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Fall Into Fun With Autumn Glitter Slime

It’s time to Fall into fun with Autumn Glitter Slime. The brisk days of fall are all around us and the leaves have turned to

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those beautiful red and orange hues that we all love. As we find ourselves in the homestretch of this year it’s time to put the sparkle into family time as with our Autumn Glitter Slime. There’s not a person around, young or young at heart alike that don’t love slime, and just saying the name brings a smile to your face. Whether you are distance learning or homeschooling or participating in a hybrid version of learning or are a classroom teacher looking for ways to bring the magic of science come to life, this our Autumn Glitter Slime is the perfect addition to any curriculum.  So just what is the science behind Slime?

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It turns out the Slime is all about chemistry and this particular chemistry is all about the states of matter including solids, liquids, and gases. Simply put, Slime helps us learn about the different ways that materials can be combined together, and how the atoms and molecules react when they are brought together during the process of creating Slime. It’s the chemistry is how these materials act under different conditions.

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Slime is a non-Newtonian fluid. A non-Newtonian fluid is neither a liquid or a solid. It can be picked up like a solid, but it also will ooze like a liquid.  Slime does not have its own shape. One of the first things you discover is that Slime can change its shape to fill whatever container it’s placed in.  However, it can also be bounced like a ball because of its elasticity. Pull the slime slowly and it flows more freely. If you pull it quickly, the slime will break off more easily because you are breaking apart the chemical bonds. So now that you have some of the scientific backgrounds, let’s fall into fun with Autumn Glitter Slime.

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Autumn Glitter Slime

Ingredients:The science of Slime -Homeschool and educational resources

1 6oz bottle Elmer’s Clear Glue

1/4 to 1/2 cup warm water, as needed

1/4 to 1/2 cup Liquid Starch, as needed

Red, orange, and brown food coloring

Red, orange, and brown glitter (very fine)

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Directions:

-Pour the clear glue into a medium-sized bowl.

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-Use a fork to stir in 1/4 cup warm water.

-Add 1/4 cup Liquid Starch and stir well for 2 minutes.

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-Test the slime and add more water if too stiff, more Liquid Starch if too sticky.

-Continue stirring until the slime forms into a ball, then knead for 2 minutes, adding more water or liquid starch, as needed.The science of Slime -Homeschool and educational resources

-Once the slime is stretchy and no longer sticky, divide it into three balls.

-Use a small amount of dye to dye each ball orange, red or brown. Then mix in the corresponding glitter.

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-Lay the slime colors out in strips to play.

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Now that you know how easy it is to make your own Autumn Glitter Slime and fall into the fun of science, what’s your favorite way to create your Slime?

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If you love our Autumn Glitter Slime, be sure to check out some of our other fun Slime recipes and let the creativity begin.