This is the coolest thing we've done in a while!
After a chat with my friend Kate from laughing kids learn about glow play & UV lights, I was inspired to start glowing experiments with Dimples because its been a while since our last glow play (Glowing Dragon Eggs) and it just happened that I had a jar of glow water but wasn't sure what to use it on.
I wanted to make a slime that worked both ways because not every one has a UV light globe handy. So this slime is great for all occasions; it looks a little like gak through the day.
Keep it in the fridge and its shivery cold to touch.
Turn on the UV light and its radioactive, it glows vibrant & bright! Add some bright white googly eyes and it gives it a crazy spooky look under the UV light. If you haven't got a UV light I highly recommend it, it makes everything look so much brighter and definitely puts the GLOW in glowing play.
Turn out all the lights and it still glows.
A subtle mystical glow, very intriguing and just as slimy.
Making slime is a great lesson in chemistry (for school age children) it shows how substances react, mix, how liquids can become semi-solid. How borax dissolves, how it glows & scientific exploration regarding how substances move, sink and gravity.
This is a Great sensory activity, especially if you store your slime in a zip lock bag in the fridge between play. It will not only feel smooth, look slimy but be shivery cold and have a clean gak kind of smell.
How to make Glowing Radioactive Shivery Slime.
You need Elmer's glue or Pva glue mixed with water at a ratio of 1 cup glue to 3/4 cup water.
If you have a UV light- use glow water or glow paint (highlighter ink infused water or UV/Fluro paint).
or if you want it to glow in the dark add glow in the dark paint.
If you would like it coloured add food colour here.
Or do all three if you want it to be radioactive green, UV and night glowing slime. Like our is.
Mix well with a whisk or fork in a bowl and keep separate for a moment.
In another bowl dissolve a table spoon of borax in half a cup of hot water.
Mix the two together in a zip lock bag and pop it in the fridge if you want it to be shivery cold slime.
Cutting the snotty gak - scissor practice
Experiment with different colour
Use clear glue vs white glue
What else can you make glow?
Other textured slime - Monster gellatine Slime