As part of our science time the other day, the boys and I made slime. I got the recipe from Our Best Bites, and it’s really simple. I had my older son stir the Borax into the water until it dissolved, and I had the younger one empty the glue into another bowl and stir in that water. Then I added some food coloring and had the younger one stir that into his mixture. I had my older son add his Borax mix into the glue mix and asked who wanted to stir with their hands. Only my older son was game (those pesky sensory issues and all).
At first, our mixture looked like guts since we used a dark pink dye (I thought I had bought red). The boys and I thought this was a hilariously awesome coincidence.
After we were done mixing, our hands were bright pink! Thankfully it didn’t take long for it to wear off. I don’t know if it’s because we used a natural dye or not, but by the next day, our hands were dye free.
Our finished product sort of looked like a heart when my younger son dropped it on the floor. It made us think of some possibilities for Halloween and how we could use this recipe to make our own body part decorations. If you’d like the same effect, we used the clear glue instead of the white.