If your kid has gotten into slime, chances are you've been buying out the glue section at your local Target in recent weeks. If your kid hasn't gotten into it yet, don't worry — it's coming. The DIY slime craze is sweeping households all over the US because as it turns out, slime is really easy to make.
Here's what you need:
- Glue (white, clear, glitter, etc.)
- Food coloring (or acrylic paint)
- Borax (or baking soda)
- Tupperware (preferably something you don't plan on putting food in ever again)
- Styrofoam balls (optional, to make "floam")
To make the slime, simply mix half a bottle of glue with a drop or two of food coloring (optional step, but a fun one), then add a fourth cup of water until mixed completely. In a separate cup make your "activator" — a cup of water and a teaspoon of Borax or two cups of water and a fourth cup of baking soda — then add 2 teaspoons of the activator to your slime mix and knead together until it stops being sticky (well, less sticky). If you want to make "floam," you can mix in some styrofoam beads.
And there you have it folks: the latest trend you'll lose your kids — and couch, and carpets, and clothes — to. Scroll through with your little ones for some inspirational videos; if they're going to make this stuff all day, every day from now until the next trend comes along, at least help them make something cool!