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HOMEMADE SLIME RECIPE IDEAS FOR ANYTIME!
WHAT’S WITH THE SLIME MAKING OBSESSION?
If you had told me that I would be making slime so easily, I wouldn’t have believed you! I never knew how easy slime was to make until I tried it! Pick up the ingredients at the grocery store and make our homemade slime recipe right away!
Do you love slime or hate slime? Are you a teacher, care giver, or parent? Have you already learned how to make slime or just learning for the first time? I want to hear all of your answers! Plus I want to know your slimiest questions.
Email me anytime for assistance. Kids love this stuff, and it’s easier then you think to make. It may seem like a total obsession, and I agree that no-one needs to be making this stuff every single day, but I want to share with you the right recipes for making awesome homemade slime.
HOW TO MAKE SLIME FOR BEGINNERS!
This is the perfect place to start if you are new to making slime and want get started on the right foot. We have put together a Master Your Slime mini training series with FREE printable cheat sheets and AWESOME videos.
MY HOMEMADE SLIME MISSION
There are a ton of recipes out there for making slime including a lot of youtube videos of crazy slime recipes. I encourage you to be weary of this wide variety of recipes being made by very young kids.
Slime making is a chemistry and involves a chemical reaction between the ingredients being mixed. I often hear terms like: I guess you can add this if you don’t have this… NO! Don’t mix things if you don’t know what will happen.
I use our slime recipes all the time, and I stand behind them as being accurate and easy to make if you follow the directions and use the recommended ingredients. Many of the slime failures I get from readers is due to lack of attention to detail when reading through the recipes.
My mission is to be here for you in this slime making journey. I am available to help you make the best slime ever with your kids. You can message me through my Facebook page or email me, and I will help you as best as I can!
THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE HOMEMADE SLIME RECIPE
What’s the science behind the slime? The borate ions in the slime activators (sodium borate, borax powder, or boric acid) mix with the PVA (polyvinyl-acetate) glue and forms this cool stretchy substance. This is called cross linking!
The glue is a polymer and is made up of long, repeating, and identical strands or molecules. These molecules with flow past one another keeping the glue in a liquid state. Until…
When you add the borate ions to the mixture, it starts to connect these long strands together. They begin to tangle and mix until the substance is less like the liquid you started with and thicker and rubberier like slime!
Picture the difference between wet spaghetti and leftover spaghetti the next day. As the slime forms the tangled molecule strands are much like the clump of spaghetti!
Is slime a liquid or solid? We call it a Non-newtonian fluid because it’s a little bit of both!
BEST HOMEMADE SLIME RECIPE IDEAS
RECOMMENDED SLIME INGREDIENTS
We have a great list of all our highly recommended slime supplies and ingredients for you to check out. The right ingredients plus the right recipes make the right slime. You can not have just one or the other.
Elmer’s Washable PVA School Glue in Clear and White (no affiliation) to work the very best! However, if you have a different PVA based glue it should also work.
Note MOST of these slimes contain some form of borax, sodium borate, and boric acid, so if you are sensitive to these ingredients, please check out our BORAX FREE SLIME RECIPES.
Liquid Starch Slime Video!
Saline Solution Slime Video!
LEARN HOW TO MAKE THE BEST HOMEMADE SLIME RECIPES
Click on all the links in blue below to see a full recipe with pictures, instructions, and videos including live demonstrations!
If you are looking for holiday or seasonal slimes, click on the links below. We love creating themes with our easy to make slime recipes.
*SLIME SAFETY: Slime is a chemistry experiment and should be treated with respect. Do not substitute slime ingredients and do not change our recipes. If you have sensitive skin, consider wearing disposable gloves or trying a taste safe recipe instead. Read more on slime safety here…*
This is really our go to recipe for making homemade slime. It’s quick and easy and pretty much a no fail activity if you are in the mood to make slime. Start to finish live video included in recipe instructions.
This slime is a real hit with the kids because it’s just so cool and fluffy! We don’t make it all the time, but it’s definitely worth trying if you love making your own slimes. Start to finish live video included in recipe instructions.
Saline solution is another form of a slime activator like borax powder and liquid starch. Your saline solution needs to contain active ingredients like sodium borate and boric acid. We prefer Target brand for sensitive eyes the best! Equate brand for a close second.
Although people label this type slime borax free, that is not entirely correct due to the sodium borate and boric acid in the solution! You can read more about this here.
However, it is a really cool slime to make because we find it ultra stretchy! Start to finish live video included in recipe instructions.
No black light needed for this awesome glowing slime recipe!
This slime recipe marries two neat sensory play materials together for a really cool moldable, buttery smooth slime!
This is our newest recipe and is very similar to our borax slime recipe with one small change, but that change makes an awesome, firm, therapeutic stress putty similar to thinking putty. This is our copy cat version you can make at home for less! Check out the video!
Crystal clear or liquid glass. We have two different ways to achieve clear slime! Check out the video!
Why buy glitter glue when you have all the supplies to make your own glitter glue slime with just the regular clear glue. Make sparkling glitter glue homemade slime any time.
Before we tried saline solution, we tested out eye drops! So if you open up the cabinets looking for saline and all you have is eye drops, no worries! This eye drop slime is super stretchy too.
Floam! Make your own homemade floam easily with one additional item. We turned our floam making slime project into a bit of a science experiment. Check out the video!
This homemade slime requires a couple specialty items but it is so worth it! This is my sons favorite slime recipe.
There’s no soft clay needed for this butter slime but the texture is amazing. This batch is still awesome 3 months later!
Make sparkling gold and silver slime for any special occasion. Glittering metallic slime is amazingly stretchy. Make just one or both. See the video too!
EASY ALTERNATIVE SLIME RECIPES TO TRY!
This is completely borax free, no slime activators needed. Just two ingredients. Three if you count the food coloring. A bit like the classic oobleck activity, cornet arch slime is easy to make. Just take note that it won’t behave exactly as the slimes listed above
TASTE SAFE FIBER SLIME RECIPE Another borax free slime option made with a classic fiber supplement you would normally add to water and drink. Hmm.. don’t drink it, make slime with it instead. See how we do it.
GUMMY BEAR EDIBLE SLIME RECIPE Take a favorite candy and turn it into a taste safe or edible slime that kids love to play with too! Still stretchy and fun but just a different type of sensory texture to explore. Use items from the pantry!
Want to see inside the book? From slime beginner to slime master, there’s something for everyone. Click on the photo below to see more.
MORE SLIME MAKING RESOURCES!
Everything you need to know about making slime is below! Did you know we also have fun with science activities too? Click on all the pictures below to learn more.