Frozen Troll Slime
This Gak-like Frozen Troll Slime was a super easy sensory activity that didn’t get a lot of attention from the kids at our Frozen Birthday Party. The adults at the party loved it though and we must have explained how to make it to every parent there. I think that there was so much going on that kids didn’t want to stop and do something sedate but we also put some of each color of the Frozen Troll Slime in the kids party favor bags, and Nancy heard from numerous parents that the kids loved it.
How to Make Frozen Troll Slime
You will need:
- 8 oz. White Glue (we used Elmer’s)
- 8 oz. Hot Water
- 1/2 cup Hot Water
- 1 tsp. Borax Detergent
We used White Elmer’s Glue. If you’d like a more translucent form of Frozen Troll Slime you can use Elmer’s Clear Glue. 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 Troll Slime it would be okay. Crunchy Betty has done a lot of research on whether Borax is safe or not and in which circumstances if you want to learn more.
The first step in making this homemade Gak that we call Frozen Troll Slime is to pour 8 oz. of glue into a bowl. Next add 8 oz. 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. Stir the water and the glue until it is completely mixed.
If you want colored Frozen Troll Slime, this is the time to add the food coloring. I added a couple of drops of blue.
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 Frozen Troll Slime will be. Over 1 teaspoon of GAK and you will end up with something more along the lines of Silly Putty. If you only use 1/2 teaspoon the Gak 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 troll slime to be fluid and fun to play with but not too messy.
In the picture above, you can see that the chemical reaction happens immediately after you pour the 1/2 cup of water with the dissolved Borax into the glue mixture.
Keep stirring the glue mixture. As you stir the glue mixture will start solidifying.
Keep stirring … this whole process takes less than 15 seconds.
It’s that easy.
Frozen Troll Slime – it is ooey, gooey fun. It feels wet but it’s not. Nancy hated to touch it but Allison and I loved it.
We made white troll slime which we added some silver glitter to and then we made two colors of blue Frozen Troll Slime. We made enough for the kids to play with at the party and to give away as Frozen Party Favors.
For the party favors, we placed the Troll Slime into 5 oz. plastic containers that we found on Amazon. We printed a snowflake on a round Avery label and affixed it to the lid of the container. Each kid got a container of both blue and white Frozen Troll Slime.
We setup a table in the backyard with the Frozen Troll Slime. The kids did play with the Troll Slime but it definitely was not as popular as the DIY Play Snow or the Ice Block Races. And don’t worry, if you don’t have any troll slime fans at your party you can always call the gak “Elsa’s Glitter Slime” – and who wouldn’t love that?
Our homemade Gak aka Frozen Troll Slime was a fun addition to our Frozen Birthday Party. Allison, Olaf, Anna and Elsa loved playing in it!