I’ve been eyeing up slime recipes. As a touchy-feely exercise for Alex to stop being squeamish about touching things. Nothing to do with me wanting to play with that stuff myself. Nope 😀
The recipe called for 1 part Elmer’s Glue ($10 for a gallon at Discount School Supplies), 1 part liquid starch, and a bit of food coloring to make it pretty. Of course I have plenty of glue, but no liquid starch. I tried to make some from scratch. FAIL.
Now I’m recalibrating the starch recipe, cooking up different versions and experimenting. Just thought I’d share that supreme bit of science geeky-ness.
Liquid Corn Starch Recipe
- Put 1 1/2 cups of water in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
- While waiting for the water to boil, dissolve 2 – 3 teaspoons of cornstarch in 3 tablespoons of cold water in a cup or small bowl. Keep mixing the cornstarch while waiting for the water to boil.
- After the water boils, pour the cornstarch mixture into the boiling water and stir for a minute or so. The liquid will be clear or slightly cloudy.
- Remove the saucepan from the heat and let cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally.
If anyone has a better recipe, let me know. Otherwise I might be some time.
And here’s a link to the very pretty slime I wanted to copy…