Yesterday, Jolie and I were supposed to work on overhauling her bedroom. That didn’t happen. Instead we made Slime. Not just any Slime, but Candle Slime! Curious? Here is what we did:
- For a big candle such as a three wick Bath and Body Works candle-use 4 bottles of Elmer’s glue. For a small 1 wick candle, we used 1 bottle of glue
- Glass bowl
- A plastic spoon to scrape the bowl and stir
- Oven mitts for hot candle
- Double boiler
- Slime activator – Borax mixture, or liquid starch, or liquid clothes detergent, etc.
- Help your child or grandchild pick a candle to melt. Must supervise this choice because you don’t want them to pick your best candles! Haha!
- Rig up a double boiler system because your husband threw away your normal one.
- Put water in the bottom of your pot and place your candle in the top pot.
- Heat should be on Medium-Low. A slight simmer, Jolie says.
- The melting process may take a little while. Ours took about 20 minutes.
- Take out metal candle wick and throw it away
- Pour melted wax in to bowl with adult help
- Begin to stir and drizzle in the glue
- Depending on you candle size, keep stirring in your glue
- Keep stirring to get most of the lumps out ( if you need to, put bowl on double bowler to soften the thick mixture
Softening on double boiler
- Now add your activator of your choice. I’m using the borax mixture. Make this by dissolving household borax in hot water. A tsp borax to a cup of water.
There will be some chunkiness to the slime due to the candle wax, but we think it adds good texture.
- Store your slime in an airtight container.
- Take it out and play! Poke it, squeeze it, swirl it!
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