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Easy, Homemade Slime

Slime, what kid doesn’t like to get messy and play with homemade slime? It’s a different texture, like nothing else I have ever touched. I don’t remember ever playing with slime as a child, I loved silly putty though. I admit, I played with this a for a few minutes before putting it away for the girls to play with after their nap. It’s a fun way to past time with your kids.

Easy homemade Slime

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Let’s make some of this homemade slime and have fun with your kids today. You can make whatever color you and your kids wants. Have some fun!

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How to make slime

Using warm water, mix together one cup of water, and the 1 tsp of borax. Mix so that the borax dissolves.

Mix together your half cup of water, and your half cup of glue together. If you are using food color now is the time to do so. If you use clear glue, it is going to be really nice. You can also add in glitter too!

Homemade slime

Mix the two together. I wish I could have gotten a picture of the glue mixing with the borax/water solution as I poured the glue in. A quick stir and you have slime! It really takes next to no stirring for this part.

Homemade slime

There was still water left in the cup after mixing the two together, so don’t worry if you have left-over water.

No fail homemade slime recipe.

Slime

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

What kid doesn't like to get messy and play with homemade slime? This recipe is easy to make and never fails! Just try it and see.

Materials

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp borax
  • 1/2 cup glue
  • 1/2 cup water
  • food coloring - optional
  • glitter -optional

Tools

  • a bowl
  • measuring cup

Instructions

    1. Using warm water, mix together one cup of water, and the 1 tsp of borax.
    2. Mix so that the borax dissolves.
    3. Mix together your half cup of water, and your half cup of glue together. If you are using food color now is the time to do so. If you use clear glue, it is going to be really nice. You can also add in glitter too!
    4. Mix the two together. I wish I could have gotten a picture of the glue mixing with the borax/water solution as I poured the glue in. A quick stir and you have slime! It really takes next to no stirring for this part.

Notes

There was still water left in the cup after mixing the two together, so don't worry if you have left-over water.

I forgot to add glitter while was making the slime this time around, but we flattened out the slime, sprinkled some glitter on top and then folded it in. And it worked amazingly well. A lot better than I thought it would to be honest, I was picturing a big mess.

It feels a bit wet to the touch, but isn’t wet.

No fail Homemade Slime Recipe

This recipe never fails me. I made it three times in a row, one batch per child and it turned out great each time even with me paying close attention to how much we were adding. It was our first time making this slime with clear glue, and it is so much prettier.

A couple years ago I did a homemade slime party for one of the kids’ birthday, outside. I played around with at least half a dozen different recipes and this is the only recipe that works every time for me.

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