Science Fun! 3 Experiments to Try at Home

Make Your Own Slime


  • 4-ounce disposable cups
  • Glue
  • Water
  • 1/2 teaspoon Borax

Fill cup halfway with glue. Fill the rest of the cup with water. Stir in Borax with a craft stick until glue is completely mixed. (Since Borax is a bleaching agent and the solution will burn the eyes, parents should do this part of the experiment.) Pour off any excess water and knead by hand. Then play with it: See if it can be flattened, twisted, stretched, or bounced. Place the slime in a sealed plastic bag in the refrigerator. Don't let it dry on surfaces because it will bond to them. Wash hands after finishing the experiment.

Used with permission from Chabot Space & Science Center in Oakland, California.


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