Non-Newtonian Fluids: Fun with physics

This stuff is very cool. Roll it, form it, pour and do it again. The best part: anyone can do it.

  • Big jar or measuring cup (1 qt. or 1l)
  • Bowl - 2 quart (2l)
  • Measuring cup
  • Borax powder
  • 4 ounce (120 ml) bottle of white glue (not school glue!)
  • Water (pref. distilled)

Pour the white glue into the jar. Then re-fill the glue bottle with water, swish it and add it to the jar. Stir. Pour one cup (240 ml) of distilled water into the bowl and add 1 teaspoon of borax powder. Mix well.

Slowly add the glue mixture to the bowl, stirring constantly. Place the thick slime that forms into your hand and knead until it feels dry. (There will be an excess of water remaining in the bowl.) It starts out messy, then it mixes better and becomes less sticky and firmer. Store your slime in a bag in the fridge. Then pull out the bag to have fun.


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