Archive for October, 2010

Slime!

Where I live, it’s a rainy day. Halloween is around the corner, too. What’s the perfect activity? Making some slime!

Materials Needed

  • 2 cups cornstarch
  • 1 cup water
  • Food coloring (optional)
  • Sauce Pan
  • Large Bowl
  • Sealable Plastic Bag
Procedure
  • Heat water in a saucepan. Make sure that the water is only warm, not boiling. You will find it easy to work with warm water.
  • Pour the warm water into a large bowl and add few drops of food coloring to it. The commonly used color for slime is green. To make it look even more disgusting, mix in red food color as well.
  • Blend the food color into the water, by mixing it well. The water should be one shade darker than the color of slime you want, because cornstarch tends to lighten the color.
  • Slowly add cornstarch to the colored water. Mix the starch in water thoroughly, using your fingers. Blend it well, until it becomes a thick and smooth paste.
  • The final cornstarch mixture should neither be too watery, nor too dry. It should be wet enough to drip through your fingers, but dry to touch. If you do not reach the right consistency, add more water or cornstarch.
  • Your homemade slime is ready! Make sure to preserve it in a sealable plastic bag.
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