Slime DIY: the 4th of July Fun Kids Activities

Slime DIY: quick and easy 4th of July project to bring even more fun to your Independence Day celebration!

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Having a kid means we ought to keep up with a lot of “kid-trendy” things and activities 🙂 Squishies and Squishmallows, reverse sequin everything, floss dance: these popular elementary students’ obsessions often become a part of our life too. And of course, the slime-making DIYs definitely take an important place. I totally understand why kids are so addicted to them – playing with this stretchy substance is very satisfying and so much fun! Here is a very simple Slime DIY to do with your kids for the 4th of July!

Slime DIY: quick and easy 4th of July project to bring even more fun to your Independence Day celebration!

This type of slime is also called Flubber. DIY Slime instructions are all over the internet and we used the simplest one, with Borax (of course, your kid needs to be supervised during this DIY since Borax is a laundry detergent booster). It’s always possible to get the ready-to-go one when you want to skip the slime-making process.

Ingredients and instructions:

  • 5 cup of water mixed with 1 teaspoon of Borax
  • Elmer’s school glue – 3 ounces
  • Food coloring: red and blue

To follow the 4th of July colors, we had 3 batches of slime, 1 oz. of glue for each batch. We added red food coloring to batch #2, and blue into batch#3. Batch#1 stayed white. We slowly stirred the Borax solution into each batch until it reached the stage where our slime became not sticky and held its shape for at least 25 seconds before starting to stretch.

The next step was all about creativity!  We tried to give our slime the rectangular shape but after some time it spread out and looked more like a cookie… oh well. J We put the red stripes and the blue square on our “rectangle” then white slime dots as the stars.

Here is what we achieved with our Flubber 🙂

We left it to dry out (in Arizona slimes dry out pretty quickly and become somewhat close to a rock). Then we mixed our leftover red, white and blue Flubbers together.

Two or three careful stretchings and twists and we had this beautiful Independence Day creation!

I confess, we went further and kept knitting it until all the colors mixed together and turned lavender. It was a lot of joy and I’m happy to share this fun DIY with you! Happy Independence Day!

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