My daughter is obsessed with slime. Ever since we made it for her Frozen Birthday party, it is her go-to “I’m bored” activity. I am not sure she enjoys playing with it as much as she loves making it. I personally think it’s gross. There is something about the texture that is so off putting to me. Luckily, my daughter has Laurie. She and Laurie make a batch once a month. For Halloween they decided to kick it up a notice with this fun, and spooky, Bewitched DIY Slime.
How to Make Bewitched DIY Slime
You will need:
- 8 oz. (or 1 cup) Elmer’s regular white Glue
- 1 cup very Hot Water
- 1/2 cup very Hot Water
- 1 tsp. Borax Detergent
- Food Coloring
The first step in making this homemade Gak that we call Bewitched DIY Slime is to pour 1 cup of Elmer’s Glue into a bowl. Next add 1 cup of HOT water. It’s important to use the hot water. If you use cold or only tepid water you will get a crumbly slime – not fun! Hot water is definitely the way to go – as hot as you can get from the tap but you don’t need boiling water. Stir the water and the glue until it is completely mixed. Now add a few very tiny drops of food coloring. We used purple, black and green.
Measure 1/2 cup of HOT water. Dissolve the Borax detergent in this water. The amount of Borax you use will determine the consistency of the homemade gak. The more borax,the “tougher” the Bewitched DIY Slime will be. Over 1 teaspoon of Borax and you will end up with something more along the lines of Silly Putty. If you only use 1/2 teaspoon of Borax the Grinch Slime will be very slimy – the consistency of what we used to call Slime when I was a kid. I used just under 1 teaspoon. I filled the teaspoon and then I poured a tiny bit out. It was trial an error for us for the first couple of batches because we wanted the Bewitched DIY Slime to be fluid and fun to play with but not too messy.
A word about the Borax: there is a lot of conversation on the Internet about the safety levels of Borax. We decided that since we were using such a small amount and that the kids would not be ingesting the Bewitched DIY Slime it would be okay. Crunchy Betty has done a lot of research on whether Borax is safe or not and under which circumstances it is safe to use if you want to learn more.
Star stirring the glue mixture as soon as you pour in the water and Borax.
As you stir the glue mixture will start solidifying. Keep stirring … this whole process takes less than a minute.
You might need to work in the last remaining bit of the liquid with your hands.
Bewitched DIY Slime – Ooey, gooey, spooky fun!
The Bewitched Slime is so fun and pretty in these Halloween colors. It feels wet but it’s not and kids love it! Remember, 15 minutes of work = hours of fun sensory activity time for the kids!
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