Want to learn how to make slime? You have come to the right place! Making slime at home with the kids is so fun and a perfect indoor activity to do together.
Not only is slime fun to play with, but the process of making it can be educational as well, by teaching kids how things react with each other when mixed together. Call it a mini chemistry experiment. In fact if you are doing homeschooling, this would be a great science experiment to teach them. Then they can play with it afterward.
There are a few variety of ways how to make slime at home, I will just show you one of the common ways. It is so easy to do, if I can do it, you can do it. Let’s get started!
Gather the ingredients
In order to make slime at home you need just a few basic everyday ingredients. It is possible that you already have the ingredients in your house.
- Bottle of Glue (Glitter Glue, Clear Glue, White, etc.)
- Baking soda – The baking soda will help make the slime have better form and make it more firm and less oozy.
- Saline/Contact Solution – It needs to contain boric acid. The saline solution activates the slime and helps to give it that rubbery and stretch texture.
- Measuring Spoons
How to make homemade slime
Begin with the glue. The cool thing is you can use a colored glitter glue which is nice, because then you don’t have to add the extra glitter and food coloring, or you can use normal white glue or clear glue. Glue is really cheap to find at pretty much any supermarket.
Pour the whole thing of glue into a medium bowl.
Next add in the baking soda and stir it really well with a spoon. The baking soda helps to make the slime be well, more like slime. It helps to give it the right texture and form.
Now it is time to add in the saline solution/contact lens solution. Just make sure in the list of ingredients it says boric acid. Start with about a tablespoon or so and mix in it. You can always add in more if you need to.
Stir the saline solution with the glue and baking soda. Eventually the slime will come together. Switch to using your hands to knead it a bit. This way you can tell the consistency. Add in more solution as needed to get the right consistency that you want.
It really is that easy! Only three ingredients. But what if you have a clear glue? Well the process is exactly the same. Add in the glue, and if you want to add in glitter add a tablespoon or so of that in. Then add in food coloring to get the color you want.
Then proceed exactly like the blue glitter glue slime. By using a glue that is already colored, you reduce 2 ingredients, provided you wanted glitter of course. So the color possibilities are endless! Pretty awesome.
And there you go, fun, cheap slime that you can do as a family activity with the kids. Just make sure they don’t eat it! haha, enjoy!
How long does slime last?
If it is stored in an airtight container or zip lock bag it can last for a few weeks. After that unless there is mold on it, you can add a bit more saline solution to it if it melts, or if it gets really stiff, soak it in warm water which should help to loosen it up.
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How to Make Slime
- Measuring spoons
- 1 Bottle of Glue 4 to 6 ounces, Glitter Glue, Clear Glue, White, etc.
- 1/2 Tbsp. Baking Soda
- 1 Tbsp. Saline/Contact solution needs to contain boric acid add more as needed
- Glitter if not using glitter glue(optional)
- Food coloring if not using colored glue(optional)
- Add the bottle of glue to a large bowl. Use clear, colored glitter glue, white glue, etc.
- Next add in any optional glitter, just a tablespoon or so. Then put in a few drops of food coloring as desired and stir. If you are using a colored glitter glue, skip this step.
- Now add in the baking soda and stir it in well.
- Pour in about a tablespoon of the saline solution, you can always add in a little more as needed. Stir until the slime comes together then start kneading it with your hands, this is the fun part! It should be nice and stretch. And that is it. The homemade slime is done and ready to be played with.
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