Unusual Use of Baking Soda and Tide for a Sparkly Slimy Summer




About: Just a small girl with big dreams.

Slime fascinates me. Who isn't fascinated by it at 11? I was the one who started the slime fad at my school. After reading stories of accidents involved making slime with borax, I was determined to make perfect slime with perfectly safe household ingredients. After several trials with different things in our house, now I can make super cool slime every time using baking soda, Tide, and glitter glue of course. In this Instructable, I'm going to show you how to make sparkly slime so get ready for the fun!

Step 1: Ingredients and Tools


1/4 cup Elmer's Classic glitter glue

1 tbsp baking soda

1 tsp Tide Clean Breeze detergent

1 tsp water


Not much, just 1/4 cup measuring cup, measuring spoons, a cup or bowl and a stick to stir.

Step 2: Measure, Mix, and Massage

Measure out the glue, then add the baking soda to the glue.

Mix them well.

Add Tide detergent, mix well. It should feel close to the real thing now.

Add water to help get the mass off the bowl, knead it between two hands over a piece of waterproof fabric or plastic for a few minutes.

Tada! There you have it!

Step 3: What Now?

Have fun with it of course. You can wear it as a curly bracelet, what a fashion statement! Or turn it into a jump rope, try jumping rope with it. My friend and me had tons of fun with it. You don't see her because I didn't get to ask her for permission to show her in photos before publishing this article. What manipulations will you do with it?

Have a fun sparkly slimy summer! Please vote it for Unusual Uses Challenge contest if you like it. Thanks a lot!



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    7 Discussions


    Question 11 months ago

    what do you add if its too sticky?


    1 year ago

    Great Instructable! I'm amazed by how far you can stretch it!


    1 year ago

    Fun! I will be trying this soon! Thanks for posting!


    1 year ago

    Excellent Instructable! Better than a lot of adult write-ups! I look forward to seeing what you create next!