How To Make Slime Recipe: My kids’ favourite thing about slime is pretending that it’s water. Today we were going to create jiggly and clear slime. The slime turned out well, and the recipes are so simple! To know how we made it, keep reading. It is super duper easy.
What Is Slime?
Known for its stickiness, gooey structure, and non-Newtonian nature, slime is used for toys, stress-relieving items, and various science projects. The main ingredients for this recipe are
- Corn Starch
- School Glue
- Baking Soda
- Shampoo Water
- Food Coloring.
Using it to teach your kids some scientific principles is a fun activity. It is loved by everyone, but some people have a phobia of slime, which they call Blennophobia.
2 Ways To Make Water Slime
1. Jiggly Slime With Water And Shampoo
Add 1/2 cup (120 mL) of colorless and thick shampoo in a container preferably a bowl. If you want a water-like appearance, the clear shampoo will look great. Make sure the shampoo has a gel-like consistency. A thin, watery shampoo should be avoided.
You can make ocean slime by adding 2 to 3 drops of food coloring. In case your shampoo is already colored, you can skip this step or mix the colors. Green slime, for instance, could be made by adding blue food coloring to yellow shampoo. 1-2 drops should be sufficient, so you only need a little bit.
Use a few drops of liquid watercolour paint if you do not have food colouring.
Use a spoon to stir in 1/2 cup (120 mL) of water into the bowl of shampoo. Water initially thins the consistency, but as you stir longer, the consistency becomes thicker. The shampoo should regain its original thick consistency after you stir the ingredients for a few minutes.
The recipe can be adjusted to make thicker or thinner slime by adjusting the amount of water.
Stir the mixture gently so that bubbles don’t form.
Keep the slime in the refrigerator for two days. During this time, avoid touching or playing with it. The mixture will become slime as it chills in the fridge! It can be frozen for 3-4 hours to speed up the process, but you may not get the best results.
The slime should be kept inside its container when not needed. It is not meant to last more than 2-3 days since it contains very simple ingredients. By stirring the mixture again, and then refrigerating it for two days, you can rejuvenate it if it begins to lose its texture. If the consistency of your slime gets too runny and thin, you can freeze it in the fridge for a few hours and you’ll be good.
2. Clear Slime With Borax
In a container, mix 12 cups (120 mL) of water and 12 cups (120 mL) of clear glue. Put 1*2 cups (120 mL) of clear school glue in a medium-sized bowl and measure it out with a measuring cup. Again, pour 1*2 cups (120 mL) of water in the glue. Using a spoon, stir together the 2 ingredients thoroughly until they are fully blended.
It is common for school glue bottles to contain 4 ounces (120 mL), which is the equivalent of 1/2 cups (120 mL). You can use 4 ounces of glue which is specified on the packaging. Just pour it all in the bowl.
If the instructions on the glue tell you to use 4 or more ounces of it, then don’t be afraid to use it all. The recipe can be used to make more slime if you mix another 1 cup (240 mL) of clear glue and 1 cup (240 mL) of water.
White school glue should not be used! This slime can be made clear by using PVA glue.
Bluewater slime can be made by adding 1-3 drops of blue food colouring. If you want to give it a dramatic appearance, you can tint it blue. Adding food colouring will still make it more visible, but it will not be crystal clear. To do this, all you’ll need is a few drops of blue food colouring.
Try using 1-3 drops of liquid watercolor paint instead of blue food colouring if you don’t have blue food coloring available. You won’t get a clear slime if you use acrylic paint. You can create in many colors! If you want a pretty teal color, try adding equal drops of green food colouring and blue food coloring.
Prepare a solution by mixing 1/4 teaspoon (1.4 g) of Borax with 1/2 cup (120 mL) of warm water. Place 120 mL of warm water from your faucet into the bowl with the Borax solution in it. Pour 1*2 cups (120 mL) of Borax solution into the bowl.
Stir in 1/4 teaspoon of borax powder (1.4 g) with a spoon. Until the Borax is completely dissolved, mix them.
Warm water is essential! Borax will not dissolve if you use room temperature water.
Borax can cause skin irritations, eye irritations, and breathing problems so you should familiarize yourself with its contraindications. Alternatively, you can also add 1 cup (240 mL) of warm water to the recipe and 1/4 tsp (2.8 g) of borax powder.
Keep the concentrated powder out of reach of children.
Mix the glue solution with Borax in a large bowl thoroughly. As the mixture thickens, stir together the two solutions using a spoon. Stirring will cause the mixture to leave the bowl’s sides.
Even if there is still Borax water remaining in the bowl, don’t worry about it. The glue must clump together for it to work. Stir the slime with the spoon rather than whisking or whipping it, or air bubbles will result.
You do not want air bubbles to ruin the crystal clear effect.
You will need your hands to knead the slime after it has been pulled out of the bowl. Keep kneading until the slime comes together fully. By kneading more, the dough will become softer and less sticky. For about three minutes, knead the slime.
It is okay if the mud contains bubbles; they will dissolve over time when it sits in the plastic container.
Once you’re finished using the slime, store it in an airtight container. Slime of this type is quite oozy! In addition to plastic containers with tight-fitting lids, plastic freezer bags can also be used as storage containers. It should be stored at room temperature.
Keep your mud looking clear by wiping your hands before playing with it.
Keeping this type of slime in an airtight container for a few days, if not a few weeks, should be sufficient.