Simple Slime & Goo Recipes


Glitter, multi-colored, with googly eyes, frogs…how do your kiddos like their Goo & Slime?

Slime, parents like it because it’s educational and kiddos love it because it’s totally satisfying! I know nothing gets my kiddos gathered around the table faster than the opportunity to make a batch of Slime and/or Goo!!

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Ingredients:

  • 4 ounces of Elmer’s white glue, 5oz Elmer’s Clear, or 6oz Elmer’s Glitter Glue
  • 4 ounces water
  • 4 ounces Sta-Flo liquid starch
  • 5-8 drops of Food coloring (to preference)

Or….use ¼ cup Elmer’s Magic Liquid instead of Sta-Flo & water

Instructions:

  1. Combine glue, water, and food coloring & stir
  2. Slowly add Sta-Flo liquid starch and knead until it’s the right consistency
  3. Add fun beads, glitter, googly eyes, etc. to your slime

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Goo

Ingredients:

  • 4 ounces of white Elmer’s glue, 5oz Elmer’s Clear, or 6oz Elmer’s Glitter Glue
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon contact solution w/boric acid
  • 5-8 drops of Food color (to preference)
  • FOR FLUFFY GOO-add 2 ounces shaving cream

 

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Instructions:

  1. Combine glue and baking soda and stir.
  2. Add contact solution and stir….should become harder to stir and begin to thicken up.
  3. Add shaving cream and knead the goo until your preferred consistency…you may need to add a bit more contact solution, just remember the more you add the firmer your goo will become.
  4. Add glitter, glow-in-the-dark paint, googly eyes, etc. to your goo!

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Science behind the Slime……

Is Slime a Polymer?

You bet! Slime is what we call a polymer. A polymer is a substance made up of a long chain of molecules that repeat. These chains are able to slide past each other.

Slime teaches about viscosity (and how temperature affects it)

Viscosity is how scientists measure the friction in a liquid and determines how fast or slow a liquid flows. Water has a low viscosity and flows quickly while liquids like slime, corn syrup, soap and….. https://babbledabbledo.com/all-the-slime-science-you-ever-wanted-to-know/

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Be sure to stay tuned…we’re making something each Monday for “Make it Monday”!! Click Here for more details

Do you have a fave slime, goo, fluff, etc. recipe? Perhaps you have something fun we should add to our “Make it Monday” list? Please share in the comments!

 

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