When Goose came home from a school holiday program with green slime, I had to give it a try!  The stuff is seriously cool.



1/2 cup PVA glue
1/2 cup cold water
green food colouring
5 tablespoons borax
1/2 cup hot water

1. Combine 1/2 cup of PVA glue with 1/2 cup of cold water and a few drops of green food colouring in a jar*, put the lid on and shake well until combined.

2. In a seperate container, mix the borax and hot water until dissolved. 
(Although I found that it didn’t dissolve completely)

3. Add the borax mixture to the glue mix, put the lid back on the jar and shake well until the mixture is a big thick glob.

4. Drain off any excess water.

5. Take out of jar.  It could be a little sticky at first, but it’ll be fine after you knead with your hands until smooth and stretchy.  You may wish to wear gloves for this part, depending on the amount of colouring that you use.

6. Store in an airtight container, such as a ziplock bag or the jar you made it in.

Of course this is fun for any time, but we’ll be using this for an upcoming rocket/space themed party, but it would be very cool for older kids to mix it themselves at a mad scientist themed party.

If your kids are into all things slimy, you might like to try my recipe for goop made from cornflour and water, or for more fun kids craft ideas, check out my kids craft page.

* the jar that I used had about a 600ml capacity which was an ideal size for this recipe.

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  1. says

    I tried making something similar the other day, but it went all dry and rubbery and the water came out of solution – going to try it again with your recipe. Hope the party s a cool one!

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