This isn’t the same slime that was poured onto the heads of every kid that stepped onto a Nickelodeon set in the 90s. It’s slightly less liquid, it’s not sticky and it’s not necessarily green. If you grew up in the 90s you probably remember this as Gak: the stretchy, brightly colored, delightfully squishy toy manufactured by Nickelodeon and Mattel. There’s been home-brew recipes for Gak floating around the internet for decades, but sometime around a year ago this childhood pastime found a new platform.
DIY Melted Snowman Slime: What kid doesn’t love playing with slime? Use white glue, liquid starch and some glitter to whip up this one. Get ready, because your little ones (and you!) are about to have the best, slimiest snow day ever.
Found at your favorite craft store or the laundry detergent aisle of your grocery store, Borax powder not only helps you make your own Nickelodeon slime for your kids, but offers a fun way to sneak in some science lessons too!
What you’ll need:
- white glue
- 2 5-ounce paper cups
- food coloring (optional)
- Borax powder
- popsicle stick
- measuring spoons
What you’ll do:
- Fill 1 paper cup with water and add one tablespoon of Borax powder and mix well. Set aside.
- Take the other paper cup and add glue until the cup is filled about an inch high.
- Add 3 tablespoons of water to the glue and stir.
- Add food coloring to the glue concoction in the hue of your choice and mix.
- Take your Borax solution and add 1 tablespoon of the liquid to your glue mixture and combine well. In less than a minute your slime will be oozing with Nickelodeon-style fun for your fingers!