Thursday, October 23, 2008

Slime Recipe

Many slime recipes yeild sticky mixtures due to the white glue or corn startch. This one calls for Metamucil...strange, I know, but it makes for great slime! I usually triple the batch up front so there's enough for my kids to share.

What You Need:
  • 1 tsp. Metamucil
  • 8-10 oz. water
  • Microwave-safe bowl
  • Jar for shaking
  1. Place 1 teaspoon of Metamucil into the jar. Add the 8-10 ounces of water and shake well for one minute.
  2. Pour the mixture into the bowl (most cereal bowls are a suitable size).
  3. Place bowl in the microwave on high for 4-5 minutes (actual time depends on your microwave's power) until the goo is about to bubble out of the bowl.
  4. Let the mixture cool slightly, then repeat step 3. The more times this step is repeated the more rubbery/hard the substance will become.
  5. After 8-10 microwave runs, pour the flubber onto a plate or cookie sheet. A spoon can be used to spread it out. Be's hot, hot hot!
  6. Allow to cool.
  • Slime can be stored at room temperature in a sealed bag for several months. It will last indefinitely in a sealed bag in the refrigerator.
  • A child-safe knife or cookie cutters may be used to cut the slime into interesting shapes.
  • If the slime is stickier than you'd like, reduce the amount of water next should be clammy, not sticky.
And there you have it...a non-sticky slime that is easy, cheap and sure to yield hours of imaginative fun!

Photo from Wondertime magazine.

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