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I’m Amelia, and today, I’m teaching you how to make slime, and all about the science behind slime, since, ya’ know, Science is my life! Let’s go!
Ok, so in this recipe, you will need a few ingredients and supplies.
You will need 2 bowls, a spoon or whisk, and something like a cutting board to kneed your slime on. Oh, and measuring cups!
For your ingredients, you will need one full bottle of Elmer’s glue.
And this is some Borax. You will need Borax to make the slime not so sticky, but it can be really dangerous. If you eat it, you can DIE. You can be DEAD people. And I don’t think this slime tastes very good, so…
And if you get it in you eyes, you have to stand over a sink, and rinse out your eyeballs for 15 minutes. Now does that sound very fun? Not to me, it doesn’t! So… after you’re done playing with your slime, please do me a favor and not die or have to rinse your eyes for 15 minutes, and wash your hands after you’re done playing with this slime.
I don’t want anyone getting hurt!
Ok, so let’s get started!
Pour in 1 cup of hot water and 1/2 teaspoon of Borax together, Stir together until completely dissolved.
Now, set that bowl aside, and in a separate bowl, mix together 1/2 cup of water, and your whole entire container of glue. You can also add in some food coloring! I chose green.
You need the water to water the glue down, preventing it from becoming sticky.
Now, pour your glue bowl into the borax and water bowl, and watch as it becomes one in the bowl, it’s pretty awesome!
Now, take out that big clump, and start kneading it on your cutting board. It may take some time, but just have patience!
(Note from Sammy, one of my fave pictures EVER!)
And this is how it turns out! It’s SO fun to play with! Now here’s a bit about the science of slime!
There are only two ingredients in all storebought and homemade slime that you need to make glue! Here are the two ingredients: polyvinyl alcohol (a main ingredient in washable school glue) and borate ion (which you can get from borax, sodium tetraborate, or boric acid). The polyvinyl alcohol in washable school glue is attracted to the borate ion from borax, so it really wants to make 2 molecules form a sort of chain, and a whole bunch of those chains linked together create. This attraction makes the two molecules form long chains, and tons of those chains together make slime!
I keep my slime in this container.
I store the container on top of the fridge so nobody, (MOLLY*) gets to it.
*she smacked me with a spatula once!
Now I’m going to wash my hands because of the borax!
Ok, so I hope you enjoyed my little slimey science experiment I shared with you today! If so, leave a comment and a like down below!
Talk to you later!