Googly Eye Slime Easy Science Experiment
In this fun and easy science experiment for kids, we’re going to make googly eye slime.
- Borax Powder
- Food coloring
- Googly eyes
- Measuring cup
- Mixing spoon
- Mix ½ cup of glue with ½ cup of warm water in a mixing bowl.
- Stir to mix the water and glue.
- Sprinkle some googly eyes into the glue mixture.
- Add food coloring and/or glitter if desired.
- Next, mix ½ tsp of borax with ½ cup of hot water. The hot water from the faucet should work perfectly. Mix the borax powder until dissolved. It is fine if some of the borax powder settles to the bottom and not mix into the solution completely.
- Slowly add the borax solution into the glue mixture. Stir continuously as you add in the borax solution and soon your glue mixture will stiffen to the consistency of slime.
How it Works:
The borax solution links the long polymers in the glue which holds them together and allows the slime to flow. While the slime can flow like a liquid, it does not have a constant viscosity. Viscosity is simply a resistance to flow. Water has a low viscosity and flows easily but honey has a higher viscosity and flows slowly. Since slime does not has a constant viscosity, it is known as a Non-Newtonian fluid.
Make This A Science Project:
Try different types of glue. Try different types of activators like contact lenses solution, liquid starch, or baking soda.