It’s already October! This means Halloween season! Here at Destination Science, we love Halloween as it is a time of the year where we can make spooky recipes & concoctions with the whole family.
This year, one of our favorite things to make is glow-in-the-dark slime! Follow this super easy recipe from our friends at sciencenotes.org!
Borax and Glue Glow in the Dark Slime
- 1 cup warm water
- 4 ounces clear non-toxic liquid glue (note: if you use white glue, the slime will be opaque!)
- 3 tablespoons glow in the dark craft paint (or 1 teaspoon glow powder)
- 2 teaspoons borax (sodium tetraborate or sodium borate, not boric acid)
- 1. Stir the glue and 1/2 cup of the warm water together until the mixture is uniform.
- 2. Add the glow paint (or whatever glow product you’re using) to the glue mixture.
- 3. In a separate container, dissolve the 2 teaspoons borax in 1/2 cup warm water. It’s fine if it doesn’t all dissolve.
- 4. Stir the borax solution into the glue mixture. Use your hands or a spoon to mix the ingredients together to make the glowing slime. You may have excess liquid, which you can discard.
- 5. Glow products store light and release it slowly, so expose the slime to sunlight or bright lights to see it glow in the dark. Store the slime in a sealed container when you’re not using it to make it last up to a couple of weeks.
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