K.Lo and I had the best time this afternoon making and playing with “Goopy Goop,” a fascinating, slime-like substance. The recipe is inexpensive and easy, and seems like it would be fun even for older ages, so I thought I’d share. I swear this is same slime made for us in second grade science class… it was green back then. Today, we made purple.

Mix 1 cup Elmer’s glue in a bowl with 3/4 cup water until smooth.

Add desired food coloring, 1 drop at a time. We only needed 2 drops for great color.

In a second bowl, mix 1/4 cup of water with 3 tablespoons of Borax until dissolved.

Pour the Borax mixture into the glue mixture and stir. Goop will form. Liquid will be leftover. Pull out the goop and set aside while you mix up a second batch of water w/ Borax. Add to remaining glue mixture for second and last pile of Goopy Goop. *Note: I only had enough glue to make half of this recipe, and it was plenty.

Keep the Goop at the table to play, and be amazed. Store in a Ziploc bag.

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  1. almost anonymous says:

    Fun! Just don't let it soak into clothing... :) Although the borax may help, but if I remember right the food coloring stains.

    There's also a version with cornstarch and water (50-50, I believe) that's somewhere between a liquid and a solid. Just be sure to throw it away and not put it in any drains :)

  1. somebodys mom says:

    So cool and sciency.

  1. ~sarah says:

    fun indeed! i remember making one in kindergarten or thereabouts that you could eat. i think it had something to do with pudding or jello powder...