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Have fun creating your own galaxy slime complete with glitter!

Supplies:

  • Clear school glue

  • ½ cup of water

  • Red and blue food coloring

  • 2 bowls

  • Measuring cups: ½ cup and 1 cup

  • Glitter

  • Wax paper

  • 1 teaspoon of borax – borax is an ingredient found in laundry soaps and is safe to use. However, after using borax, keep your hands away from any part of your face until you’ve washed your hands)

  • Plastic gloves (optional)

Directions:

Step 1: In one bowl, pour ½ cup of glue into your bowl and then mix it with ½ cup of water.  Stir them together.

Step 2: Add food coloring to the glue and water mixture.  I used 6 drops of blue and 3 drops of red to get a dark purple color, but use whatever combination you want.

Step 3: In the other bowl, mix 1 teaspoon of borax with 1 cup of lukewarm water.  Stir until the borax is dissolved and you don’t feel the crunch of the solid bits of borax on the bottom.  This takes a while, and if you skip this step, your slime will not come together very well.

Step 4: Add the purple glue mixture to your borax water, stirring slowly as you pour it.  You’ll see the slime start to form.  Use your hands to work it around.

Step 5: Take your glob of slime out of the bowl and put it on your wax paper.  It’s okay if there is some water left behind.  Flatten out your slime and spread glitter over the top.  

Step 6: Fold your slime in half to seal in the glitter.  Then press it out and fold it over again. Keep pressing and folding, and watch as the glitter spreads throughout your slime.  Now have fun playing with your galaxy glitter slime!

Useful Resources

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