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Creating Homemade Slime: An Easy and Budget-Friendly Recipe

If you’re looking for a fun and budget-friendly activity, making slime using school glue and Borax is a perfect choice. Not only is it a great way to entertain yourself or your kids, but you can also find all the ingredients conveniently at Walmart and Dollar General. Plus, you’ll even have leftover Borax that can be repurposed for your laundry needs!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • School glue (white or clear): You can easily find this at both Walmart and Dollar General. Opt for the quantity that suits your slime-making goals.
  • Borax powder: Look for a box of Borax in the laundry aisle at either Walmart or Dollar General. It’s a versatile ingredient that goes a long way.
  • Water: You’ll need warm water, which you can easily obtain from your tap.

Now, let’s dive into the process:

  1. Prepare the Borax solution:

    In a mixing bowl, combine 1 cup (240 ml) of warm water with 1 teaspoon of Borax powder from your Walmart or Dollar General purchase.

    Stir the mixture until the Borax dissolves completely, creating your Borax solution.

  2. Make the glue mixture:

    In another bowl, pour 1 cup (240 ml) of school glue, available at both Walmart and Dollar General.

    To add a touch of color, feel free to incorporate a few drops of food coloring. This step is entirely optional but adds extra excitement to your slime creation.

  3. Combine the Borax solution and glue mixture:

    Gradually pour the Borax solution into the bowl containing the glue mixture, while continuously stirring.

    Keep stirring until the ingredients combine and start to form the slime.

  4. Continue mixing and kneading:

    As the mixture thickens, switch to kneading the slime with your hands.

    If the slime feels too sticky, add a few drops of the Borax solution (from your leftover supply) to achieve the desired consistency. Remember, a little goes a long way!

  5. Enjoy and store:

    Once your slime is ready, unleash your creativity and have fun playing with it.

    To preserve the slime’s texture and prevent drying, store it in an airtight container when not in use.

          Not only will you have a blast making and playing with your homemade slime, but you’ll also appreciate the cost-effectiveness of the ingredients available at Walmart and Dollar General. And with the remaining Borax, you can tackle your laundry tasks too. So, gather your supplies, unleash your inner scientist, and let the slimy adventures begin!

          Vanessa Jordan
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