Monday, June 29

ARTS + CRAFTS: “jurassic world” inspired amber fossil slime

In the spirit of the latest Jurassic Park movie, here is a fossil slime recipe sure to thrill your budding scientist!

  • 2 Teaspoons Borax Detergent Booster
  • 1 ½ Cups Water
  • Tangerine Essential Oil (optional)
  • 1 Bottle Elmer’s Clear School Glue
  • Red and Yellow Food Coloring
  • 2 Mixing Bowls
  • Mixing Spoons
  • Plastic Insect Toys

  1. In a small bowl, combine 1 cup of water and 2 teaspoons of Borax. Stir well, then set aside.
  2. In a larger bowl, mix the remaining ½ cup of water with the entire bottle of glue. Mix well.
  3. Add 1 drop of red food coloring and 3 drops of yellow food coloring into the water/glue mixture. Mix well.
  4. Add 2-3 drops of Tangerine Essential Oil. While this step is optional, it gives the slime a nice smell.
  5. Pour your water and Borax mixture into the colored glue mixture. You will see the slime start to form immediately.
  6. Use a spoon to mix the ingredients, then remove the slime from the bowl. You will notice some water left over. Pour out the extra water and place the slime back into the bowl. 
  7. Push plastic toy insects into the slime until covered. Remember that the idea behind this slime is to have fossilized insects like in the original Jurassic Park movie.
  8. Allow the slime to set for a few minutes before using.
  9. When the kids are done, store in an airtight container, such as Tupperware, for future use.

To view the original recipe, visit TotallyTheBomb.Com: Jurassic World Inspired Amber Fossil Slime!

Contributed by Rebecca Stokes, Fairmont Private Schools

Recipe and images contributed by Jamie Harrington of TotallyTheBomb.Com 

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