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Tip Tuesday: Making slime, the trendiest craft of the summer

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WACH) - Kids are getting creative--in a slimy way.

The trend this season is making slime, a gloopy mixture with numerous recipes. Combining glue, water, and borax results in a stretchy product that children can play with for hours. It's also an easy way to teach them about measurements and science.

Kids can customize their slime by adding food coloring, glitter, or toys to the glue. Other variations include fluffy slime, "living" slime, and even squeaking slime.

Check out this basic slime recipe from this eHow article, which also details how to make three other types!

Slime

You'll need:

  • Borax powder
  • Water
  • White glue
  • Mixing bowls (3)

Steps:

  1. Mix a tablespoon of borax powder into one cup of warm water, allowing the borax to dissolve
  2. In a separate bowl, combine 1/2 cup of glue and 1/2 cup of water until it reaches a watery consistency
  3. Pour both mixtures into a larger bowl and stir
  4. Let slime sit for about 30 seconds so it reaches a firm consistency





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