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Step 1: Watch the Video!

Hey, look at this! There's a broken canister of mutant ooze leaking down into the sewers! But don't worry because this sticky slime is non-toxic, and it's so easy to make, a 3 year old can do it!

Watch this video to see how!

Step 2: Gather These Materials

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Inspired by Dr. Anne Helmenstine with, my kids and I found, and slightly modified, a recipe for making slime!

My kids went crazy for it! It's great stuff because it's basically harmless and extremely easy to make. So easy in fact, that my little 3-year-old did it himself (with a little coaching, of course).

If you'd like to make it at home, here's how we did it!

Step 1: Gather Your Materials

You will need:

* 1/2 teaspoon borax laundry booster (Found in grocery stores in the laundry detergent section)
* 5 ounces clear school glue (Usually in the craft section of some grocery stores, or stores like Wal-Mart)
* Green and yellow food coloring
* Water

Step 3: Make The Solutions

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 Make Solution "A"

In one container, mix:

* 1 cup of warm water
* 1/2 tsp of borax

Stir to dissolve as much as possible.

Make Solution "B"

In a separate container, mix together:

* 1/2 cup of water
* Entire 5 oz bottle of clear glue

* Stir in 2 drops of green food coloring
* Stir in 5 drops of yellow food coloring

Step 4: Mix the Solutions

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Pour Solution "A" into Solution "B"

And right before your eyes will magically appear a gooey green flubber!

Holding this in front of a light makes it look like some sort of creepy alien experiment!

Step 5: Make a Cool Ooze Canister

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I wanted to make a fun container for this ooze, and using these materials, came up with this one.


*2 black 2" ABS clean-out adaptors
*2 black 2" ABS plugs from Home Depot.

For the tube;

*2" tube of acrylic (7" tall) works best,
*Plastic soda bottle
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mrscavazos9 months ago
Just made this for my stepsons ninja turtle party...only problem is mine was very watery.
Make more borax water next time. Add it a little bit at a time so you don't turn it into a bouncy ball. months ago

hey king i dont have borax in my country so idk what to make it out of
anyway good job

Search for "fabric softener slime"
spatuladle made it!5 months ago

Your videos are awesome. I made this about an hour ago. I couldn't find clear glue so I used white glue. It also doesn't seem as slimy but it is still really awesome!


Have you ever tried making slime bubbles? They are really cool and you basically just flatten the slime and put it on a pvc pipe and blow through. Super cool

altui6 months ago

i love your youtube channel

BrittneyS made it!6 months ago

I made this just a few moments ago.

teshcreations7 months ago

My brother and I made this for a Christmas present for our younger sister. The only clear glue we could find was BiC School Glue Clear Gel, from Spotlight. It worked out really well! It was going to be too expensive to find similar adaptors and plugs, so we just used PVC pipe caps, and glued one to one end of the tube and used the other one as a top to put on and off.

Any idea how long it keeps wanted to make it today for
My sons birthday party next weekend?

i love the ooze thx

Zappzipper9 months ago

hey grant thanks for the great instructable i love your vids on you tube but i wanted to know if you have a kik or instagram you use be cause im making a new youtube and im announcing all the prop and stuff on there so thanks for the instructable and c u soon on youtube i mean :D

any suggestions as to where one could find that acrylic tubing?

im late but home depot

Techno Boy made it!1 year ago

Hey Grant , Thanks for recipe... Here is mine


bro that looks so cool

very fun! i tried this out and i was sticky and slimy and gross. i love it!

BikeHacker1 year ago

I just made this awesome stuff. I love it!!!

My party

Thanks for the thing! I needed it for a science project and I think im going to ask my mom to buy this stuff. Im also going to add something to make it glow...

afehrer1 year ago
oh man!!!! I'm gonna prank the hell outta my husband and boys tomorrow! Thanks for this!!!!
wsam5319691 year ago
my son and I love this stuff.
Neo Sund1 year ago
can you use something other than borax?
Is it bouncy
patbking2 years ago
Will the glow stick explode if you put it in the microwave to long
thirsty12582 years ago
Thx for this! I have tried it twice and while it comes out ok its not nearly as nice as yours. Mine tends to be more watery in the bowl and then more solid once out of the water. It becomes more like a jello feel but my son still loves it. Any ideas?
The King of Random (author)  thirsty12582 years ago
Thanks! You could try adding more Borax until the texture is the way you want it?
dude. that was one of the most awesome instructables ever! partly because its so simple and partly I LOVE slime. U should sell this because personally, its 3x better than any other slime I have ever had
I'm glad you liked it and had such great success! Thanks for your comment!
txCWS made it!2 years ago
too cold this afternoon to go out...make slime/ooze works instead! Used Neon food coloring, the pink came out a little too red for my daughter, but next week she wants to make purple.
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The King of Random (author)  txCWS2 years ago
Hey, that looks really great! Keeping in those air tight containers is a good idea. I've had mine for over 8 months and it's still as good as new .. only all the air bubbles are gone.
KneXtreme made it!2 years ago
Hi, King of Random. My brother and I just made your slime and it's awesome!

The King of Random (author)  KneXtreme2 years ago
That looks pretty awesome!!! If you make a little video of it, I'd like you to add it to my video as a video response on YouTube. :) Thanks for your message!
Your welcome. When I get time this weekend I'll upload a video.
The King of Random (author)  KneXtreme2 years ago
Thank you!
crios422 years ago
How long is the slime good for? Can you stick it in a plastic container and take it out a few days later to play with? Great instructional.
The King of Random (author)  crios422 years ago
Yes. I've had mine in an air tight plastic container for over 6 months and over time the air bubbles all settled out and it became even more smooth and slimy. I took it out and played with it for about 10 minutes and it returned to exactly the way it was when I first made it. Thanks for asking!
Honda Enoch2 years ago
I like the clear glue effect and it works great with the glow sticks. But I thing white glue would give more of a mucus slime effect. :)
If you are looking for a mucus/slime effect, white is the way to go. It was much more gooey, I'm not sure the white glue coalesced as much as the clear glue. Our kids much preferred the clear glue for it's play-doh like consistency.
The King of Random (author)  Honda Enoch2 years ago
I think you're right :) Yuck! :D
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