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  • Of Food And Love: How to make slime or goo …

    Do you remember Gak??  I loved that stuff.  It was totally awesome, especially since I could make it imitate human, bodily functions in rapid succession.  My sisters and I had a great time as kids playing with that horrible, useless invention.  I hadn’t seen or heard about that stuff in years…until…

    A couple nights ago, it made a reappearance.  Back from the dead — Gak.  Papa decided it was a science project worth undertaking and my kids could not have been more excited.

    It took only 15 minutes and soon…Papa had a magic ball of slimy, blue, goo.

    What a beautiful blob.

    Papa split it in half for the boys, and then Roma demanded her own — in purple.  Coming right up, you little princess!

    She calls it her ‘gooey’.  It’s really cute.

    *sigh* Oh, papa, you make the world of a 5 year old so interesting.  Pretty sure there are more projects like this to come.  As matter of fact, I know there are.  Cy and D want to build a mechanical robot *gulp*.

    How to make Goo   courtesy of  ::  About.com

    • borax powder
    • water
    • 4 ounce (120 ml) glue (e.g., Elmer’s white glue)
    • teaspoon
    • bowl
    • jar or measuring cup
    • food coloring (optional)
    • measuring cup


    1. Pour the glue into the jar. If you have a big bottle of glue, you want 4 oz or 1/2 cup of glue.
    2. Fill the empty glue bottle with water and stir it into the glue (or add 1/2 cup of water).
    3. If desired, add food coloring. Otherwise, the slime will be an opaque white.
    4. In a separate, mix one cup (240 ml) of water into the bowl and add 1 teaspoon (5 ml) of borax powder.
    5. Slowly stir the glue mixture into the bowl of borax solution.
    6. Place the slime that forms into your hands and knead until it feels dry. (Don’t worry about the excess water remaining in the bowl.)
    7. The more the slime is played with, the firmer and less sticky it will become.
    8. Have fun!
    9. Store your slime in a zip-lock bag in the fridge (otherwise it will develop mold).


    1. Use white glue, such as Elmer’s brand. Most ‘school glues’ do not have the correct composition.
    2. Don’t eat the slime – it isn’t especially toxic, but not good for you either!
    3. Slime cleans up pretty easily. Remove dried slime after soaking with water.

    HOW FUN!! You make it seem so exciting and fun to have children. I love how much you and your husband do with them. They will never forget how awesome it was being a kid :)


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