Introduction: How to Make Slime

This is how to make fluffy slime!

Step 1: Ingredients

1/2 cup (4 ounces) school glue

1/2 cup (4 ounces) shaving cream

Slightly more than 1 tbsp. cornstarch

Borax (1 teaspoon)

1 cup hot water

Lotion (optional) Food coloring (optional)

Step 2:

Start off by making the borax solution. Take 1 teaspoon (4.9 ml) of borax powder and add it into 1 cup (240 ml) of hot water. Mix it until it's thoroughly dissolved and set aside for later use.

Step 3:

Pour ½ cup (120 ml) of glue into a separate bowl. Add ½ cup (120 ml) of shaving cream into the same bowl as the glue.

Step 4:

Mix until there are no lumps. Add in about 1 tablespoon (15 ml) of cornstarch. The cornstarch helps to thicken the slime and allows it to retain its shape.

Step 5:

Add in food coloring if you want. Go for 2 drops at a time. Mix.

Step 6:

Add 3 teaspoons of the borax mixture to your slime. Stir thoroughly, then continue adding the borax mixture 1-3 teaspoons at a time until the slime is at the consistency you’d like it to be. You will probably not use all of your borax mixture.

Step 7:

Take your slime out of the bowl and knead it on a cutting board or some other hard surface. If the slime is still too sticky, add about 1 teaspoon of the borax mixture and carefully knead it in. If your slime is fluffy, but not very stretchy, add a few pumps of lotion into your slime, rub it into the slime, and then knead it again.

Step 8:

All done! Here's a little fun fact: Slime was first introduced by toy maker Mattel in the winter of 1976.