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Earth Day Slime

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Instructions

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Consider this:

This activity is just for fun. No lesson — only bold, bright, beautiful colors that represent the earth and its beauty. Of course, you can change the colors to match any holiday … but what a great way to start thinking about your Earth Day plans while playing with slime!

  • (2) cups of hot water
  • (1) teaspoon borax
  • ½ cup room temperature water
  • (2) bottles of clear glue (5 oz each) – Elmer’s works best
  • Blue glitter
  • Green glitter
  • (2) plastic containers for mixing
  • (1) container to store the slime
  • Pour 1 cup hot water into a container.
  • Add ½ teaspoon borax.
  • Mix well.
  • In a second container, pour ¼ cup room temperature water.
  • Squeeze a 5 oz. bottle of clear glue into the room temperature water.
  • Add in the blue glitter.
  • Pour the glue mixture into the hot water and borax mix.
  • Let all sit for 20 – 30 seconds.
  • Use this time to rinse out the now-empty bowl.
  • The slime will start to form quickly in the hot water. Pull it out and place it in the clean empty bowl.
  • The slime will be very sticky at this point, which is okay.
  • Knead the slime for a few minutes to help it thicken and set.
  • Repeat the process all over again but instead use green glitter.
  • Once the green is made have fun swirling the colors together.
  • Store in an airtight container.

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