How to Make Homemade Slime

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How to Make Homemade Slime
How to Make Homemade Slime
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Making slime is a crazy and fun way to spend some time with your kids. This How to Make Homemade Slime video tutorial shows you just how truly easy it is for you to make some fun and playful slime! Plus, your kids will be in awe as they watch the DIY slime form in front of their very own eyes. This homemade slime recipe is the perfect DIY kids craft for rainy days, so that you can keep them happy and occupied. After you make this slime, you are going to want to join in on the fun!

Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

Primary TechniqueDIY Craft


Age GroupPreschool & Kindergarten, Elementary School, Pre-Teens

Project TypeMake a Project

Materials List

  • A whole bottle of Elmer's Glue
  • Water
  • One small bowl
  • One large bowl
  • Whisk
  • Borax
  • Food coloring

How to Make Slime

Slime Making Instructions

  1. Start with 1 cup of water in a bowl, and mix in the entire 8 oz. bottle of your glue. 

  2. Mix in your food color that you would like your slime to be. 

  3. Whisk this all together, and adjust the color as you see fit.

  4. Start with 1 and 1/3 cups of hot water. It needs to be hot. Mix in 4 tablespoons of your Borax, and whisk that together until the Borax totally dissolves. 

  5. Grab your mixture of green slime and pour it into the hot water and Borax misture. 

  6. Take your slime all out of the bowl of water and place it on the table. Begin kneeding it for a while and wipe away the excess water on the surface you are kneeding it on. 

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I tried this with my daughter without the borax. It was almost perfect not until I poured too much sanitising gel for a more pleasant smell.

This is so cute! This is perfect for when I need a fun activity while I'm babysitting!


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