So what is it about slime that has everyone oohing and ahhing and rushing out to stock up on glue . We think making slime is just one of the coolest things that every kid needs to try out, and we have made it simple for every teacher, care giver, and parent to do. We have the BEST SLIME RECIPES. We know the RIGHT SLIME INGREDIENTS, and we know the SLIMY CONSISTENCY you want! Homemade slimes rock. End of story.
EVERYTHING SLIME: RECIPES, VIDEOS, TIPS, & IDEAS TO MASTER YOUR SLIME
Want to look like a slime making pro and be a kid hero, we have the best slimy recipes to wow everyone with, even the adults who might not want to admit it. I bet playing with it makes you feel like a kid again, and what better way to connect with your kids.
We have explored, experimented, and tested some cool ways to make gak, goo, flubber, slimes, you name it and what ever you want to call it, kids love it!
I am going to share with you the three biggest struggles everyone has with making slime, and I know all about them because I was once there too! Together, I will show you hot squash those fears and master your slimes every time.
Discover how to make unique slimes in a snap.
BECOME A SLIME RECIPE MASTER
What are the top 3 biggest struggles with making slime?
- finding the right recipes…
- knowing the right ingredients…
- achieving the right consistency..
It is essential to start off with the right slime ingredients. Even the best recipes need the right slimy supplies. With the correct ingredients and AMAZING recipes, you can get the awesome slime consistency you want!
Even the best of the best recipes won’t work if you don’t have the right ingredients for making slimes because it is all about science. A chemical reaction takes place between the glue and the slime activator. Both of those ingredients are crucial to your slimy success. Read more below…
SIMPLE SLIMES YOU NEED TO LEARN
In our slimes lab, a.k.a the kitchen, we rely on 4 basic slime recipes. These slimes are the foundation for all of our slimy themes, unique slimes, and activities. Once you master these slimes, the possibilities are endless.
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4 BASIC SLIME RECIPES: MUST TRY!
Each of the following basic slimes has their own dedicated page complete with short video, step by step written directions, picture directions, and printable recipes!
We have also made each of these live on Facebook, and you can find them all here. Videos generally run 10-15 mins. I discuss tips and tricks, measurements, and the process all in real time with no editing! If you want to see quick fun theme videos, click here
Our slime recipes are proven winners! We have tested and retested them over and over again. If you are still having trouble mastering your slimes even after watching our live videos and using our troubleshooting slime guide, email me [email protected]
This is our #1 most viewed slime recipe because it’s so versatile and can be made in many parts of the world including the UK and Canada. It’s super stretchy, and can be turned into any cool theme.
Fluffy slime has a really cool, unique texture, and is now one of our most popular recipes. This is actually a variation of our saline solution slime recipe above.
This is our original go-to slime recipe with only 3 ingredients (one is water). It’s quick and simple to make and great for large groups too!
This is the classic science experiment recipe when you think of making slimes. Using borax powder is one of the very first ways we made slime, and it’s considered the most science influenced slime recipe.
THE RIGHT SLIME INGREDIENTS
Even the best slime recipe is useless with out the right ingredients. One of our biggest reader questions has to do with understanding what are the right ingredients for making this goo.
The reason why the right supplies are so important is because slime is science. Your slimy substance is formed when two specific ingredients react with one another. If the ingredients aren’t right, there can’t be a reaction!
It all comes down to the right glue and the right slime activator. Our basic slimes above use different activators allowing you to pick the best one for your needs. You will be happy to know that most of the items you need can even be found at the grocery store.
These activators include borax powder, saline solution, and liquid starch. Read more about each one of the slime activators here. The right glue is a PVA (polyvinyl-acetate) washable school glue in either clear or white. We like Elmer’s brand washable school glue.
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THE RIGHT CONSISTENCY MAKES THE BEST SLIME
What’s the point of this oozing substance if it doesn’t actually ooze, stretch, or squish? No one wants slime that is too hard or too brittle. Who wants slime that you can’t stretch across the room? There are a few tips and tricks to ultra stretchy slime.
The first tip is to watch the amount of activator you use and instead knead your slimes more! If it feels really sticky (it’s probably also quite stretchy) the go-to solution is to add more activator. However, try kneading your slime more instead. Adding more activator will eventually create a more rubbery substance.
The first tip is too stretch your new substance slowly and evenly. Don’t pull too fast or too hard, your slimes will snap. I even demonstrate this in my live videos I linked to up by the basic recipes. Slime is a shear thickening liquid and will “shear off” if too much force is put on it. Pull slowly and evenly and you can get a gigantic stretch. Let gravity help you out!
All this talk of gravity, leads me to remind you again that slime is science. Polymers, molecules, solutions, substances, all great chemistry vocabulary! Is it a liquid or a solid? The chemical reaction that has taken place is what slime is all about, and you can play around with your ratios of glue to activator to make just the right consistency for you! Read more about the science behind the slimes here.
BEST SLIME RESOURCE YOU WILL EVER NEED!