Oooh we had so much fun making ooey gooey slime this week! And we tied this into Science Saturday by talking about the difference between liquids and solids.But first, let me share how we made the slime…
Here’s what you need:
- 2 cups of white glue
- 1 1/2 cups of warm water
- food coloring
- glitter (optional)
Mix those 4 ingredients together. Talk with your child about what a liquid is while stirring.
In a separate bowl, mix the following two ingredients together.
- 1 cup of hot water
- 2 1/2 tsp of Borax (Just a reminder to make sure you child does NOT ingest Borax. It is toxic, so if your child puts things in their mouth, do not make this)
Then slowly add the hot water/Borax to the other mixture while stirring. Watch as it turns into slime!
We had so much fun playing with it!! We talked about how it looked like a liquid when it was laying on the mat, but when we picked it up and formed it into something it would be a solid. It was a good way to demonstrate what a liquid and a solid is.
Lots of fun and discovery!
I also think it would be cute to put the slime in little mason jars and pass them out on Halloween, instead of candy. I like what Mama.Papa.Bubba blog did with Pink Sparkly Slime.
This Science Saturday Blog Hop is hosted by the following wonderful blogs:
Sarah at Little Bins for Little Hands
Kirstylee at Moms Have Questions Too
Emma at P is for Preschooler
Angela at Teaching Mama