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Do It Yourself Slime

Chloe Crook, staff writer

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DIY slime is a very popular thing within the younger generations. It is easy and cheap to create, and leaves the kid satisfied for hours ! You will only need five items, one being optional. The five items are:
School glue
Borax (Sodium tetraborate)
Food coloring (optional)
Water
Two bowls

In one bowl mix 1 oz. glue (about ¼ of the glue bottle) and ¼ cup water. If you want colored slime, add food coloring to the glue and water mixture. Lift some of the solution out of the container with the stir stick and note what happens. Add ¼ cup of Sodium Tetraborate (Borax) Solution to the glue and water mixture and stir slowly. The slime will begin to form immediately. Lift some of the solution with the stir stick and observe how the consistency has changed from Step 1.Stir as much as you can, then dig in and knead it with your hands until it gets less sticky. This is a messy experience but is necessary because it allows the two compounds to bond completely. Don’t worry about any leftover water in the bowl; just pour it out. When not in use, store the slime in a plastic bag in the fridge to keep it from growing mold.

Chloe Crook, Staff Writer

Chloe Crook is a senior at Teague High School. She participates in FFA by showing pigs and poultry judging. She is also one of the student trainers. She...

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