I’m not sure if this is an obsession in just our house but my daughter is hooked on slime. Yup, slime. And I have to admit, it’s pretty cool.
She bought a few at a local store to play around with but she desperately wanted to make her own slime. And we – I mean she – even follows @satisifyingvideo on instagram and it’s pretty cool – mesmerizing really. So she tells me.
So we found some YouTube videos on how to make slime and followed along. But we just couldn’t get it right. I was baffled. We’re creative people. We both love to cook, and can follow instructions or recipes fine. But we just couldn’t get the hang of these slime recipes. But in our defense, we weren’t really following recipes. They were more like mini science experiements and we didn’t find most to have exact explanations or clear measurements. But we stuck with it and figured it out. And once we *finally* made real slime, we knew how important it was to have clear explanations and measurements. And maybe a little patience too.
So we wanted to share our ultimate slime recipe with you because it took so much effort to figure it out and it really is a cool project to create – and most of all – play with.
To start you’ll need the following materials:
- 1 bottle (4 oz) of white glue, preferably Elmer’s.
- 1 tsp Borax
- 2/3 cup shaving cream
- 1-1/2 Tbsp liquid soap
- 1 Tbsp hand lotion, we used EOS
- 1/2 tsp baby powder
- Food coloring, to liking
- popsicle stick for stirring
First, add one teaspoon of Borax to 1 cup of warm water and stir until it’s completely disolved. Set aside. We found it was best to pour the Borax solution in a measuring cup so it can be easily poured later.
Next, empty the bottle of glue into a plasic or metal bowl.
Mix in the shaving cream, the lotion, the soap and the baby powder. The shaving cream makes the slime more fluffy and the lotion makes it smooth, and more stretchy. I’m not sure what the soap and powder does but it seems to work. Mix it all together with a popsicle stick.
Next, add your food coloring. Stir until the colors are mixed in well.
Now, this is the big step. This is when that gluey-soapy-creamy-lotion mixture will quickly turn into SLIME.
Slowly pour drops of your Borax solution into your gluey-soapy-creamy-lotion mixture. And only a few drops at a time. Stir it with your popsicle stick between pours. Keep adding drops of the Borax solution until it gets to almost the right consistency. We only ended up using about 1/8 cup of the solution. When the slime is still very sticky but too difficult to stir with the stick, then you just have to get your hands dirty and work with the slime. Playing with the slime and stretching it will help get the consistency less sticky. So don’t use too much Borax solution!
I’m not sure exactly how much slime this recipe makes but it’s enough to ooze out of a little girls hands – and the perfect amount to play with!
Place them in small containers to store easily.
I hope you enjoyed this gooey recipe for fun!