Kw-logo-holiday

Science Project: Slime

There are plenty of ways to enjoy slime, no doubt about that. But one of the best ways to enjoy it is to make it! This recipe for slime is easy and involves only a few simple household items. And it makes a great science project.

Materials:

  • 2 bowls
  • ½ cup Elmer’s glue (one regular sized bottle)
  • Water
  • 1 teaspoon Borax powder (sold with laundry detergent)
  • Food coloring
  • Spoon
  • Plastic Ziploc bag

Instructions:

  1. Add the ½ cup glue and ½ cup water in a bowl. Mix well.
  2. Add a few drops of food coloring the desired color. Mix well.
  3. In another bowl mix 1 cup water and 1 teaspoon of Borax powder.
  4. Slowly pour the glue and water mixture into the Borax solution.
  5. Knead the mixture until it hardens and dries out a bit. Don’t worry if there’s still a watery mixture in the bowl. The harder slime is what you can play with!

Much like quicksand when you apply pressure to the slime it will harden. And when you don’t apply as much pressure it starts to drip. This is because the slime is a polymer, where the molecules are all linked in long strings like spaghetti. When the pressure increases the slime hardens, when it decreases it loosens.

To have even more fun with your slime remember that when you use white glue your slime will come out opaque, if you use clear glue it will be transparent. And if you want to add a certain glimmer to your slime, add some glitter!

The best way to store your slime when you’re not playing with it is to put it in a plastic Ziploc bag and store it in the fridge.

Have Your Say

What else can you add to your slime creation? Glitter, more color? Share your ideas in the section below!

 

>

readers voted!

Comments

9bella

9bella wrote:

oh I love doing that Devil
commented: Tue Nov 25, 2014

Life321

Life321 wrote:

i tried it once
commented: Fri Nov 21, 2014

love131

love131 wrote:

nice
commented: Wed Oct 15, 2014

there are 89 more comments

Please login or register to add comments


like this article?
Sign up now to get more just like it!

latest videos

F1019604277781

Who'd U Slime? Vote!

  • My math teacher.
  • The school bully.
  • Britney Spears.
  • B4-4.

related stories

Micro_micro_quicksand
Have you ever seen a movie where the hero is dashing through the jungle when they step in a bog o...
Micro_micro_hotdog
On these fast approaching summer days have you noticed how when you’re out in the sun you’re so m...
Pick up these sweet science kits if you’re into learning about POLYMERS (aka slime, gel and goop)...
Forget "All that glitters is not gold." It's, "All that glitters is cool." Lately it seems that i...

Random in the forums

shadowcyn
shadowcyn posted in Say Anything:
i hope most of my friends dont see this, but i doo!!
reply less than a minute
Scourgeheart
Ok, this is actually very accurate. Though, I will point out that I have been on here for almost 4 years, and I feel like the level between boys and girls is fairly equal. I will say, that recently, I believe there have been more girl newbies, but the matter of who you see around most, it cuts pretty close to a tie
reply 40 minutes
turtleygleeky02
So, this may be akward... but does anyone else physicly pleasure themselves?? Please reply.
reply 43 minutes
Boysrock50
"Demix" wrote: 6. The GuyLet's face it, a vast majority of KW consists of girls. Don't ask why, but it does, You are probably a girl reading this right now, and at some point we all meet a lesser spotted guy in the forums. You don't really know they're a guy unless they have a lamborghini for their profile picture. Then you get one in your roleplay, and since you're a little embarrassed to have smooching and girly talks with a REAL LIFE guy in the room, everyone rushes to make their character a tomboy. But soon you will realise that this guy is cool, and he may even become your best friend and you'll be on all the same RPs. Then it's a race to get your character to have a love story with his character. If you meet a guy before you get into RP, sometimes you'll become the dynamic duo that goes around flipping everyone off in the comment section like "WE DON'T GIVE A HOOT!". Basically, this guy is the firetrucking best. Guess who has always had a Lamborghini as a pic :D
reply about 1 hour
Luna2
Luna2 posted in General:
So school for 2014 has ended and a lot of you have probably had your graduation. I had mine and hugged all my friends at the end and cried afterwards. I was wondering, who else has cried at or after their graduation? It's actually sad because you realise you're probably never going back there again and if you were in Primary School and most of or even all of your friends are going to different high schools, you're probably never going to see them at school again.
reply about 1 hour

play online games

Hour-of-code-tumb

Codey the troll is lost! Help him avoid obstacles and get back into the computer...

Candy-quest-feature

Your troll is lost! Help it avoid obstacles and get back into the computer.

Fo...

Dragon-dash

Your dragon must return to guard the treasure! Help it gather lost coins and avo...

_thumb_100x100

Shoot blobs with different properties to merge yellow blobs. Your blobs can be r...

1005_cc_kidz_100x100_vlh

Candy's got her candies into a terrible mess, can you help her to sort them out?

Candy-100

A great online version of the famous Candy Crush. This is the best game launched...

_thumb_100x100

Bloons 2 is here! A worthy and awesome sequel at last to our original Bloons gam...

Frostbox_100x100

Explore the world or hang out with friends in your own condo. Get a unique look,...