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Glitter Slime

A fun science experiment kids love

Slime has fast become a fovirteamong kids. Glitter slime adds a fun new twist. It’s easy and only requires a few supplies.

SUPPLIES

  • Elmer’s Washable Clear Glue
  • Liquid Starch
  • Glitter
  • Water
  • Container, Measuring Cup, and Spoon

MAKE CLEAR GLUE GLITTER SLIME

Add 1/2 cup of glue to a container

Add 1/2 cup of water and mix.

At this time you can add your glitter. You can try mixing glitter colors. Don’t be stingy! Stir everything together again.

Add 1/2 cup of liquid starch to your glue and glitter mixture. What’s really cool is that it is an immediate reaction.

Your slime will start to come together very quickly. Keep stirring until it’s too thick to stir with the spoon and then use your hands!

You will have a thick and stretchy, clear glue glitter slime ready to have fun with. The clear glue produces a firmer, thicker slime. It still oozes and stretches, but you need to be a bit gentler with it.

If you want a looser slime that flows more freely, then use white glue.

THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE SLIME

What’s the science behind the slime? The sodium borate in the starch {or borax powder or boric acid} mixes with the PVA {polyvinyl-acetate} glue and forms this cool stretchy substance. This is called cross linking! Slime is also considered a polymer.

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