Try This At Home: DIY Slime

Our staff concocted the slimiest slime recipe for you to try at home! 

Materials & Measurements:

  • About 25 mL of glue, white or clear (about 5 teaspoons)

  • 25 mL of liquid starch

  • 25 mL of water

  • 3 drops of food coloring, any color you like

  • Bowl and spoon
  • Borax solution (optional) – Add two teaspoons of borax to one cup of warm water. Stir until completely dissolved.

Procedure:

  1. Add glue, food coloring, liquid starch, & water to your bowl.

  2. Stir really well! This is the most important step.

  3. Add borax solution if you want a slime that’s less sticky. Add a little at a time until you get the consistency you want. Don’t forget to stir!

  4. Drain off any extra water.

  5. Want to get extra creative? Add some glitter or scent!

  6. Play with your slime on a clean, smooth surface in an area without carpet! Store your slime in an airtight container.

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