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Who doesn’t love a good slime recipe for kids? A lot of kids LOVE playing with slime, as it can be so much fun to stretch, squeeze, roll, and just have some good old-fashioned sensory playtime with! This red, white, and blue slime is a great patriotic activity to do for the 4th of July, Memorial Day, or any other patriotic holiday. Kids will love its colorful, sparkly look and the hands-on fun it provides!
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Patriotic Slime Recipe for Kids
To make this fun slime, you will need the following ingredients:
- 1/2 cup liquid school glue
- 1/2 teaspoon borax
- 1 1/4 cups warm water, divided
- Red and blue food coloring
- Extra fine silver glitter
Note: As with many slime recipes, this involves different chemical ingredients that may cause irritation to sensitive skin. Only allow children to play with slime under adult supervision.
Making the Patriotic Slime
Ready to get started on making this red, white, and blue slime? Follow the steps below and get ready for some serious stretchy, slimy, sensory fun!
In two separate small bowls, combine 1/4 cup of glue with 1/4 cup of warm water and mix well.
Mix in a few drops of blue food coloring to one bowl and a few drops of red to the other bowl.
Then add about a 1/2 tablespoon of glitter to each and mix each until they are evenly combined.
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Add 1/2 teaspoon of borax into a 3/4 cup of hot water and stir for about a minute, letting the borax dissolve.
Now divide the borax water evenly and pour half the borax water into your blue glue mixture and stir, and half into the red glue mixture and stir.
The ingredients should start clumping together and turning into slime. You will likely have a little leftover water in the bowl.
Remove the slime and knead with your hands for a couple of minutes.
Teacher Tip: When kids play with the slime, you may want to lay out disposable cloths underneath if they are rubbing it or stretching it onto a tabletop surface, as it does contain food coloring.
I hope your kids enjoy playing with this patriotic slime as much as we did!
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