I like to be spontaneous.
Middle child has two wonderful teachers who job share or something cool like that. One of his teachers made slime for their Halloween fun day and then my kids came home and directed me to go buy Borax and Elmer's Glue for days afterwards.
I held off thinking the novelty would wear off, but it didn't, and everyday after school when he found out I didn't rush out to buy the stuff, he had a spaz.
Spaz=8 year old tantrum
8 year old tantrum=telling me he hates me and I am the worst mother ever and I never do anything for him while stomping around and slamming doors.
So off I went to buy Borax and glue, just to prove to my spoiled, behaviourally challenging kid that I really do love him.
And then I made him some goo/slime.
What you Need
*150ml glue (Elmer's works best)
*150ml warm water
*150ml hot water
45ml 20 Mule Team Borax
Mix glue, warm water and colouring in a bowl
Add 45ml Borax to 150ml hot water into a different bowl. Stir until dissolved.
Slowly add (B) bowl to (A) bowl.
Mush it around until it thickens
Knead it with hands until it becomes slimy and gross like this.
I left it for a few hours to dry it out just a bit but afterwards can be stored in a Ziploc bag.