- Colored crayons
- Heavy paper (watercolor paper, cardstock, etc)
- Black acrylic paint
- Liquid dish soap
- Large paint brush
- Wooden stylus or tooth picks
- Paint palette or plate
Do It Yourself Steps
1. Mix Glue and Water
In one of your plastic cups, stir in together ½ cup of white school glue with ½ cup of water. Use your spoon to mix thoroughly.
2. Add Food Coloring and Glitter
Add about 6-7 drops of food coloring into your glue and water cup. Stir thoroughly. If you are adding any glitter or glow in the dark gel, add it now into this cup. Mix well.
3. Mix Borax Powder and Water
In your second cup, stir in together 1 teaspoon of borax powder with 1 cup of water. Use your second spoon to mix this mixture thoroughly until all the borax powder has dissolved.
4. Combine Your Two Solutions
Now the mad science begins! In your medium sized bowl, pour in all of the contents of your first cup (glue and water mixture). Now pour in all the contents of your second cup (water and borax powder). Mix vigorously with a spoon. You will notice that a big glob of “stuff” has formed in your bowl! This will be your monster slime!
5. Remove Slime From Bowl
Once you can no longer mix your glob of goop (you notice it sticking to your spoon) take it out with your hand and put it into your second bowl. Don’t forget to scrape off any goop from your spoon and add it into your bowl too. Don’t worry about the extra water left behind, you can toss this out.
6. Play With Slime
Now for the really fun part! Roll up your sleeves and dig in! Squeeze, knead and play with your glob of goo until it’s thoroughly mixed. You want to pop any pockets of white school glue that might still be left. Keep squeezing and playing with your goo until it becomes smooth and rubbery. You should be able to roll it into a ball and it should bounce. If you leave it in your hand it should slowly ooze out from the sides.
7. Put Slime in a Jar
Place your slime into a jar and close tightly. It’s time to decorate our jars and turn them into monsters!
9. Draw Monster Features on Foam
Use your pencil to draw some teeth, monster wings, tails or any other monster features on your foam paper.
11. Add Finishing Touches with Marker
Use a permanent marker to draw on a mouth, eyebrows and any other additional features. Try experimenting with different shapes, colors and details to create lots of different monsters!
12. Activate the Glow Gel
If you used any glow in the dark gel, you can now activate it by placing your jar under a light source for a couple minutes. Once this has been done, you can turn off the lights and watch it glow in the dark. Scary!