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How To Make Slime At Home

Making slime at home is probably easier than you thought! Many of the supplies and ingredients needed to make slime are common household items. Make sure to wash your hands before and after making your slime and playing with it. Use vinegar as a cleaning solution to wipe away the slime. 

To make slime with glue, follow these simple steps!

In a bowl, add 1 oz glue and ¼ cup water. For colored slime, add food coloring to the glue and water mixture. Then, add ¼ cup of Sodium Tetraborate Borax Solution to the glue and water mixture and stir slowly. The slime will now begin to form immediately! Stir as much as you can, then dig in and knead it with your hands until it gets less sticky. Although this is a messy process, it is necessary because it allows the two compounds to bond completely. Pour out any leftover water in the bowl. Store the slime in an airtight bag in the fridge to keep it fresh! You can experiment with different glues to see if they create slime various slime consistencies. 


Follow these instructions to make Glitter Slime! You will need the following materials: clear glue, liquid starch, glitter, water, bowl, ¼ measuring cup, and a spoon. 

First, add 1/4 cup of glue to your bowl. Then, add 1/4 cup of water and mix the ingredients together. Next, add however much glitter you would like and stir. Add 1/4 cup of liquid starch and watch the reaction! Stir with the spoon until that becomes difficult, then use your hands.

Another way to make slime is by using laundry detergent instead of borax!

First, fill a measuring cup with 1/2 cup of water and pour it into your mixing bowl. Then, mix in 1/2 cup of glue. You may add more or less glue depending on the consistency you want. Squeeze a few drops of food coloring and glitter into the mixture. Stir in about 1/4 cup of liquid laundry detergent. Stir until the slime starts to form a gooey texture. 

Keep stirring in more laundry detergent until it's slimy enough for you. Knead the slime with both hands until it’s firm. Store your slime in an airtight plastic bag, reusable plastic container or glass jar.