Here is Slime #2: Bubble Slime.
A different recipe than the Regular Borax Slime, but this one again has just two ingredients: liquid starch (we bought ours at Walmart for about $2) and glue. Like regular slime, you can use either clear or white glue.
This slime was a little more tricky to get right; you'd be able to blow a bubble regardless, but too much starch would make it too plasticky to support the bubble long enough to enjoy it and too much glue would make the slime too sticky and soft to handle.
Here are our proportions:
- 1/2 cup of clear glue
- About 2/3 cup of liquid starch (straight from the jug)
Embellish the clear glue before adding any starch - we used glitter
and food coloring
and swirled it to make a lovely emulsion of pixie dust.
Start adding the liquid starch, bit by bit. You will end up using almost all that 2/3 cup. At first, it's phlegmy and jelly-like.
Then it gets sticky and stretchy,
and stretches indefinitely when you pull on it.
As soon as it is manageable (it will still be sticky), knead it, adding liquid starch bit by bit until it begins to separate from your fingers. leaving them clean. It should form a soft mass like this,
which you can handle and squeeze
and stretch slowly, but which breaks cleanly when you tug it quickly apart.
Now it is ready for blowing. It will still be droopy, so support it in your palm while you stick a straw in it
holding the slime around the straw like a collar to prevent the air from escaping there. Blow to make a bubble.
Here is Kate playing with a bubble she blew. They can get really big!
Updated Nov 18 to add: Forgot to include the link to the website where we got our inspiration for this activity. Gah. My apologies. Here it is. This is what happens when I sit on my posts for two months and then panic-mass-edit them for autoposting.