On St. Patrick's Day this year, I blew up green balloons, made shamrock chips, Irish soda bread (which failed), and Shepherds Pie, and had Jessie over for dinner with Caleb and I.
Then, WE MADE SLIME. I love this sort of tactile thing.
Here's how we made our St. Patrick's Day slime.
Gather up your ingredients:
- borax powder (1 teaspoon)
- water (1/2 cup, divided)
- food coloring
- clear Elmer's glue or white (4 oz.-or 1/2 cup)
- Fill a small bowl with 1 cup of water and add the 1 teaspoon of Borax powder. Mix until the Borax powder is dissolved and set the bowl aside.
- Pour the glue into a medium mixing bowl and add 1/2 cup of water.
- Choose a desired color of food coloring. For St. Patrick's day, we clearly used green, but obviously you can try making any color slime. As a side note, I have read multiple accounts of people who had a hard time using blue food coloring. I have never tried it though, so I don't know what the trouble is with that.
- Add four drops of desired food coloring to the glue/water mixture.
- Stir the mixture up, then add as much glitter as you want.
- Add the Borax mixture to the glue mixture.
- The goo will start to solidify over time. Use your hands and start mixing it up a lot. The more hands, the merrier!
- There will be excess water. You can pour out the excess water and knead the mixture until it is firm and dry. I never did this and noticed that the water naturally solidified over the several minutes we spent playing with it in the bowl.
- Store your silly slime into an airtight container or Ziplock bag. You can also put them into 2. oz souffle cups for party favors!
Enjoy your slime! We sure did!