Glow-in-the-Dark, Glittered Slime (DIY Silly Goo!)

Did you used to play with Silly Goo? Or, even better – do you STILL play with Silly Goo? Well, now you can learn to make your VERY OWN glow-in-the-dark, glittered slime! It’s a perfect Halloween craft to do with kids – you can use green, red, orange, or even black food coloring to make it more “Halloween-themed.” But, really, you can make this DIY slime any time of the year. Make sure you wash your hands afterwards, and store it in a ziploc bag (or cellophane bag) to prevent it from drying up!P.S. I know I said in the video that it doesn’t matter how much of the glow-in-the-dark paint you add, but I think adding a little bit more than I did will give it a more intense glow!! I only added several drops, and it didn’t glow as much as I would have liked it to.HAVE FUN!! Don’t forget to wash your hands! 😉

Written Instructions

Note: Written instructions are meant to be used as general guidelines. Please refer to video above for more detailed instructions.
Materials–   1 teaspoon Borax
–   3/4 cup water (warm, but not so hot that it’ll burn your hand)
–   1/4 cup glue (recommended: clear, transparent, liquid, Elmer’s glue; opaque glue will make slime have a “white, creamier look”)
–   Measuring cups (1/2 and 1/4)
–   2 containers/bowls (large enough to hold the liquid)
–   Something to mix contents with (i.e. stirring stick, or plastic cutlery)
–   Glitter (optional)
–   Glow-In-The-Dark Paint (Optional)
–   Food Coloring (Optional, I used a “mint green”)
–   Plastic bag, or airtight container to hold the slime after you’re done playing with it (so it doesn’t dry out)
Written Instructions
1. Mix 1 teaspoon of Borax and 1/2 cup of water into container #1 (shown on the left)
2. Mix these into container #2 (on the right)
–  1/4 cup glue
–  1/4 cup water
–  2-3 drops of food coloring
–  glitter
–  glow-in-the-dark paint (make sure you add lots so that it has an INTENSE GLOW!). I made the mistake of not adding enough and it didn’t glow very well. Don’t make this same mistake! 😉
3. Pour container #2 into container #1 (right container into left container)
4. Mix contents in container #1. You’ll notice almost immediately that the liquid mixture starts to “solidify.” You don’t have to mix for very long – just until it has a slimy/mold-able consistency. 🙂
5. Knead in your hands for a couple of minutes. At first, the slime will not be very stretchy, and it’ll split apart easily. However, as you mold and shape it, it’ll become stretchier and will stay together without breaking into pieces.
6. If you used glow-in-the-dark paint, make sure you shine the slime to a light so that the paint is “activated.” Otherwise, it’s not going to glow at all.
7. Play!! Wash hands. Store in air-tight container (or even just a treat bag, like I did), so that it doesn’t dry out.Don’t forget to leave some love on YouTube and subscribe! 🙂

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