How to Make Slime

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Things You'll Need

  • 1 teaspoon Borax

  • 2 cups water

  • 2 cups white glue

  • Food coloring

  • Bowls

How to Make Slime. Making slime is a fun activity for kids, especially around Halloween. They'll want to hang it from their nose after a fake sneeze, or let it drip from a pretend wound. But making slime shouldn't be just a holiday craft; it's a good activity for your children anytime of the year. So, get out the mixing bowl and get ready for a slimy good time.


Step 1

Dissolve Borax in 1/2 cup of water. Stir the mixture and then set it aside.

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Step 2

Mix 2 cups of white glue with 1 1/2 cups water in another bowl. Add food coloring, if desired. Kids seem to like a nice lime green color, which resembles snot.

Step 3

Pour the Borax solution into the glue mixture. Mix together until a thick gelatin is formed.

Step 4

Knead the slime for about 5 minutes. The more it is kneaded, the drier and less sticky it becomes.

Step 5

Store the slime in a plastic baggie, otherwise it will mold.


Slime can be removed from fabric or other surfaces with warm water, once it has dried.


Slime will find its way into everything! Do not get it in your hair or on your clothes. Do not eat or inhale Borax. Wash hands thoroughly with warm, soapy water after handling Borax.


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