Slime, whether jiggly slime, water slime, or another variety, is always popular. The reason is simple––because it's a lot of fun! It is cheap and easy to make at home, and can even be made by younger kids with the right care and supervision. As well as being fun, it's a tactile way to relieve stress. Pick one of the four ways below to make slime, each one different to match your time, availability and budget.
Making Basic Slime
Be aware that this slime is poisonous if swallowed. Always supervise children using the borax solution.
- You can also separate the glue mixture evenly into smaller bowls and make each one a different color, then mix them together.
- If you chose to make smaller amounts of slime in separate containers, evenly divide the borax solution among the containers.
- Start kneading the slime with your hands at this point. It might be sticky, but keep mixing. Add more activator (borax) if needed.
Making “Living” Slime
When making this type of slime (also known as oobleck) it's possible to make some substitutions for cornstarch.
- Wiggle the styrofoam around and the slime should follow it. Your kids will be amazed!
Making Edible Slime
Making Soap Flake Slime