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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 About.com, 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.

Materials:

*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,
OR
*Plastic soda bottle
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Techno Boy made it!3 months ago

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

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

BikeHacker4 months 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...

afehrer7 months ago
oh man!!!! I'm gonna prank the hell outta my husband and boys tomorrow! Thanks for this!!!!
wsam5319698 months ago
my son and I love this stuff.
any suggestions as to where one could find that acrylic tubing?
Neo Sund1 year ago
can you use something other than borax?
Is it bouncy
patbking1 year ago
Will the glow stick explode if you put it in the microwave to long
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?
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!1 year 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)  txCWS1 year 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!1 year ago
Hi, King of Random. My brother and I just made your slime and it's awesome!

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The King of Random (author)  KneXtreme1 year 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)  KneXtreme1 year ago
Thank you!
crios421 year 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)  crios421 year 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!
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.
I think you're right :) Yuck! :D
pocuso1 year ago
oh almost forgot can any type of borax work? and thanks for posting the slime vid it is seriously sticky!
The King of Random (author)  pocuso1 year ago
As far as I know, borax is borax. It's a brand name and I don't know of any other. Let me know if that's not correct.

Thanks!
pocuso1 year ago
hey can i put any food coloring? or only green and yellow because i was thinking about putting purple or orange.
The King of Random (author)  pocuso1 year ago
Your imagination is the limit! Have fun with purple or orange!
hi there i really like this project and would like to make the ninja turtle ooze but sadly i do not have any borax is there any other possible things you can use? thx!
Do you have access to liquid starch? I've heard that works?
We home school our kids, I used this project to teach my son about measurements. He loved it and I was glad it turned out well. :)
That's perfect! Thanks for following up on your project success, and congratulations!
abys103831 year ago
This is sooo awesome I am a huge fan of the teenage mutant ninja turtles so this is awesome for me, thank you so much for posting this.
The King of Random (author)  abys103831 year ago
You're welcome, and thanks so much for your comment letting me know! :D
This was awesome. Kids went crazy over it! Thanks for this.!
You're welcome, and thanks for your comment letting me know you tried it!!
agis681 year ago
I don 't like slime (I have problem with colloids) but i like the box u used.....where u get the black cups?
The King of Random (author)  agis681 year ago
Thanks. The black caps I got from Home Depot. I believe they were 2" clean-out adaptors and 2" plugs. I'm curious, you say you have a problem with colloids. Does that mean you don't drink milk?
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