Students will love making this super easy, no-mess “Slime in a Bag!” (Teachers and parents will love the “no-mess” part!)
Make super easy “slime in a bag” in classroom for the ultimate English science experiment!
Hey English teachers! Are you looking for something fun and different to do in your ESL classes or at an upcoming Halloween event? If so, check out these step by step instructions for a cool, hands-on Halloween ESL science activity making some super easy “slime in a bag” that’s stretchy, gooey, and totally gross, but so fun to play with.
Slime in a bag is super easy to make, and your ESL students will love using their sense of touch along with some English words to describe the unique, slimy texture. Here, we have ingredients and instructions for basic slime in a bag. You can double the ingredients to make bigger batches, but we recommend experimenting with smaller batches at first. Be sure to make some yourself before doing it in the classroom because there all slight differences in the texture and stickiness depending on the type of glue you use. Here’s what you need for a batch of super easy slime in a bag.
Ingredients for Easy Slime Recipe
1 Ziploc (re-sealable) bag
¼ teaspoon (1-2 g) sodium borate powder (aka Borax) + 3 tablespoons (45ml) warm water
2 tablespoons (30 ml) clear PVA glue (like Elmer’s Clear Glue)
2 tablespoons (30ml) warm water
1 – 2 drops of food coloring (powder is ok too!)
Easy Slime Recipe Final Thoughts
This 10-minute ESL craft recipe for super easy slime in a bag is perfect for Halloween, but you can easily change the color (or just leave it clear) and add various small plastic toys or different colors and sizes of glitter to make it into a Valentine’s Day, Christmas, St. Patrick’s Day, or Independence Day slime for year-round fun during every season. The possibilities are endless!