This craft is something that kids of all ages will enjoy! Parents might enjoy it just as much as it will probably remind them of their younger days spent playing with Silly Putty.
- Elmer's Glue (white liquid school glue)
- Borax (can be found in the laundry detergent aisle of most grocery stores)
- Food Coloring
- In one bowl mix 1/2 cup of water with 4 oz. of Elmer's glue (most containers are 4 oz. so you will just want to squeeze out as much as possible from the bottle). Stir everything together until it is nice and smooth. Set this mixture aside.
- In another bowl mix 1/4 cup of very warm water (heat in microwave for about 1 minute and 30 seconds) with 2 teaspoons of Borax. The water needs to be warm enough that the Borax will completely dissolve when stirred.
- Add the desired amount of food coloring to the water and Borax mixture. You want to make it much darker than you intend for the end result because it will lighten a lot when mixed with the glue.
- Stirring the water and glue mixture constantly, add the water and Borax mixture in. Stir for a minute or two until it is starting to all come together.
- Mix everything together with your hands until it forms a solid ball and has absorbed most of the water.
This slime is great because it is stretchy, squishy, and fun, but it isn't wet, sticky, or messy at all. For added fun you can add plastic bugs and have your kids try to find and pull them all out!
This is something that is very easy to do, but kids have a lot of fun with it. It can get a little messy, but if you prepare well it shouldn't be too bad.
- Start by laying newspaper out on your table or surface you will be working on.
- Lay the paper down on the table and squeeze the glue into any kind of design you want onto the paper. Depending on the time of year, it is fun to make themed art. You can design pumpkins for Halloween or hearts for Valentine's Day or anything else you can think of.
- Cover all of the glue with glitter. You can use one kind of glitter or you can use different colors of glitter on different parts of the design.
- Dump the excess glitter onto an extra sheet of paper. This will allow you to funnel all that extra glitter back into the container it came from
This craft is great because it can be fun all year long, and kids enjoy making their art into holiday decorations throughout the year.