.