Science- Slime Baskets

Slime Baskets
This is a variation to the borax/ glue slime that everyone makes I wanted it to fall through the baskets slowly and keep the runny consistency even after cooling so this is the recipe I came up with.


1. 1/2 tsp borax
2. 1 1/3 cups hot water

In a separate bowl

1. 2 cups school glue
2. 1 1/2 cups hot water
3. liquid water color or food coloring


1. Mix borax an water
2. In a separate bowl mix glue, water, and coloring
3. Stir mixtures together

Use hanging strawberry baskets with buckets underneath to catch the mess. You can provide scissors for the children to cut the strands that come down.


  1. I have made this before, but never thought of hanging it from a basket. Great idea!

  2. THIS?…will coming to a kitchen in our home real soon! Too cool!

  3. Too cool! I featured your post at the living Montessori Now Facebook page and pinned it to my Playdough & Craft Recipes Pinterest board at

  4. Stopping by from Triple T Mum. This is one of the coolest activities I have seen and so simple! Thanks for sharing with the Kids Co-op. I am pinning to the Kids Co-op board and I have chosen this activity to Showcase on Thursday’s Kids Co-op!

  5. What a fun activity! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

  6. That is awesome!

  7. So glad I have seen this! Am going to put it in the classroom on Monday and can’t wait to see how the children play with it! Such a fab idea, Thank you 🙂

  8. Awesome!!!

  9. Thank you so much for posting this…
    I made some of this (in pink) several years ago, but this post reminded me of how much fun this stuff really is! I will definitely be doing this again before summer is over!!

    Hope you don’t mind that I shared your picture on my blog and linked it back to you…

  10. Hi there! This looks awesome! My question is, is this along the same lines as “oobleck”?

    • debra92691 says:

      no, oobleck is cornstarch and water it would not work the same, but we do use strawberry baskets and plastic utensils when playing with oobleck

  11. I was so excited to see your version of the Flubber recipe as we used to hang and cut Flubber at the preschool I taught at in Los Angeles. Lost the darn recipe and the “typical” version is too thick for cutting. Only problem…when I used your recipe it came out super runny. Any thoughts? I checked to make sure I didn’t mix up tsp with tbsp or something and I didn’t. Is 1/2 a tsp of Borax enough? I’m wondering if I should try adding more. The “typical” version is usually about half of your recipe. What I found is different is that you use more water and less Borax. Trying to figure out if I can still save the batch I made. Thank you! So happy to catch this post.

    • debra92691 says:

      To save your batch I would add some liquid starch if you have it or make a solution with a higher borax concentration and add it very slowly to what you have. Not sure what happened. I use that recipe all the time and we like the consistency because it flows more freely through the baskets for cutting so the kids aren’t waiting forever between snipping 🙂

  12. I love the idea with flubber hanging basket. I have done similar outdoor play center during school year, but your idea with hanging is super cool. I will try to make it with my little preschoolers(3yrs), will see!!! I bet they will have a kick with this one. Thanks for new ideas

  13. Its also great for kids to practice their scissor skills, they just love cutting this stuff as its oozing from above!


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