Experimenting with slime making is the best part

HOW TO MAKE SLIME

Slime is a non-Newtonian fluid – if you stretch it slowly it will stay together but if you pull it quickly it will snap/break. There are many slime variations and recipes but slime is formed from just two main ingredients – polyvinyl alcohol (found in washable school glue) and borate ion (borax and water, liquid starch and saline solution)
Making the perfect slime is an eyeballing process – different glue brands and additional ingredients, such as lotions, shaving foam and glitter, can make a difference to how much borax is needed. Experimenting with slime making is soooo much fun and as you get the hang of it you’ll be able to start making slime without measuring and knowing how much of what ingredients to add.  Just something to take note with is that adding any food ingredients such as baking soda and cornflour will limit the life of your slime as it will start going off.

How to make Slime Variations

smooth-glossy-slime

HOW TO MAKE GLOSSY SMOOTH SLIME

If you’re like me and love the smooth stretchy slime, which is actually the closest diy slime you get to gloopy slime, then this is the recipe to go with.  Using either clear or white glue, always double up with water – so 1 to 1 glue and water mixture.  Add some smooth silky cream and another optional ingredient is a few drops of baby oil.  Mix all your ingredients and add your activator slowly stirring well after each addition.

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cloud slime tutorial

HOW TO MAKE CLOUD SLIME

Follow the instant snow powder instructions and set your snow aside in a bowl.  If you added too much water to your snow powder it will effect the outcome of your cloud slime, so make sure your snow is light and fluffy and not moist.  I usually add some activator to my water before pouting it into the snow to avoid having to add more activator to my slime after adding snow.  Starting with hard over-activated slime is ideal and prevents your slime from becoming sticky whilst adding your snow.

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CLEAR SLIME

HOW TO MAKE CLEAR SLIME

Clear slime is actually quite easy, it’s basically clear glue, water and activator – however clear stretchy slime takes a bit of practice.  Find a crystal clear shampoo, hand or body wash as your stretching agent for your slime recipe.  Add 1 to 1 parts clear glue (some brands are more clear than others) and water.  Add 1 teaspoon of clear liquid wash to each 25ml’s of glue.  Mix this all together and then slowly add your activator.  Once your slime is sticky in the bowl, take it out with your hands and work it all in together.  Store your slime for a couple of days – about 4-5, and once all the bubbles are gone your slime will be perfectly clear.

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butter slime

HOW TO MAKE BUTTER SLIME

Butter slime is best described as a soft stretchy playdough.  It has a matt finish and the texture is awesome.  To make butter slime make your normal slime recipe and add the same amount of soft clay to it.  You can also make butter slime by adding cornflour to your slime mixture before activating it.

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fluffy slime

HOW TO MAKE FLUFFY SLIME

Follow the instructions for making slime but before you add the activator add an extra 3 teaspoons of body lotion and 3-4 small cups of shaving foam. You may want to add a few extra drops of colouring too.  I sometimes add cornflour / starch flour to my recipe too for a thicker slime result.
Fluffy slime is at its best the first 24 hours and will start to “deflate” slightly, but is still an awesome slime to play with even then.

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crunchy slime

HOW TO MAKE CRUNCHY SLIME

Empty your bag of styro foam beads into a bowl, drop your slime into them and lift it out working the beads into it.  Repeat this process until you have your desired about of crunch.  Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube Channel for crunchy slime variations.  I also have a video showing you how to colour your styro foam beads.

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sand slime

HOW TO MAKE SAND SLIME

This is probably one of my favourite slimes to play with.  Take a bit of kinetic sand and slowly start adding it to your slime.  Keep your activator close by as your slime may become a bit sticky and need a few drops.

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