Introduction: SLIME!!!

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Slime is very simple and fun to make. Watch our step by step instructions to make your own slime.

Step 1: Making Borax Solution

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1 tbl spoon of borax to 1 cup of water

Step 2: Glue Mix

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mix 3 tbl spoons of water to 1/2 inch amount of glue in a plastic cup and mix well

Step 3: Color Glue Water Mix

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add few drops of food coloring to the glue mix
then stir
then add 2 tbl spoons of the borax mix to the colored glue mix
let sit for about 2 mins and
you have playable slime

Step 4: Safety Tip

do not eat this mix
and keep it off your carpet, hair etc
have fun.


Sprinclez (author)2017-03-20

thx works sooooooooooooo well

Maroon 3 (author)2017-03-05

very sticky!!!!

Maroon 3 (author)2017-03-05

COOL!!!!!!!!!!! thank you for this!!!

Robobvious (author)2007-09-09

Borax is a volatile substance as I recall, can I still find it in a local supermarket or would I have to find a specialty store... of volatile chemicals. Also is it safe to reuse anything the borax touched?

wilcar12 (author)Robobvious2016-11-20

Yes! But of course you have to wash it thouroughly.

symsyd (author)Robobvious2007-09-10

Borax can be found in almost any grocery store (in the laundry detergent isle). It is a multi purpose cleaner, and is not to be ingested or come in contact with the eye (when in powder form). When the borax is mixed into the solution it is quite safe, just don't eat the slime. It does not contain phosphates or chlorine.

Robobvious (author)symsyd2007-09-12

Thanks symsyd, and kewl instructable btw. But I was wondering too, in your video you mixed borax with water, then used that water in each of the plastic cups, and added more borax, is there a reason for doing it like this?

symsyd (author)Robobvious2007-09-13

watch it again there are 3 plastic cups and i mesuring cup...the 3rd plastic cus had just plain water the mesuring cup had the borax water mix and the other 2 cups were red and blue glue water mixes.

westfw (author)Robobvious2007-09-12

It's not "volatile." In fact, it's a mineral mined from the ground...

Robobvious (author)westfw2007-09-12

I just mean it's not something you should eat or get in your eyes, the same goes for any other cleaning detergent I believe.

Lithium Rain (author)2007-11-23

is this a very sticky slime if it heats up-like silly putty? does it harden ever?

wilcar12 (author)Lithium Rain2016-11-20

No. Even if you freeze your slime, It will thaw sooner or later. You just have to have a little bit of patience.

robyshot (author)2008-01-16

what kind of glue did u use? cause i tried with vinylic one but it does not work

wilcar12 (author)robyshot2016-11-20

Elmers Glue clear or white basic school glue will do perfectly fine though.

thedog458 (author)2008-05-02

wat is boarx?

wilcar12 (author)thedog4582016-11-20

It is a type of landry booster. This should be found in all stores.

BraisedDuck (author)2009-07-20

I thought borax was a kind of salt.Oh, and is school glue okay?

wilcar12 (author)BraisedDuck2016-11-20

Yes or you could use anytype of pva glue. That should work!

robyshot (author)2008-01-16

what kind of glue did you use? because i used the vynilic one but it doesn't mix wery well it does not come fluid

I'm pretty sure elmer's glue

ravi936 (author)robyshot2009-02-26


A is for Anarchy (author)2009-05-11

try putting it in a balloon- for a cheap stress ball :)

mastercreator (author)2008-09-02

its a laundry detergent booster its at all stores

SigmaII (author)2008-04-27

I remember making this as a kid. But instead of using Elmer's white glue I used a gel glue also made by Elmer's. Using that it gave me an end results similar in texture to silly putty.

ImCateB (author)2008-01-12

Having Borax (Boric Acid) come in direct contact with skin is not a good thing. A local new anchor recommended people use it as treament for fleas by sprinkling on your carpets. When 20 Mule Team the makers of Borax found out, they asked him to retract his recommendations. Because can be toxic, and it was never manufactured with the intent of direct contact with the skin.

ruizuhia (author)2007-11-10

Thank you very much for this video. My son is really happy with his slime!!!

andy60 (author)2007-09-11

nice instructable thanks :D

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