Oh what can I say about magnetic slime? I first came across it about 3 years ago. I loved the idea of it so we made some in one of our classes. As you can guess, the kiddos loved it. I have not made it since then. Not because I feel strongly against it. But once I started thinking about doing a slime workshop at The Grand Bazaar Market this coming this weekend, I reacquainted myself with the fun that is slime.
What I like and dislike about this particular slime is its sliminess. It is a little runnier than most slime so I am not a fan of how it feels. And once you start playing with magnets, the way to moves like an alien.
But anything for the kids right???
Here are all the ingredients. Of note, while I used clear glue for this tutorial, you could also use white glue.
Start by adding the glue to the iron oxide powder.
Add the water.
Mix the combined ingredients well. Slowly to start so the powder does not float into the air.
Add the liquid starch.
As soon as you start mixing you will see the chemical reaction start to happen. It goes from a liquid mixture to a lumpy mixture almost like a sticky cottage cheese.
Continue to stir in a circular motion.
Once all of the liquid has been incorporated into the slime, its time for a little hand work, Knead the slime by folding it onto itself. This is an important step to keep the slime from being sticky. Do it initially in the bowl but once its not too sticky use both hands to continue to knead.
All done. I usually use parchment paper on the surface when I start to use it cos the slime is a little wet. But that is a personal choice.
Now its time to have fun with the magnetic slime. Check out the photos below. I also included a video.