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Homemade slime is both gross and beautiful. And there is scintillating science behind the creation of slime. What better activity for a Saturday morning? On August 11, the Carnegie Center will provide the materials, space, and know-how for making your very own slime to take home.

A video on the scintillating science behind slime:


  • Disposable cups
  • Measuring spoons and cups
  • PVA, white glue, clear Elmer’s glue
  • Water
  • Zip-close sandwich bags
  • Borax powder
  • Glow-in-the-dark paint
  • Plastic confetti
  • [cornstarch]
  • Shaving cream
  • Baking soda
  • Food colorings


  • In first cup, 1 Tbsp borax then 2 Tbsp water
  • In second cup, 1 Tbsp glue then 1 Tbsp water
  • Add color to glue solution and mix
  • Pour glue solution into borax solution
  • Mix with hands until slime is formed and drained
  • Add confetti & other accessories


  • In a disposable cup, mix 3/4 teaspoon of polyvinyl alcohol and 1/2 cup of water to create a PVA solution; set aside.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of PVA solution to a sandwich bag and mix in 1/8 teaspoon of glow paint. Zip closed and squish around to combine well.
  • In a separate bag, combine 3/4 teaspoon of Borax powder with 1/2 cup of warm water, zip closed and mix by squishing until the powder won’t dissolve any further.
  • In a third and final sandwich bag, combine two tablespoons of PVA solution with 2 teaspoons of Borax solution, zip closed and knead with fingers to combine.
  • To make your goo glow, hold the bag up to the light, let it charge up, and when the lights go off, watch your DIY slime light up the night.
  • Add confetti and/or small toys to accessorize your slime.


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