Create your own slime using everyday household craft materials. Using toy insects, recreate what would happen to insects when they were caught in tree resin, fossilizing them. This would be great for kids who love Jurassic Park, dinosaurs, rocks, and insects!
Materials for Version without Borax
Materials for Version with Borax
Directions without Borax
- Put your ½ cup of glue in a bowl.
- Mix your ¼-½ teaspoon of baking soda and ½ cup of water in a bowl until baking soda is completely dissolved.
- Add your 5-10 drops of yellow food coloring to baking soda and water mixture.
- Gently add the food coloring, baking soda and water mixture to your glue and mix together.
- Add 1 tablespoon of saline solution and mix quickly until slime starts to form.
- Put a few drops of Saline solution on hands and start to knead the slime together.
- Add toy insects to mixture and then place in dry container
Directions with Borax
- Mix ½ cup of water and ½ cup of glue completely together in bowl.
- Add you 5-10 drops of yellow food coloring to this mixture.
- Mix the ¼ teaspoon of borax and ½ of warm water in a separate bowl. Stir completely until completely mixed in.
- Add the borax and water mixture slowly to your glue and water mixture. Start stirring immediately! Your slime will soon start to form immediately.
- Keep mixing until your slime has formed and then immediately take out and put in the dry container.
- If you have any left over liquid in the bowl keep stirring until all the liquid turns to slime. Transfer it to the dry container once you are done.
- Start kneading your slime mixture and add your pretend insects! It will feel stringy at first but if you keep working it with your hands the texture will start to change.
**To keep your slime from going moldy, place slime in refrigerator**