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Precautions When Making Homemade Slime

Homemade slime is a craze in many classrooms across DCSD and the country. You may have heard national reports recently of children's hands being burned by the concoction. As a precaution, if your classroom is making homemade slime and is using Borax, be sure the correct proportions of ingredients are being used and that the Borax is COMPLETELY diluted with water before the slime comes in contact with skin. Or, consider using a non-household chemical alternate ingredient.

Here are some ideas:  https://www.romper.com/p/4-safe-alternatives-to-slime-that-you-can-feel-good-about-making-with-your-kid-48261

April 3, 2017 | By gcburnett | Category: Health Wellness and Prevention, Nursing Services

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