I was trying to come up with unusual gifts to put in children’s gift bags for an upcoming Eid Al Fitr party.
Eid al Fitr is the holiday at the conclusion of the month of Ramadan to celebrate the end of a month of fasting. Most Muslims attend community gatherings and children are given goodie bags and treats for fun.
What about homemade slime, my daughter asked?
Ewww, I said.
But soon realized that my ewww was a children’s yaaaah. So I changed my attitude and said: why not?
It only took a few ingredients and a few minutes to make. Soon we had some batches made and ready to add to this year’s Eid bags. We placed them in plastic bag with enclosures, along with instructions to keep the slime in the fridge when not in use.
My teenager made this and felt it was way too easy.
2 cups or bowls
Borax laundry detergent
Moon and star sequence
Add one teaspoon of Borax to 1/3 cup of water. Mix it very, very well and allow it to sit for a few minutes.
Place glue in 1 cup of water. The amount of glue you place is equivalent to the size of the slime you need. A lot of glue will give you a very large slime ball.
Add the Borax mixture to the glue mixture.
Add four or five drops of food coloring.
Keep mixing until your slime is done. Discard the water.
We found these fun sequence and decided to use the moon and stars. You can choose to add sequence or just play with it as is.
We just added them to the slime for the kids to find later.
Don’t forget to seal it when you are not playing with it.
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