Slime

45 Minutes | Beavers,Cubs,Scouts | Indoors

Making homemade slime



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Slime

45 Minutes | Beavers,Cubs,Scouts | Indoors

  • White or Clear Washable PVA Glue
  • Saline Solution (Contact Lens Solution)
  • Baking Soda
  • Water
  • Food coloring, glitter, confetti (optional)
  • Mixing bowl

  1. Measure 150ml cup of PVA washable school glue into a bowl
  2. Mix with a 150ml cup of water
  3. Stir in 1/4 tsp of baking soda (can use 1/2 tsp for thicker slime)
  4. Add food coloring, glitter, or confetti to this mixture and mix to incorporate everything
  5. Time to add the slime activator (contact or saline solution)
  6. Stir in 1 tablespoon and continue to stir until a blob of slime forms
  7. Note that adding 1/2 tablespoon will make slime even stretchier but stickier initially
  8. We often prefer to use less solution with clear glue
  9. Your slime should become thick and difficult to stir and should pull away from the sides and bottom of the bowl
  10. Now it’s time to knead
  11. To help reduce the stickiness add a few drops of solution to your hands and knead the slime right into the bowl

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