"Making Science Splat~tacular!"
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There is more than one use for Elmer's Glue!

Supplies: Borax (found in the detergent aisle), Elmer’s Glue (White, Blue, or Clear), Warm
Water, Bowl, and your favorite food coloring.

What happens: Dump the bottle of glue into the bowl. Fill the empty glue bottle to the top
with warm water.  Dump the water into the bowl and stir throughly. Next add 1 teaspoon of
borax to the bowl and stir. (Notice the instant effect.) Add a little more borax until you have
a good consistency. It continues to soak in as you stir. After several stirs finish mixing with
your hands!

Explanation: The glue and borax bond together to form a stretchy squishy polymer.

Life application:
Sometimes in life you may feel you are being stretched to the limit (like your slime).  Do bad
or sad things sometimes happen to you?  Me too. The good news is Jesus Christ is the
same yesterday, today, and forever...and He can help you through anything!  

Romans 8:28 says, "And we know that all things work together for good to those who love
God, to those who are the called according to His purpose."

slavery), but God is so BIG and POWERFUL that He works all things out for the good for
those who love Him!  

Next time you feel like stretched slime, just remember your slime used to be glue...and like
glue stick close to the Lord!
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Learn how to make slime on the experiment page!
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