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Friday, October 7, 2011

Non Messy Squishy Slime Experiments

NON Messy Squishy Slime
(courtesy post from Aurora Lipper at http://www.sciencelearningspace.com/ )

Squishy Slime
Mix 1 cup sugar, 12 cups water, and 3 cups cornstarch in a saucepan. Stir constantly over medium heat until thickened, about 5 minutes. Place a glop in each of several bowls along with drops of food coloring in each. Place a dollop of each color into a plastic sandwich bad and zip it shut. You can squish and squeeze without getting your hands slimy!

Bonus Idea:  Messy Squishy Slime II
Mix one teaspoon fiber (psyllium fiber like Metamucuil) with one cup cold water. (You can add food dye instead of water if you’d like). Heat mixture (use a stove with adult help, or use a microwave for a few minutes) until it looks slimy. Stir once or twice while heating.

Bonus Idea: Messy Squish Slime III
Mix 1 cup cornstarch and 2-2/3 cups cheap vegetable oil together, stirring to combine. Let sit for an hour (if it’s a hot day, stick it in the fridge while you wait). Get a friend to rub a balloon on their head (to charge it up) as you slowly tip the slime to pour it into a second container. Bring the balloon close (but not touching) to the slime – you’ll see the slime react to the balloon! You’ll either see the slime wiggle closer, gel up, or break off a piece, depending on the consistency of your slime. Have fun!

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