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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

Picture of making Borax solution
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1 tbl spoon of borax to 1 cup of water
BraisedDuck6 years ago
I thought borax was a kind of salt.Oh, and is school glue okay?
try putting it in a balloon- for a cheap stress ball :)
robyshot7 years ago
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
its a laundry detergent booster its at all stores
thedog4587 years ago
wat is boarx?
SigmaII7 years ago
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.
robyshot7 years ago
what kind of glue did u use? cause i tried with vinylic one but it does not work
ImCateB7 years ago
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.
is this a very sticky slime if it heats up-like silly putty? does it harden ever?
ruizuhia7 years ago
Thank you very much for this video. My son is really happy with his slime!!!
Robobvious8 years ago
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?
symsyd (author)  Robobvious8 years ago
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?
symsyd (author)  Robobvious8 years ago
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.
andy608 years ago
nice instructable thanks :D