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  • 2 ts Guar Gum
  • 1 tb Borax
  • Water
  • Mixing bowl
  • Food colouring
  • 2 Empty plastic soda bottles to store the liquids
  • Zipper lock bag

    How To Make It

    1. Making The Borax Water: Borax is a type of powder soap that is available in most grocery stores. Add 1 tablespoon Borax powder to 1 cup of water. Stir until most of the powder dissolves. Store the Borax Water in a jar or bottle, and label the container "BORAX & WATER MIXTURE". One cup of Borax Water will make many batches of Slime.
    2. Preparing The Guar Gum: Available at health food stores. Measure 4 cups (approximately 1 litre) of warm water into a large mixing bowl. Add 10 drops of food colouring - possibly green! SLOWLY (very slowly) stir in 2 teaspoons of guar gum. This fine powder has a tendency to clump up if it is not stirred into the water slowly. After thoroughly mixing, pour the guar gum mixture into a soda bottle and label it appropriately.
    3. Making Slime: Pour 1/2 cup of the guar gum mixture into a clean zipper-lock bag. Add 1 teaspoon of the Borax Water mixture that you made previously. Seal the bag and shake. Within seconds you'll have prepared your very own batch of Slime!


    This gooey mixture will retain its slimy properties for 1-2 days before finally turning into a watery mess. When the Slime is no longer good, seal it in the zipper-lock bag and throw it away. Do not pour it down the drain.

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