Props –Things For Adults To Make
The following recipe is inedible. It
is great to use for demonstrating different qualities of animals or are just
fun as a gathering activity for programs. The ingredients listed in each recipe
are non-toxic but not to be eaten.
This is a great recipe that can be
used for lots of different programs. I have used with children ages 4 and up. I
allow children to help measure and stir the ingredients until the two bowls
need combined and we usually make it outside.
1 container of school glue
1 container of
1 cup of water
Paint or food
1 ½ tsp. Borax
Mix glue, container of water, paint
or food coloring and glitter together in bowl.
In separate bowl mix 1 cup of water
and Borax until Borax dissolves.
Combine Borax mixture into glue
mixture and stir until you see slime develop. There may be a small amount of
extra water remaining. This can be pour off of slime carefully. Divide into small
portions for each child to play with. It can be stored in a Ziploc bag or
sealed container for a couple of weeks.
NOTE: When sending this home with children, I always make them
promise to ask Mom or Dad first before playing with their slime. I also tell
them they should play with it outside or where their parents allow, never on
furniture or carpet.
From Woodbury County Conservation
Theresa Kruid, Naturalist & Camp Director
Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
4500 Sioux River Road, Sioux City, IA