Slime jack o’lanterns are a fun project for the Fall. Using the Borax recipe for slime we made orange slime or flubber. Basically squeeze 8 ounces of Elmer’s glue into a bowl. Add orange food coloring. In a separate jar mix 1/2 cup warm water and 1 tsp. of Borax powder. Let the child shake the jar to mix the Borax. Pour the Borax mixture into the glue bowl and start mixing. Take out the slime and put on a tray or plate.
We used cut up fun foam to make different jack o’lanterns with the slime. We added some green colored dried pasta for the stem.
Lots of Fall fun!
The activity encourages:
- science skills (you can discuss liquids to solids)
- muscle strengthening in the fingers and hands
- sensory play