Slime

Bouncing Blob

This is one of the easier, less messy slime recipes. You only need three main ingredients: Epsom salt, white craft glue, and water. So, go ahead. Make a bouncing blob with friends and family!

Materials:

Instructions:

  1. Cover your work surface with two layers of paper towels. 
  2. Put 1 tablespoon of glue into one cup.
  3. Put 1/2 teaspoon of Epsom salt and 1/2 teaspoon of water in the other cup and dissolve that solution. It’s okay if all the Epsom salt didn’t dissolve.
  4. Pour the solution into the cup of glue. Stir.
  5. Do you notice a change in the solution? Grab the glob you’ve made and pile it on your paper towel-covered work surface.
  6. Fold the towels over the glob and gently press the extra water out of it. Now discard the paper towels.
  7. Store your blob in a resealable plastic Ziploc bag. (Never pour a polymer concoction down the drain. If you need to discard it, put it in the trash).

Explanation:

You’ve made a blob that you can bend, twist, squeeze, smoosh, roll, and bounce.Glue remains a compound while making things stick together because it contains polyvinyl alcohol. That acts as a binder, keeping the glue semi-liquid and less likely to dry out. This makes glue perfect for making a polymer. The glue cross-links with the dissolved Epsom salt to create strong, flexible chains of molecules – which are a characteristic of polymers. Roll them into a ball and they bounce!

 

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Want more slimy recipes? Check out these links:

Gak

Starchy Slime

Orange Gunge

Fake Snot

Guar Goop

Fibrous Flubber

Methylcellulose Ooze

 

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