Introduction: SLIME!!!

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

Step 1: Making Borax Solution

1 tbl spoon of borax to 1 cup of water

Step 2: Glue Mix

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

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.



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    thx works sooooooooooooo well

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

    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?

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

    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.

    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?

    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.

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

    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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    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

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