Busy Mommy Bonding: Christmas (or Hannukah) Slime

Slime has absolutely nothing to do with the holidays, unless you call it Reindeer Snot or Elf Snot. Regardless, we needed something fun to do with our kiddos, so we made slime!  We made red and green for Christmas colors, but you could do blue for Hannukah, or choose some Kwanzaa colors.
To make slime, all you need is borax, white glue, water, and food coloring.

Borax (in the detergent aisle)
Elmer’s School Glue (clear makes translucent, white makes opaque)
food color

  • Mix 1 tsp Borax in 1 cup of water and stir to completely dissolve.
  • In a separate container, mix 1/2 c glue with 1/2 c water, add a few drops of your desired food coloring.
  • Pour the glue mixture into the borax mixture and stir. It will instantly start to polymerize. The more you work it, the more like putty it will become. There will be a bit of leftover colored water in the bowl. Just toss it.

Keep it in a ziploc bag to prevent it from drying out. Don’t eat it!

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