Friday, February 24, 2017

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Slime Recipes ~ Fun & EASY Science Experiments

Slime recipes are fun science experiments for kids of all ages, from preschool to high school! Even adults enjoy watching the polymers cross-link and thicken "right before their eyes" with these great, gooey science projects.

Since I have a lot of slime recipes here at Preschool Powol Packets (and more scheduled to come) I decided to make a virtual bookshelf with my slime recipes! So, welcome to the collection!

My personal favorite slimes use borax, but I have a few slime recipes without borax too -- if that's what you're looking for, just scroll down to the right heading.  :)

Safety Warning: Do not let your children eat slime or any of the ingredients! Children who may be sensitive to slime ingredients should wear gloves or play with the slime inside a plastic bag. If you have any questions, please consult your doctor.

Slime Recipes With Borax:

Sparkly Slime Science - This also contains a great explanation of the chemistry behind slime!

Brown Bear Slime - Perfect to go with your favorite bear stories!

Ghost Slime - Fun for Halloween...or any time!


Turkey Feathers Slime - You could actually make this to go with any bird theme!

Sparkly Apple Slime - This could totally double as watermelon slime too!

Slime Recipes Without Borax:

Just because they're borax-free doesn't mean you should eat them! Please see the warning above. Also, the "edible" recipes should not hurt if your child eats a small piece, but they are not food and do taste horrible. Also, if your child is allergic or sensitive to any of the ingredients, you may want to use a different recipe. Always talk to a doctor if you have questions.

We, however, love playing with these slimes! And I particularly like the fact that I know the "edible" slime recipes will not hurt my preschooler if she licks them.  

My friend Sarah at Little Bins for Little Hands also has a fun collection of slime recipes with a different themed slime for each month of the year! You can check it out HERE!!

Do you have a favorite slime recipe that you use for science experiments? Is there one you're looking for? I always love to hear from you!! Feel free to send me an email, leave a comment, or stop by my Preschool Powol Packets Facebook page to share your slimy science projects!

Happy Educating,

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