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Everyone goes a little mad this time of year with the holidays and all that is going on in our lives. You can be mad in the kitchen with this Mad Scientist Slime which is also a great way to experiment and keep calm.
The fun thing about this mad scientist slime is that you can create all sorts of potions and chemicals with it. I really mean you can change up the colors and things you add into the slime but it sounds more fun to say “chemicals”.
This slime is so easy to make and is one of my favorite recipes when my kids want to make slime in a snap. Unlike using Borax, this slime uses liquid starch which is typically exact measurements.
If you’ve ever used Borax you know that sometimes your recipe won’t require all of the Borax mixture when other times it requires more – no guessing with this one. You’ll have slime in a matter of minutes!
What you need to make Mad Scientist Slime:
- 1/2 Cup Water
- 1/2 Cup Liquid Starch
- 1 5 oz. Bottle of Clear Glue
- Neon Purple, Green and Orange Food Coloring
- 1-2 drops Essential Oil (we used lavender)
- Mix-ins (we used colored glitter and mini styrofoam balls)
- Mixing Bowls
- Stirring Stick or Spoon
- Plastic Syringes, Chemistry Flask and Slime Containers (optional but gives the overall feel to the slime)
How to make Mad Scientist Slime:
First, combine the water, glue, food coloring and any mix-ins you are using such as glitter or the styrofoam balls. Stir well.
Next, add in your liquid starch. Keep stirring until you notice the slime starts to become more of a sticky consistency.
Take out your slime and knead for a few minutes with your hands. If you don’t like this part, you can also wear gloves while kneading it.
Now, if you plan to make several different colors like we did, you’ll want to repeat the steps above for each different color.
This slime provides hours of fun and is perfect for Halloween time! We hope you enjoy making it with your little scientist as much as we do!
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