I know what you are thinking… what in the world is scrub daddy slime? Why would anyone want to make Scrub Daddy Slime? Although this may not be your typical slime for parents to make with their kids, it can be a must-have sensory experience for those that love ASMR.
If you are wondering what Scrub Daddy Slime is and why anyone would want to make Scrub Daddy Slime, you have to keep reading, especially if you enjoy ASMR and super crunchy sounds.
Once you have a Scrub Daddy Slime in your hands, you will be tempted to squeeze, squeeze and squeeze some more, I promise you the crunch is like no other.
In this post, I will not only show you how I make my Scrub Daddy Sponge slimes, but I will give you my top tips and tricks to make the process even easier.
The recipe I outline below is perfect even for a beginner slime maker.
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You will need the following ingredients to make this slime:
1 cup of clear glue or two 5 oz. containers of clear glue
1-3 pumps of foam soap (optional)
1 teaspoon of borax powder
1 cup of warm water
You will also need a bowl and something to mix with.
Step 1: Once you have gathered all of your supplies, you want to start by emptying the glue into a bowl.
For this recipe, we will be using 2 (4oz) bottles of Elmer’s Clear Glue but you can also just measure out 1 cup or about 8 ounces of clear glue if you purchased a larger size bottle of glue such as the quart size Elmer’s bottles or 1-gallon glue sizes that are available at most retailers.
Typically when making a slime that requires a clear slime base, the desired clarity of the slime is a huge factor in determining exactly which glue a Slimer will use in their recipe. Luckily, for this recipe, any clear glue will work although my favorites are Elmer’s and Amazon Basics.
What if you do not have clear glue? Can you use white glue? Absolutely you can!
All you have to do is follow the same recipe and substitute the clear glue for white school glue. Do keep in mind, by using a white glue base rather than the clear glue base, your end result will not be transparent and the white slime could possibly affect the visual aesthetic of the final result of the slime.
The good news is that the white slime base should not greatly affect the amount of crunch the Scrub Daddy Slime produces.
Step 2: Add 2-3 pumps of foam soap. Any foam soap should work, I usually try to find soaps with the least amount of ingredients and those that are made for more sensitive skin.
I know you must be wondering what the purpose of foam soap is in this recipe. I can tell you that I have been adding foam soap to all my slime for years and I feel that not only can the soap add a nice scent to slime but it can also help inflate the slime as well as create a desirable bubbly texture.
If you choose to leave out the foam soap, your slime will still be amazing and will not affect the end result too much so do not worry if you have to leave this ingredient out.
Step 3: Activate the Slime
Before we move on to activate the slime, let’s talk about how to mix the activator.
To do this, take 1 tsp of the borax powder and dissolve the powder in 1 cup of warm water. You can use a measuring cup or a squirt bottle to hold the activator. I prefer to use a squirt bottle since delivering the activator from the squirt bottle to the glue mixture makes the process super simple. Once the borax powder is completely dissolved and mixed into the warm water, your activator is ready to use.
Activating the slime will turn the glue mixture into actual stretchy and inflatable slime.
To activate the slime, squirt in about a teaspoon of activator at a time, mixing the glue mixture after each addition until the slime comes together and is no longer sticky. You want the slime to easily pull away from the edges of your bowl. When this happens, you can stop adding the activator.
If you are new to slime making, I have to tell you not to worry if the slime gets a little tough and not very stretchy. This means everything is going perfectly so far.
After mixing and activating, clear glue-based slimes need about a week or more to clear depending on how big your batch is. Although it is not necessary for the slime to be clear to make Scrub Daddy Slime, it does make the process a little bit easier if the slime has time to rest and soften a bit before we move on to the next step.
Step 4: Let it clear and soften.
To clear the slime, you want to let the slime sit in an airtight container for about one week. This time can be a little longer if the temperature where the slime is left is ON on the cooler side. Do not be alarmed, the slime will eventually clear. Have patience and you will be presently surprised!
The best temperature to clear slime is room temperature.
Remember not to open, or even touch your slime during the resting and clearing process. The more you touch and play with the slime while it is resting, the longer the clearing process will take.
After about one week, your slime should look super clear. It should also not feel as tough as it did before the resting stage.
Remember to always thoroughly wash your hands before and after playing with slime. Also, be sure to clean any surface you plan to put your slime.
Step 5: Mix your Scrub Daddy Sponge with the Clear Slime. This process can take a little bit of time but basically, you want to squeeze squeeze squeeze until a lot of the slime gets into the little holes in the sponge. Once you feel like a good amount has gotten into your sponge, you want to remove any of the excess slime left on the outside parts of the sponge. This excess slime can be stored separately in a small airtight container.
Over time your slime can and will deactivate. This basically means, your slime will become sticky. You can reactivate your slime by adding a little bit of activator to your slime as needed.
You will want to do this any time your slime starts to get too sticky.
HOW TO STORE YOUR SLIME
Always make sure to wash your hands before and after playing with your slimes.
Always store your slimes in a clean airtight container.
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