Kate's Corner: Slime time

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BRIDGEPORT, W. Va. (WDTV) - In this edition of Kate's Corner we are going to make something every kid and even adult will love: slime!

Now most recipes for slime include Borax but most people don't have that around the house so I found one with things most everyone has at home.

We are going to start off with just a bottle of school glue. Either white or clear glue works. The difference just depends on if you want your slime clear or not. Put the whole bottle of glue into a bowl. Add about 1/2 a teaspoon of baking soda. Mix it up. I'm adding food coloring to give it a color. Mix it up again. Now here's what makes the slime slime: contact solution. You want to make sure your eye drops or contact solution has either Boric Acid or Sodium Borate. Add the solution in slowly and mix between each time.Keep adding the solution little by little until the slime no longer sticks to the bowl and doesn't stick to your hands. There you have it! Your own slime to play with! To keep the slime fun going, when you aren't playing with the slime, store it in a ziplock bag.

So what's the science behind this? Well, the glue is a polymer material. The Boric Acid or Sodium Borate link the polymers in the glue to form the putty-like material. This process is called cross-linking.