Thursday, October 24, 2013

Making Glow in the Dark Gooey Slime

Project Learn and Grow- Glow in the Dark Gooey Slime

All You Need:

  • 2 Elmer's white glue bottles
  • 3-4 Tablespoons glow in the dark paint
  • Water
  • Food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon borax
  • 1/2 cup warm water

Step one: Pour the white Elmer’s glue into a bowl. Fill the empty bottles with warm water, place the lids back on and shake the bottles (this will help remove any remaining glue inside the bottle and make it easy to measure your water). Pour the watery glue into the bowl and mix with a spoon.
Step two: At this point you want to add food coloring to your glue
Step three: Stir in the glow in the dark paint into your glue mixture.
Step four: In a small bowl mix 1/2 cup of warm water with 1 teaspoon of Borax (the warm water will help dissolve the borax).
Step five: Mix the borax water and glue mixture together with a spoon, but but don’t be afraid to use your hands to fully mix the two together.
The special ingredient that makes the glue turn into slime is the borax. Play around with the amount to get the perfect consistency, if you prefer a runny slime use less borax. Also, when you first began mixing the glue and borax water the slime will be VERY runny and a weird texture, don’t freak out! The more you play with it the better the consistency will turn out.
The kids loved playing with it and helping me mix it all together.  I have tried this before and it didn't work, but this recipe worked perfectly.  
We took it to a dark room and made sure it could glow.  
The kids love doing experiments like this.  It is one thing to buy this from the store, but to see the kids reactions when they help make it is so fun.  

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