What should you make in front of your sick child? That’s right, homemade slime. Amaiah and I thought this craft was appropriate given Wyatt’s bedriddeness (not a word). Dang it was easy and turned out great. I briefly broke out in hives when I saw white glue on the ingredients list given our last experience with the stuff, but the girl redeemed herself nicely with this one.
“Mom this was fun because we didn’t need any patience!”
1/2 C. white glue
Vaseline Intensive Care lotion or Glycerin (ask the Target pharmacist, $3)
3/4 C. warm water
2 T. Borax (laundry aisle)
2 ziploc bags, your craft measuring cup & spoons
**ONLY BIG PEOPLE SHOULD TOUCH BORAX**
And away we go…
Measure the glue and pour it into bag #1
Add one or two drops of food coloring
Add just a small squirt of lotion OR a splash of the glycerin (no too much or it won’t hold together)
Seal the bag and squish that goo.
Now, pour the warm water into bag #2
Add the 2 T. of Borax and shake
**Remember, only big people do this**
Put 2 T. of Borax mixture (bag #2) into glue mixture (bag #1)
Seal and squish/knead until you start to feel a solid form
Add the rest of the Borax solution and knead a little bit more. Then pour off the excess water.
Play with and squeeze your slime over the sink for a few seconds to get the last drips off of it.
Then give it to the kids, who will play with it for about 12 minutes.
Store it in a ziploc bag