This week in my preschool class, we are having creepy crawly week. My kids had a blast today. I had gone to the Dollar Tree and bought 6 or 7 bags of bugs, spiders, lizards, snakes, you know creepy things, and I put them in the rice table. They loved picking and digging out all those creepy things.
Next, I made each child a container of his ( I am not being sexist, my whole class is nothing but boys ) own slime with bugs in it. They loved the slimy feel and the bugs.
Of course, if I do something cool for my class, I have to do it for my kids at home. So I made an extra batch for them and they used it like Play Dough and it was very cool.
I have used different recipes for slime but I really like this one at
Here's the recipe:
Stir 1/8 cup borax into 500 ml warm water. It's okay if some borax remains undissolved. Allow solution to cool to room temperature.
In a separate container, stir 2 spoonfuls of glue into 3 spoonfuls of water. White glue will give you opaque snot (more booger than snot); glue gel will produce you translucent slimy snot.
Stir a couple of drops of food coloring into the glue mixture.
Add a spoonful of the borax solution to the glue mixture. Stir (if in a bowl) or squish (if in a baggie).
Have fun with your snot!
Elmer's glue is a non-toxic, water-based white glue or a non-toxic blue or clear gel. Another brand may be substituted.
A little yellow food coloring could be added for that extra sickly touch.
Don't eat or inhale the snot. Borax isn't particularly toxic, but isn't good for you either.
Borax is found in the household cleaner or laundry section of the store. It's commonly used as a detergent booster.
Wash your hands after playing with your snot.
What You Need:
Baggies or Bowls
In the top picture, Cheyanne used my potato masher and here she is using a cookie cutter. Colton and Cheyanne used almost every cooking utensil I have on this slime. There is going to be a lot of extra dish washing tonight.