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4 simple slime recipes that will keep kids totally entertained
What do kids love? Getting messy and sticky. What does slime do? You guessed it. And considering the hours we spent playing with silly putty and watching teenagers get slimed on Nickelodeon, guess the apple doesn't fall too far from the tree, eh?
And while you might not love the idea of slime now — particularly if you're thinking of a certain precious carpet — it's hard to deny a kid the joy of running amok with some goo. Plus, kids are bound to give you some peace and quiet (well, maybe peace, at least) while they muck around on their own.
So, slime: You can buy the stuff at the store, sure, but it's way cheaper to DIY, and it won't even take you that long. We rounded up four fun recipes your kids will have just as much fun helping you make as they will playing with.
1. Borax-based slime
You can easily find Borax powder at your favorite craft store or in the laundry detergent aisle of your grocery store. It not only lets you make your own slime; it offers a fun way to sneak in some science lessons too.