How to Make Slime (Ninja Turtle Ooze)

Step 1: Watch the Video!

Hey, look at this! There's a broken canister of mutant ooze leaking down into the sewers! But don't worry because this sticky slime is non-toxic, and it's so easy to make, a 3 year old can do it!

Watch this video to see how!

Step 2: Gather These Materials

How to Make Slime (Ninja Turtle Ooze)
How to Make Slime (Ninja Turtle Ooze)
How to Make Slime (Ninja Turtle Ooze)
Inspired by Dr. Anne Helmenstine with About.com, my kids and I found, and slightly modified, a recipe for making slime!

My kids went crazy for it! It's great stuff because it's basically harmless and extremely easy to make. So easy in fact, that my little 3-year-old did it himself (with a little coaching, of course).

If you'd like to make it at home, here's how we did it!

Step 1: Gather Your Materials

You will need:

* 1/2 teaspoon borax laundry booster (Found in grocery stores in the laundry detergent section)
* 5 ounces clear school glue (Usually in the craft section of some grocery stores, or stores like Wal-Mart)
* Green and yellow food coloring
* Water

Step 3: Make The Solutions

How to Make Slime (Ninja Turtle Ooze)
How to Make Slime (Ninja Turtle Ooze)
How to Make Slime (Ninja Turtle Ooze)
How to Make Slime (Ninja Turtle Ooze)
How to Make Slime (Ninja Turtle Ooze)
Make Solution "A"

In one container, mix:

* 1 cup of warm water
* 1/2 tsp of borax

Stir to dissolve as much as possible.

Make Solution "B"

In a separate container, mix together:

* 1/2 cup of water
* Entire 5 oz bottle of clear glue
* Stir in 2 drops of green food coloring
* Stir in 5 drops of yellow food coloring

Step 4: Mix the Solutions

How to Make Slime (Ninja Turtle Ooze)
How to Make Slime (Ninja Turtle Ooze)
How to Make Slime (Ninja Turtle Ooze)
How to Make Slime (Ninja Turtle Ooze)
Pour Solution "A" into Solution "B"

And right before your eyes will magically appear a gooey green flubber!

Holding this in front of a light makes it look like some sort of creepy alien experiment!

Step 5: Make a Cool Ooze Canister

How to Make Slime (Ninja Turtle Ooze)
How to Make Slime (Ninja Turtle Ooze)
I wanted to make a fun container for this ooze, and using these materials, came up with this one.

Materials:

*2 black 2" ABS clean-out adaptors
*2 black 2" ABS plugs from Home Depot.

For the tube;

*2" tube of acrylic (7" tall) works best,
OR
*Plastic soda bottle

Step 6: Make It Glow

How to Make Slime (Ninja Turtle Ooze)
How to Make Slime (Ninja Turtle Ooze)
How to Make Slime (Ninja Turtle Ooze)
With the ooze inside the container, I tried adding a yellow glow-stick to see what effect it would have.

It made the slime glow an eerie green light and makes it look radio-active!

I also noticed that putting the glow stick in the microwave for 4 seconds could make it glow 3 times as bright!

Step 7: Other Projects

How to Make Slime (Ninja Turtle Ooze)
That's how to make your very own Ninja Turtle Ooze.

Haven't see the video yet? You can still see it here!

If you like this project perhaps you'll like some of my others. Check them out at www.thekingofrandom.com
 
 

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