Slime is all over the place. Search “slime” on YouTube and you’ll find over 12 million videos. Swear! It’s bigger than ever. Other than the fidget spinner, that I’m currently stalking Sweet Potato Pie for. Kids frickin dig it. Mom’s on the other hand, can’t frickin stand it. I have to admit, at least she’s not staring at the TV or her iPhone, right? But, when you find that crap all over the house, which has only happened once (I’m a crazy bitch) It’s over. I was just chatting with another mama about it this morning and how it’s straight up banned from their house..haha! I get it!
I’m sure your kiddos have sent you on the wild goose chase for Elmer’s glue and borax? Don’t lie, you’ve gone to the store at least once for the special ingredients to this crap!?!? I, myself, have gone multiple times. I’ll admit it. I’m a sucker for crafting and making stuff. Last night, for instance, I went to 4 stores for Elmer’s glue. WTF? The shelves are literally wiped out. You can see where the once not-so-special glue was sitting. Basically you have to go to the “Slime Headquarters” aka Michael’s! Trust me Mama’s don’t even waste your time going elsewhere.
Slime á la Bailey
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 cup warm water
- 1 teaspoon Borax
- 1 cup Elmer’s glue
- 1/2 cup water
- 7 drops food coloring
Here’s what you do:
Add the borax to a 1 cup of warm water. Still until dissolved. Set aside.
In a large bowl, stir together glue + 1/2 cup water + food coloring.
Add cup of water + borax mixture to glue mixture. Stir.
Now you will need to use your hands to knead the slime. Dump the remaining water that is in the bowl. Continue to kneed the slime till all the water is out.
Store slime in a zip-lock bag.
And there you have it peeps. Slime á la Bailey!
Bailey told me to add this disclaimer:
Slime is banned from Plainfield Elementary School!! Your teacher will throw it away right infront of your face. Ugh! – Bailey Brookshire
ps – Nicole, let your kids make it…at least once 🙂