How We Did It
To make mixing and measuring easy, I used clear plastic cups and wooden
chopsticks. And don't forget something to cover your work area--this
project is easy, but messy!
My six-year-old had no problem using the marks on the plastic cups to
measure out 1 part of the glue to 2 parts of the liquid starch.
We decided that we wanted green slime, so we mixed the food coloring in
with the glue. Here we have our green glue ready for the liquid starch.
We mixed up our slime right in the plastic cups, but a low-mess
alternative is to knead it in a plastic bag to mix. This is a great
option for kids who are hesitant to touch the slime with their hands.
My kids, on the other hand, had no problem getting their hands dirty!
We discovered that when we stirred the slime in the cup, it started to
solidify. But when we pulled it up out of the cup, it slowly dripped off
the chopstick, as if it was melting.
The boys had a great time experimenting with "painting" the slime onto the garbage bag with the chopstick.