DIY secret-formula slime

Get messy with your kids by making this secret-formula slime. Then spend hours making fun creations with your DIY goo. 

DIY secret-formula slime
Photography by Ryan Brook
Do you have top-secret security clearance? Glitter glue and laundry detergent combine to create delightfully slimy goo your miniature mad scientists can help make and then play with for hours. Use small jars decorated with our printable labels or bits of spare LEGO to store the top-secret slime.

Here's what you'll need:
-1 tsp Borax laundry detergent
-1 cup water
-6-oz bottle of Elmer's Glitter Glue
-Mixing bowl
-Labels. Here's the picture we used. Resize the graphic to fit your label template

Step 1: Mix 1 tsp Borax with 1 cup water to dissolve.

Step 2: Empty the glue bottle into a bowl. (Tip: adding 1 tbsp water will make the glue easier to work with.)

Step 3:
Add Borax mixture to glue and let your kids mix it together using their hands. Once the slime begins to come together, remove it from the water mixture and continue to mix it by hand on a flat surface.

Step 4: Print labels and affix to jars.

For more creative activities to try with your kid, here's how you can make crayon cupcakes.

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