Make your own gooey space slime

Sometimes liquid, other times solid, slime is always a success with young and old alike! It's also an excellent way of having fun with the kids while seeing that science often yields surprising results.

Creating slime with household objects. (Credit: Nevit Dilmen)

You will need:

  • ¼ cup of water
  • ¼ cup of white liquid glue (for clear slime, use clear liquid glue)
  • ¼ cup of liquid starch (used for clothes)
  • food colouring (the colour you want your slime to be)
  • a mixing bowl and a spoon

How to make your slime:

  1. Pour the glue into the bowl.
  2. Add the water to the same bowl and stir together.
  3. Add the food colouring (about 6 drops).
  4. Add the liquid starch and mix with a spoon or with your hands. The more you play with the concoction, the more it will become elastic and easy to manipulate.

Bonus: Keep your slime in a plastic bag to preserve it longer!

How it works:

Glue is a liquid polymer with tiny molecules creating a chain. When liquid starch is added, the strands of the chain link together, giving the mixture its slimy feel.

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