You will need:
1 1/2 cups of water
Food coloring - I used green
2 cups of cornstarch
1. Add 1 1/2 cups of water to a small saucepan. Heat until the water is warm but not hot or boiling.
2. Pour 1 cup of the warm water into a bowl. Add 5 to 6 drops of green food coloring until the water is about a shade darker than you want the slime to be. Mix the water well with a spoon.
4. Slowly empty the colored water into the bowl with the cornstarch. Use your fingers to mix the ingredients together. This is a fun activity for kids to do as your little helper. Thoroughly blend the mixture into the consistency of a thick paste.
5. Regulate the consistency of the slime. You can add more cornstarch if the slime is too thin which I did do. Add more warm water from the amount remaining in the pan if the mixture is too thick. Just keep doing this as much as needed to obtain a mixture that is of the right slimy consistency for your needs. You should be able to put your fingers into the mixture easily. When you run your finger along the slime's surface, it should feel dry.
I placed my slime into push pop containers and put a themed label around the outside. I ended up doubling the recipe to fill 15 push pop containers. You can place your slime in the same or any other air tight container or bag. These make great kid friendly party favors!