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Halloween Activity: Make Green Slime

My kids were watching cartoons this morning, when one of the shows had a recipe for making homemade slime.  I knew this was something my kids would love, and since it’s Halloween,  I decided to try it out.

It was a definitely a hit, and all you need to make it is cornstarch, water and green paint or food coloring.  If you don’t have time to do this today for Halloween, it would be a great boredom buster indoor activity for anytime this winter.

Here are the directions for making homemade slime:

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  • Ingredients 1 of 9
    Ingredients
    Gather your ingredients: cornstarch, water, green paint, and a bowl.
  • Add Cornstarch 2 of 9
    Add Cornstarch
    Measure 1/2 cup of cornstarch and add it to the bowl.
  • Add Water 3 of 9
    Add Water
    Pour in about 1/4 cup of water. You may have to adjust the amounts of cornstarch and water, but these are the amounts that worked for us. Too much cornstarch and it will be hard and lumpy, too much water and it will be too runny.
  • Use Your Hands to Mix 4 of 9
    Use Your Hands to Mix
    Add some green paint, and use your hands to mix the ingredients together until it is a solid, yet still liquidy, consistency. Don't mix it with a spoon, the cornstarch will just dissolve into the water (we learned this the hard way!)
  • Play with your slime! 5 of 9
    Play with your slime!
    The slime is a strange substance that acts like both a liquid and a solid. When you set it down on the table it will spread out like a liquid.
  • Make a Ball 6 of 9
    Make a Ball
    Then you can pick it up and make it into a hard ball...
  • Break it Apart 7 of 9
    Break it Apart
    But when you break it apart it will ooze through your fingers!
  • Slimey! 8 of 9
    Slimey!
    It's a really fun material for kids to play with, and you can also use it to teach about the difference between solids and liquids.
  • Clean Up Your Mess! 9 of 9
    Clean Up Your Mess!
    This will definitely make a mess, especially if you have younger toddlers, but it's pretty easy to clean up with a wet rag and a vacuum.

Happy Halloween!

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