crafts Of Food and Love: how to make goo making goo making slime
by Mommy Hobbies
In my napsack stash
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
- 4 ounce (120 ml) glue (e.g., Elmer’s white glue)
- jar or measuring cup
- food coloring (optional)
- measuring cup
- Pour the glue into the jar. If you have a big bottle of glue, you want 4 oz or 1/2 cup of glue.
- Fill the empty glue bottle with water and stir it into the glue (or add 1/2 cup of water).
- If desired, add food coloring. Otherwise, the slime will be an opaque white.
- In a separate, mix one cup (240 ml) of water into the bowl and add 1 teaspoon (5 ml) of borax powder.
- Slowly stir the glue mixture into the bowl of borax solution.
- 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.)
- The more the slime is played with, the firmer and less sticky it will become.
- Have fun!
- Store your slime in a zip-lock bag in the fridge (otherwise it will develop mold).
- Use white glue, such as Elmer’s brand. Most ‘school glues’ do not have the correct composition.
- Don’t eat the slime – it isn’t especially toxic, but not good for you either!
- Slime cleans up pretty easily. Remove dried slime after soaking with water.