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How To Make Electroactive Slime


Electroactive slime responds to static electricity.

Electroactive slime responds to static electricity.

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This recipe makes cool, non-toxic slime that appears to have a life of its own!

Difficulty: Average

Time Required: 30 minutes

Here's How:

  1. Mix the cornstarch and vegetable oil together in the glass.
  2. Refrigerate the slime mixture until it is chilled.
  3. Remove from the refrigerator and stir (separation is normal).
  4. Allow the mixture to warm enough so that it can flow.
  5. Take a block of styrofoam and charge it by rubbing it on hair, wool, or a cat.
  6. Tip the container of slime (which should flow slowly). Place the charged styrofoam about an inch (2 cm) from the flowing slime. It should stop flowing and seem to gel!
  7. If you wiggle the charged styrofoam the slime may follow or pieces of it may even break off.
  8. When the styrofoam is removed the slime will continue to flow.
  9. After use, refrigerate slime in a sealed container.


  1. For metric users: 175 mL cornstarch, 475 mL oil, approximately 25x150x150mm block of styrofoam

What You Need:

  • 3/4 c cornstarch
  • 2 c vegetable oil
  • glass or tumbler
  • refrigerator
  • 1x6x6 inch styrofoam
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