This is such a fun activity for kids (and adults)! We played with this Inside out Sensory Slime for a long time too. That’s always a bonus in my books. Something that keeps Sienna entertained for more than a few minutes. 🙂 I even threw a little bit into a zippered plastic bag so that I could have some in my purse for Sienna when I have appointments…etc. Just make sure to keep the bag closed tightly when the slime is not in use!
It’s easy and fun to put together too. It’s possible you have the ingredients on hand already, or else they’re easy to grab.
These ingredients are needed for each batch of slime.
- 1 teaspoon borax
- 1 4oz bottle of Elmer’s school glue
- Food coloring (regular and neon)
- 1 1/2 cups water
- Zip lock bags for storage
1. In one medium bowl, mix 1 teaspoon borax with 1 cup of water.
2. In another bowl, pour one whole 4 oz bottle of Elmer’s school glue. It’s important to use Elmer’s for the recipe to turn out right. Add food coloring to the glue now, using the guide for each color. Add 1/2 c water and mix well.
Red: 80 drops red
Blue: 17 drops regular, 3 drops neon blue
Green: 15 drops regular
Yellow: 10 drops regular
Purple: 10 drops neon purple
3. Pour one mix into the other, it doesn’t matter which way you do it but it looks a little different each way. The picture of the blue slime is what it looks like when the water is poured into the glue. The green slime is what it looks like when the glue mix is poured into the borax mix. Again, it doesn’t matter, it’s just different.
4. Mix with your hands, and then separate the slime from the water using your hands.
5. At this point, the slime isn’t going to look right, but after you squish it around for a few minutes it takes on the right consistency.
The slime takes on the shape of whatever container it’s in, breaks apart easily, and stretches out too! Store in a plastic bag with as much air removed as possible, and take care to not let it sit on any surface that might stain, as well as any carpet or clothing.