Was browsing around on the web one day this summer and saw a recipe for Glow in the Dark Slime. Which was all well and good until I made the mistake of showing it to the girls. Well they haven’t forgotten about it for one single day, and have been begging to make it ever since. So I finally sucked it up, got all the weird ingredients, and we plunged in. And I’ll be danged if that stuff didn’t work!
If you’d like to make your own (and boy I know you’re just dying to, heh heh), you’ll need this stuff:
Any kind of 2-liter bottle will do, we got ginger ale because it was on sale at Target for a buck. Plus Ro and Ree love the stuff and never get to drink it (except on airplanes)(and when making slime, I guess). They were pretty thrilled to help empty the bottle:
Once your bottle is empty and rinsed, put a cup of Borax in it (we had to use a funnel) and then fill it the rest of the way with water:
Then shake the heck out of it for about 10 minutes so the Borax will dissolve a bit. If you have a sister, it’s extra fun to mock the faces she makes while she’s shaking:
By the way, I’ve seen other slime recipes on the internet that didn’t require this bottle/shaking step, just mix one cup of water and 1 teaspoon of Borax in a bowl.
Anyhow, pour some glue into a plastic cup and pour an equal amount of water in (we eyeballed it, like we do with everything, so I’m not sure how “equal” things were, but they were good enough). Stir it up, add a teaspoon of glow-in-the-dark paint (we found ours at Michael’s) and 3 drops of food coloring. (The original lady used neon food coloring, which sounded cool, but I couldn’t find it.) Then add some of the Borax water in a teaspoon at a time, stirring the whole time. You’ll start to see clumping on your popsicle stick. And suddenly you’ll have slime!!:
Thrilling, weird stuff. Don’t add too much Borax water or it’ll become too stiff, kinda like silly putty (which is fun too):
Wonder what the girls will want to make tomorrow?
PS: Thanks for all the input and ideas on the birthday party – you guys crack me up and are super helpful at the same time. I just love reading your comments.
PSPS: If you’re clicking around the internet, check out my review of the slick little OnStar FMV mirror.