How Jamaican Kids can make Borax-free Glow-in-the-Dark Slime during the Summer

If you are a Jamaican student, you know its summer time. It can get pretty boring in the summer as this song points out.

You can always make some Glow-in-the-Dark Gummy Soda or Fruit Juice (Deer, 2016, April 18), Lasco Ice Dream Ice Cream (Deer, 2016, July 31), Easter Eggs (Deer, 2015, March 11) as well as the chocolate ones (Deer, 2015, April 4) or even a Kit Kat Cake (Deer, 2015, December 29).

So why not make some Glow-in-the-Dark slime!!!?

Before I begin, I’ll categorically state that this recipe contains no Borax, be it directly or in the ingredients as sodium tetraborate decahydrate. It’d toxic and is known to cause burns when exposed to wet skin.

So here are three (3) recipes that are borax free:

  • Fluffy slime
  • Fluffy Volcano slime
  • Stretchy Sand slime

Best of all, these recipes glow in the dark! So put on your DIY (Do-it-yourself) hat and let’s get slimy!!

Fluffy slime – Unicorns will love your shampoo

Fluffy slime is so called because it is more like dough than slime.

Still it’s slimy enough to satisfy even the most ardent child intent on destroying your house. It’s also easy to clean as you can see from the ingredients:

  • Shampoo of any type
  • Cornstarch
  • Bowl
  • Food Colouring
  • Hand Blender

Here’s how to make it:

  1. Put 1/2 cup shampoo in a bowl.
  2. Put 1/4 cup of cornstarch
  3. Mix with a hand blender until fluffy
  4. Add three drops of food coloring
  5. Add 1 tablespoon of water and stir.
  6. Slowly add 5 more tablespoons of water, stirring well after each one.

This simple recipe can be customized to make various forms of fluffy slime; the more water the wetter and stretcher slime.

If you find it is too sticky, you can add more cornstarch and knead it in by hand until semi-hard, semi-stretchy, moist, light, almost dough-like.

Best to start off with thick shampoo as that helps it to be slimy and sticky at the same time.

Fluffy volcano slime – Make you Science Volcano the envy of friends

Fluffy volcano slime get its name because it to heat. Don’t believe me?

Make some and nuke it in the microwave for 20 seconds. It’ll turn into lava and ooze as if it were alive; cool it down and it start to look like fluffy slime!

As you can guess, you can use this type of slime to make your model volcano the envy of everyone in Integrated Science Class.

For Fluffy volcano slime you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • Bulk white school glue
  • Cornstarch
  • Bowl
  • Food Colouring
  • Hand Blender

Here’s how to make it:

  • Pour 1/4 cup white school glue into a bowl
  • Pour 1/2 cup of cornstarch in a bowl.
  • Add three drops of food coloring.
  • Mix with a hand blender until fluffy
  • Knead it with your hands for 10 minutes.
  • Heat it in the microwave for 20 seconds.
  • Let it cool
  • Knead it for another 10 minutes.

Have fun making Fluffy volcano slime!

Stretchy Sand slime – Borax-quality slime with a sandy feel

This recipe produces a stretchy and gooey with a grainy texture, though, like sand. It’s rivals borax-quality slime but uses some exotic ingredients.

These ingredients are as follows:

  • Bulk white school glue
  • Baking soda
  • Contact lens solution
  • Food Colouring
  • Bowl
  • Hand Blender

Good to note here that contact lens solution is just saline made with the following ingredients.

  • 1 clean glass bottle or jar with lid
  • Table salt
  • Pot with lid

It can be made as follows before you start doing the Stretchy Sand slime as follows:

  1. Put one cup of water and ½ teaspoon of salt into the pot.
  2. Put the lid on.
  3. Boil for 15 minutes with the lid on (set a timer).
  4. Set the pan aside until cooled to a room temperature.
  5. Carefully pour the salt and water (normal saline) from the pan into the jar or bottle
  6. Put the lid on.

The instructions for making Stretchy Sand slime are as follows:

  1. Pour 1 cup glue into a bowl.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon of baking soda.
  3. Add three drops of food coloring.
  4. Mix with a hand blender
  5. Add 1 tablespoon of contact lens solution.
  6. Mix with a hand blender
  7. Continue to add a tablespoon of contact lens solution
  8. Mix to get a nice consistency

Hint: Add bits of polystyrene beads to make popping slime or glitter for unicorn slime. To make these recipes glow-in-the-dark, get some old permanent markers and soak in alcohol to remove their ink. The ink glows in the dark once you have a UV lamp present and can be used in place of the food colouring!

That’s it!!! Sharing is caring so share this recipe with your parents so that they can make your summer really fun.

References:

  1. Deer, L. (2015, April 4). How to make Glow-In-The-Dark Cadbury Chocolate @CadburyUK Creme Egg with Cream Fondant – Jamaican Easter Chocolatiers DIY. Retrieved from http://mythoughtsontechnologyandjamaica.blogspot.com/2015/04/Jamaican-Glow-In-The-Dark-Cadbury-Creme-Egg-Chocolate.html
  2. Deer, L. (2015, December 29). How to make a Glow-in-the-Dark Kit Kat Cake. Retrieved from https://lindsworthdeer.wordpress.com/2015/12/29/how-to-make-a-glow-in-the-dark-kit-kat-cake/
  3. Deer, L. (2015, March 11). How to Dye Bright Glow-in-the-Dark Easter Eggs to go with your Easter Bun. Retrieved from https://lindsworthdeer.wordpress.com/2015/03/11/glow-in-the-dark-easter-eggs/
  4. Deer, L. (2016, April 18). How to make Soda Bottle shaped Glow-in-the-Dark Gummy Soda or Fruit Juice. Retrieved from https://lindsworthdeer.wordpress.com/2016/04/18/glow-in-the-dark-gummy-soda/
  5. Deer, L. (2016, July 31). How to make soft-serve Lasco Ice Dream Ice Cream in 15 minutes. Retrieved from https://lindsworthdeer.wordpress.com/2016/07/31/soft-serve-lasco-ice-dream-ice-cream/
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