Thursday, October 11, 2012

Junk Drawer: Simple Slime

Just had a great slime program with our afterschool crowd at the library (and who's the fool that forgot to take a picture of the actual slime...that would be me).  Twenty-three teenagers, more than half guys, crowded around our craft tables for the chance to make an ooey, gooey take home bag of slime.  To top it all off, it was SUPER  cheap!  All of the supplies cost us less than $15!  And while the numbers were amazing, the fact that it was led by a teen made it a truly successful program.

Big shout out to the Domestic Charm blog for sharing the instructions!  Basically, you just need a whole lot of glue, some borax, and a little bit of food coloring.  I bought our bulk glue on Amazon (love free 2-day shipping with Amazon prime!).  Couple things you'll want to make sure you include: 
  • Protect your library furniture.  The mess cleans up, but save yourself some time and cover tabletops with old newspapers or scrap paper.  
  • Condiment bottles (those red/yellow bottles for ketchup/mustard) are perfect for adding the borax solution that stiffens up the glue.  We had one bottle for every two kids and that seemed to work out perfectly.
  • Grab both plastic cups and plastic baggies.  The plastic cups are the perfect size to mix the "ingredients", and the baggies are awesome for minimizing issues afterwards.  The temptation to throw slime as each other is overwhelming, so if you have plastic bags and require that all finished slime stay in the bag, it's a good way to police that final product.
  • Don't be afraid to dig in yourself!  Get your hands all ooey and gooey.  The kids will appreciate that your participating...and let's face it, the more disgusting, the more fun!

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