DIY Floam Slime

We love slime, and it shows! Slime is one of the coolest chemistry experiments you can share with your kids along with fizzing science experiments of course!

       YOU WILL NEED: * 1/2 cup PVA Washable White or Clear School Glue * 1/2 cup Water * 1/4 cup Liquid Starch * 1 cup Polystyrene Foam Beads (white, colors, or rainbow) * Liquid Food Coloring

HOW TO MAKE FLOAM SLIME STEP 1:  Start by mixing 1/2 cup of glue with 1/2 cup of water in a bowl. Mix well to incorporate the two ingredients.  Adding water to the glue will help the slime ooze more once the activator is added. The slime will gain volume but also will flow more easily.

STEP 2: Next add food coloring. We like using the neon food coloring found in the baking aisle of any local grocery store! The neon colors are always so bright and vibrant.

STEP 3:  Add your foam beads to make your floam! A good ratio is anywhere from a 1 cup to 2 cups or slightly more depending on how you want your foam slime to feel.

STEP 4: Time to add 1/4 cup liquid starch. Liquid starch is one of our three main slime activators. It contains sodium borate which is an important part of the chemical reaction.

We always like to include a bit of homemade slime science around here. Slime really does make for an excellent chemistry demonstration and kids love it too!