Raise your hand if you love playing with slime!
Science Educator Becky Wolfe and her daughter MJ show you how to make slime at home with a few household ingredients. This experiment was inspired by Living Locurto.
- White glue
- Foaming shaving cream
- Borax powder
- Blue, pink and yellow neon food coloring
- In a large bowl mix glue and shaving cream with a spoon.
- In a separate bowl or cup, mix 1/2 teaspoon of Borax in 1 cup of water. Stir until the borax is dissolved.
- Add about a teaspoon of the borax and water mixture into the glue/shaving cream bowl and stir.
- Knead with your hands and if it's too sticky, add a tiny bit more borax and water mixture.
- Separate your fluffy slime into three pieces.
- Add a drop of blue food coloring to the first piece of slime and knead until the entire piece is blue.
- Repeat with the other two pieces of slime by adding one drop of pink and one drop of yellow to them.
- When all three pieces are colored, add them together.
- Gently knead the fluffy slime until you have a pretty mixture of the rainbow. The longer you knead this slime, the more the colors will become one!
What's going on:
When we make slime, we are creating a polymer, which is a substance that is made of long strings of molecules. "Mer" means a repeating unit, so a polymer is many units. In the slime, the borax reacts with the glue molecules and connects them together in long strings.
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