Gloop and Slime
Oobleck, Goop, Gloop, Gak, Flubber and Slime! All these concoctions mean just one thing - Lots of FUN - and a little mess. Do these often as Kids of all ages love them!!!
There are a lot of silly putty or slime recipes on the web but most of them contain borax. It is very difficult to get Borax in the UK because of an EU ban. You can buy it through Amazon but this can work out very expensive. There have also been some concerns of some children having a nasty reaction to the borax causing burns on their hands when using the borax made slime too often.
I have found through searching the web that you can use the liquid detergent 'Formil' which can be bought from Lidl. Mix about 1 cup of PVA glue to just over 1 tbsp of 'Formil' to make a simple silly putty. You will know when you have the quantities right. Just experiment a little. Add food colouring etc to get different effects.
See below for some other slimy, playdough and silly putty recipes.
Remember HAVE FUN
2 cups cornflour
1 cup cold water
Pour the cornflour into a bowl. Add the cold water, with your chosen food colouring already added, slowly, stirring constantly and stop when the water is barely absorbed by the cornflour.
The resulting solution is great to play with. It will
brush off clothing as a dry powder.
1/2 cup glue
3 to 4 cups of shaving foam
1/2 tsp baking soda
Drops of food colouring
1 tbs Saline Solution (for sensitive eyes) Buy at chemist
Measure the 3 to 4 cups of shaving foam into a bowl
Add food colouring
Add the glue and the baking powder
Next add the Saline Solution
Whip up mixture. Once you can pick up the
mixture continue to knead.
1/2 cup PVA glue
1 1/2 cups of cornflour
Measure out glue into a bowl
Add a couple of drops of food colouring and mix
Slowly add cornflour - it will gradually thicken
When it becomes difficult to mix with a spoon then take it out of the bowl and knead.
If it is sticky add some cornflour to your hands.
If too dry then add a little more glue.
1 can of sweetened condensed milk
1 tbs of cornstarch
10-15 drops of red or green food colouring
1. Pour the can of SWEETENED condensed milk into a saucepan.
2. Add the cornstarch and cook over a low heat, stirring constantly.
3. When the mixture thickens remove it from the heat and then add the food colouring.
4. Allow it to cool before playing or eating; it can also be used as a fun paper paint.
Non- Borax Slime
1 cup PVA glue
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 tbs contact lens solution
Put glue into bowl and add bicarb and food colouring.
Next add the contact lens solution.
Stir with a spoon until it becomes stringy
Take out of bowl and knead for a couple of minutes
If it is too sticky then add a touch more of the contact solution
Is it Liquid?
1 cup of cornflour added to a bowl
1 cup of baking soda added it the bowl
1/2 cup of water and add it to the bowl
A little food colouring
Mix with your hands-
Watch the magic as the goop hardens and then is able to pour through your fingers.
It comes off with a little soap and water!