May 27, 2023

Making Slime has become a popular sensory activity loved by both kids and adults alike. Making slime at home can be a fantastic way to spend quality time with your children or even enjoy some stress-relieving fun on your own. In this blog post, I will guide you through the step-by-step process of making easy slime using basic ingredients that you probably already have at home.

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Materials Needed: To make this slime, you will need the following materials:

  1. White school glue (such as Elmer’s Glue)
  2. Activator (Borax dissolved in warm water)
  3. Food coloring, Markers, or Paint (optional)
  4. Glitter or other add-ins (optional)
  5. Mixing bowl
  6. Spoon or spatula (something to mix the ingredients)
  7. Measuring cups and spoons
  8. Airtight Container for storing the slime

Safety Tips Before We Start:

Let’s Get Started!

With this recipe, you will get amazing slime results every time.

Step 1: Prepare the Glue Mixture

Start by pouring approximately ½ cup (120 ml) of white school glue into the mixing bowl.

Optional – add 3 pumps of foam soap and/or a few pumps of lotion. These ingredients help the slime stretch and improve the texture.

Step 2: Mix the glue.

Stir the mixture thoroughly until all ingredients are well combined.

Step 3: Make the Activator.

Dissolve 1 teaspoon of borax in 1 cup of warm water. Mix until all of the borax dissolves in the water.

Step 4: Add the Activator.

Add a little bit of activator at a time, mixing after each addition until the slime begins to thicken and is no longer sticky.

You want to make sure you do not over-activate or you will end up with hard slime. It is better to slightly under-activate than over-activate. You can always add more activator later if needed.

Step 5: Knead the Slime

Once the slime starts to come together, use your hands to knead it.

The slime may initially feel sticky, but as you continue to knead, it will become more elastic and less sticky.

If the slime is still too sticky, you can add a small amount of activator to achieve the desired consistency.

Step 6: Add Optional Add-Ins

At this stage, you can color your slime with markers, paint, or dye.

Be creative and experiment with different colors and add-ins like glitter and charms to make your slime unique.

Step 7: Store and Enjoy

After you have achieved the perfect texture and added any desired add-ins, store your slime in an airtight container. This will help keep it fresh and prevent it from drying out.

As you can see, making slime at home can be a simple and enjoyable experience!

With just a few basic ingredients and some creativity, you can create your own unique slime creations.

Gather your materials, follow the steps outlined in this guide, and let the slime-making adventure begin!

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