There are lots of recipes for slime. This is a simple, reliable recipe that produces classic slime.
Time Required: 15 mins
- Pour the glue into the jar. If you have a big bottle of glue, you want 4 oz or 1/2 cup of glue.
- Fill the empty glue bottle with water and stir it into the glue (or add 1/2 cup of water).
- If desired, add food coloring. Otherwise, the slime will be an opaque white.
- In a separate, mix one cup (240 ml) of water into the bowl and add 1 teaspoon (5 ml) of borax powder.
- Slowly stir the glue mixture into the bowl of borax solution.
- Place the slime that forms into your hands and knead until it feels dry. (Don't worry about the excess water remaining in the bowl.)
- The more the slime is played with, the firmer and less sticky it will become.
- Have fun!
- Store your slime in a zip-lock bag in the fridge (otherwise it will develop mold).
- Use white glue, such as Elmer's brand. Most 'school glues' do not have the correct composition.
- Don't eat the slime. Although it isn't especially toxic, it is not good for you either!
- Slime cleans up easily. Remove dried slime after soaking with water. If you used food coloring, you may need bleach to remove the color.
- I've got step-by-step video instructions if you would like to see this project in action plus I made a YouTube video of the slime showing what you will get if you use glue gel rather than white glue. Either type of glue works well.
What You Need
- borax powder
- 4 ounce (120 ml) glue (e.g., Elmer's white glue)
- jar or measuring cup
- food coloring (optional)
- measuring cup