How to Make Slime for Halloween

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The first thing kids go for in those quarter machines is the egg full of slime. So why not teach children how to make their very own slime. The best time to do this craft is for Halloween. A few weeks before Halloween have your children follow this recipe and create some slime. They can pretend it was left there by a ghost or they can just say how gross it feels when they squeeze it between their fingers.

Things You'll Need

  • 2 medium-sized bowls
  • 2 mixing spoons
  • 1 1/4 cups of water
  • Green food coloring
  • 1 cup of Elmer's glue
  • 4 tsp. of Borax
  • Several shakes of glitter
  • Small plastic containers
  • Newspaper

Take out one bowl and pour 3/4-cup of water in it.

Add the glue to the bowl of water and as many drops of food coloring as you like. The amount of food coloring droplets should depend on how dark you want your slime to be. For darker slime add 8 droplets. For lighter slime, add only 4 droplets.

Shake in some glitter and mix these three ingredients together.

Take out a second bowl and pour in 1 1/3 cup of water.

Add 1 cup of Borax to the water in the second bowl. Mix completely.

Pour the bowl with the Borax in to the bowl with the glue. Don't mix it, but rather let it sit for 1 minute.

Dump the bowl upside down on some newspaper and separate it according to how many kids you have. Place the separated slime each in its own plastic container.

Tips & Warnings

  • Borax is toxic. Children who have a tendency to put things in there mouth should not be allowed to make this craft or play with the slime.
  • Remind your children not to play with the slime on your furniture. It could dye the furniture and stick to it.
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