Unformatted text preview: Intro: So do any of you guys know an object that can ooze between your fingers when you pick it up, but it doesn’t quite stick to
your skin? Like at times, it can act like a liquid, but it can also appear to be a solid. I know. You guys are probably so confused on
what it could be. But basically, the substance I am talking about is slime also known as silly putty. I’m pretty sure most of you have
made slime before, but if not, you guys definitely know what slime is. It’s a popular arts and craft activity any person can do. Slime
can provide fun for all ages and can act as a great stress reliever. About 3 years ago, I made slime in my chemistry class as a lab. For
the people who took chemistry, you guys probably know what I am talking about, but for the people who haven’t, you will soon be
able to experience a fun lab like making slime. It is extremely easy to make because there are not that many ingredients and
materials needed. You can probably find all of the things needed in your house and there are no harmful chemicals or unhealthy
ingredients involved. In this presentation, I will explain two basic things, which includes showing all the materials and ingredients
needed, and how we can mix all of the ingredients together to create slime!
OK! So let me start off by showing all of the materials and ingredients that we will be using to create slime! The best part of this is
that you only need 4 ingredients!
The ingredients you need are
-Elmer’s glue (I will be using Elmer’s glue today, but any kind of white craft glue will work. You can find glue at your local craft
store or grocery store)
-Borax (For those of you who don’t know what borax is, it is a common household and commercial chemical that is a detergent and
can be found in cosmetics. Borax is available at most grocery stores in the household items aisle)
-Water (You can find water anywhere)
-Food coloring (So, food coloring is optional, but if you want to make your slime look pretty, it’s necessary! You can find food
coloring at the nearest grocery store)
The supplies you need are
-a measuring cup
So after gathering all the ingredients and supplies, you can move on to the fun part which is mixing all the ingredients together.
Use one of the bowls and pour in ½ cup of water (you want to make sure you measure precisely because if the
measurement is off, you can end up having slime that is too wet or too hard) and 1 teaspoon of Borax (like the water, you want to
make sure you measure precisely) So you want to stir the ingredients together and leave it to the side.
Grab the other bowl and pour out all the glue inside (I am using a 4 oz Elmer’s glue bottle, but like I said earlier, you can
use type of white craft glue you want) and then you are going to pour in ½ cup of water as well………..So I have red food coloring
today. Like I said earlier, it is not completely necessary, but I want my slime to look pretty so I will be using it. I recommend using 8
drops, but if you want to have a lighter color, then I would use less than 8 and if you want to have a darker color, then use more
than 8. You then are going to stir until the color is blended.
So you are going to pour the contents in the first bowl into the second bowl and stir the slime with your spoon. Make sure
you are very careful or else you will end up with a huge mess. After stirring for a while, you will start to notice that the slime will be
hard to stir with the spoon, so you can stir with your hands.
This is the fun part in my opinion. You are going to remove all the slime from your bowl and leave the excess liquid in the
bowl. You kind of want to try to squeeze all the liquid out of the slime.
There you have it. You made slime!
So, now that you know how to make slime, let me quickly wrap this up by going over a few final things.
Today, I showed you what materials and ingredients you will need and how to mix all of the ingredients together to create slime! An
interesting fact about slime is that is has been used for a variety of health purposes. Many therapists recommend it as a great
stress-relieving tool for people who are prone to always fidgeting or suffering from anxiety. But honestly, slime is great for all ages
and everyone likes it. ...
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- Winter '16
- Mr. Zarzicki