What to do with a bunch of toddlers on a play date?
We make SLIME! That’s what!
My friend found this amazing recipe online. What a great way to teach toddlers and preschoolers by doing a science experiment!
* white glue
* food colouring (optional)
There are two components to the slime recipe. You have a glue, water, and food colouring part and a water and Borax part. These have to be prepared separately.
* Adults: First, mix 1 tsp of Borax with 1 cup of water. Make sure to stir until Borax is dissolved.
* In another container/bowl, mix 1/2 c white glue with 1/2 c water (equal parts of each). At this point, you may add food colouring if you wish.
* With the help of the children, mix one solution into the other. The kids will be excited to see the slime polymerize right before their eyes.
The kids just learned that mixing these solutions creates polymer. They can also play with the slime and shape it into different shapes. Oh, who am I kidding? It’s just ooey-gooey fun!