Glitter Slime - Borax Free - 4 simple ingredients

Glitter borax free slime

This has been an absolute hit this weekend with all ages!!  Freya and Seb loved making the slime - the glitter has been contained and not spread everywhere and they have played and explored for hours!  That's a win-win-win for me!!

This is an amazingly simple recipe without and borax and uses ingredients that can be purchased easily any where in the world - not hunting for borax or liquid starch which we find hard to find in the UK.  Here is a shopping list - I have included affiliate links t make it a bit easier:

Ingredients:

PVA Glue - I always buy 5 litres at a time as we use PVA a lot - you could just buy a smaller bottle - PVA Glue on amazon

Bicarbonate of soda

Contact lens solution - if you don't buy this one check it contains boric acid as this reacts with the bicarbonate of soda to help make the slime apparently!

Glitter - any glitter will do!! In the UK I have found B&M home stores has amazing big tubs of glitter for just £1.99

Method:


For each 1 cup of PVA glue that you use you will need 1 tablespoon of bicarbonate of soda.

Mix these together in a bowl.

Add desired amount of glitter - you can always add more later :)

Glitter slime

We added lots!

Next you need to add the contact lens solution - we add about a tablespoon at a time.

Contact lens solution slime

Mix well and then add another tablespoon.

Repeat this until the desired slime is achieved.  

It will start to come together in a lump on the spoon.  If you then touch it with your finger to test if it is sticky.  If it is - add some more contact lens solution.

Now you are ready to play!!

Glitter slime blue and green

You can roll it...

Stretch it...

 

We have had so much fun!!

 

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Learning about the layers of planet earth 

Playdough layers of the earth

We are learning about the planet earth at school at the moment. Freya and I have had fun tonight making play dough versions of the planet earth. We have made different colours of play dough using our 3 minute play dough recipe

Quick no cook playdough

Once we had made the play dough Freya made the planet like this. 

First with the yellow play dough she made a small ball of play dough for the inner core. She then wrapped this in a layer of orange. 

Next, she made a ball of red play dough and then flattened it to make a circle which she wrapped around the core to represent the mantle. 

Finally, she used blue play dough to wrap round to create the oceanic crust and green for the continental crust. 

Once she had create the earth she sliced the earth in half to reveal the layers. 

We have also used these three part cards of the layers of earth to help learn the names of each layer. 

 

Laminated Poppy pictures for Remembrance Day

This was one of my favourite activities last year and the children loved it too!! Cut the apple in half  and use ready mix paint the flat side with red paint.  Print it onto the INSIDE of a laminating pouch.  Add a black center. We used a cut off carrot! Then you can add a stem and leaves with a paint brush.  Now it is really important to make sure that it dries properly! See top tips below! Once it is dry you can close the laminating sheet and put it through the laminator. 

We cut some of ours out and left some on whole sheets.  They look so beautiful a perfect way to introduce rememberance day.  See more Remembrance Day ideas in these other posts: Rememberance day including how to finger knot a poppy.  I also have a Remembrance Day board on Pinterest with lots of ideas. 

Top Tips: Make sure paint is dry or it will spread out! Let the paint dry naturally or it will crack and peel.  It still looked ok laminated though :)

 

I have been asked about books for Remembrance day. This book is absolutely beautiful. It has a nice repeating refrain through out and the illustrations are out of this world. It shows the life's of 2 friends that are young when the war breaks out and their time in the war and then when they are old. It is thought provoking without being too graphic for young children. I have used it with 3 - 8 year olds who all lived it and listened carefully and thoughtfully. Here is a link to it in amazon http://amzn.to/2e6c9Dr (affiliate link)

UK slime recipe

 

We were so excited to find this new slime recipe - it works brilliantly and the addition of shaving foam gives it a lovely fragrance too!

We saw the original recipe on Instructables - but we've tweaked the recipe a bit for the U.K. Market.

The secret ingredients...

UK slime borax substitute

Ingredients:

For ease I have included affiliate links to amazon.

PVA Glue - I always buy 5 litres at a time as we use PVA a lot - you could just buy a smaller bottle - PVA Glue on amazon
Bicarbonate of soda
Contact lens solution
Shaving foam - we like lemon and lime as it smells great!

 

Method:

 

First mix 1 cup of PVA glue, 1 tsp of bicarbonate of soda and 1/2 a cup of shaving foam.

If you want you can also add colour at this point - just a few drops.

Mix until it is a cake batter consistency.

Next add a good squirt of contact lens solution - mix well.  Add another squirt and mix.  You should notice the mixture starts to thicken and will start to create a ball.

Keep adding a squirt of contact lens solution until you have the desired consistency.

When you think you are there tip the slime out and knead well.  If it is still a bit sticky add another squirt of contact lens solution and knead.

At this point you can add some more shaving foam if you want to make it a bit fluffier!

We really hope you enjoy this recipe, we have!!  It is quite a stiff mixture but it does still ooze!

For a more liquid recipe try the following instructions:

Ingredients:

For ease I have included affiliate links to amazon.

PVA Glue - I always buy 5 litres at a time as we use PVA a lot - you could just buy a smaller bottle - PVA Glue on amazon
Bicarbonate of soda
Contact lens solution
H
and hot water

Method


Dissolve 1tsp of bicarbinate of soda in 1 cup of water.

Combine with 1 cup of PVA and mix well.

Add colour if desired.

Now add some big squirts of contact lens solution - mixing well between each squirt until you get desired mixture (I estimate this is about 1/4 cup)

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Snozcumber Slime

Snozcumber Slime

Following on with our BFG theme we had great fun making 'Snozcumber Slime'!  

So much fun exploring this!  So simple to make too!

Chia seed slime

What do you need?

Chia seeds (affiliate link)
Large cucumber
Green food colouring
Cornflour
Water

How did we do it?


First soak the chia seeds in a cup of water and add a little green food colouring.

After about 10 minutes they should have expanded.

Mix in a bowl with approximately 1 cup of corn flour - add is slowly mixing well until it just forms a liquid.

Now cut the cucumber in half and scrape out the middle.

All done - we use a cat litter tray (affiliate link) to explore.

Snozcumber sensory slime

 

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