Homemade slime

Ok so in this house we like to do “learning” activities that don’t always seem like learning is the goal. My mini and I love science and seeing things come together. 

This was not our first go at making slime. Our first attempt a few months ago was a failed attempt with some very specific chemistry. 

So I searched the internet and found that most people were using very basic ingredients.  This is our recipe and it seemed to work out very well. I’ll post some photos too!  
I’ll start with the ingredients! 

1 1/4 bottles 4 elmers glue

 (4oz bottles , you know because they are on sale for back to school so .50 a pop works for me !) we used white , I don’t think it matters if you use white or clear 

Florescent paint (glow in the dark would be fun)  you’ll only need a few drops of this 

Liquid starch  (you can find this at your local dollar store) I used 3 tbsp per batch ( that will make sense in a minute)

Water , same deal nothing special , and again 3 tbsp per batch 

Plastic cups and forks for mixing so you can just chuck em when you’re done! 

Small piece of wax paper or parchment paper and a sandwich bag for each slime ball you make. 


Ok so I just filled a cup with water and another cup with starch for easy mixing. 
Divide the glue evenly into the other cups and stir in your paint color , use a separate utensil for each cup if you’re not going to mix colors together. 

Once your color(s) are mixed well add your water (3tbsp to each cup) and mix well , this will also take care of any splotchy color areas 

Finally add the magic !!! 

Add 3 tbsp of starch to each cup and mix until it combines. 
You might see some remaining liquid at this point , thats ok. Dump them out onto your parchment paper and let them sit for about 5 minutes. 

At this point you can pick them up and start kneeding them until they fully combine and are no longer leaving bits and pieces on your hands. (this may take several minutes , make sure your hands are clean and dry) 

Store them in zip lock bags when not in use and enjoy !!! 
Let me know if you make this recipe and how it turns out for you in the comments !! 

Have you ever tried to make slime before ? How did it work out for you ? 

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2 thoughts on “Homemade slime

  1. jacquelineannemarielarkin August 27, 2017 — 5:06 pm

    So fun! I love the photos accompanying the instructions. It helps so much to have things visually displayed, step by step. I will definitely be trying this out with the little ones in our family. Looking forward to seeing more of your posts!

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    1. I hope you guys have as much fun making it as we did !! Thanks for the feedback !!

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