How to Make Slime

Making slime is a fun and popular DIY activity. Here’s a basic recipe for making slime at home:


  • White school glue (4-6 ounces)
  • Water (1/4 cup)
  • Borax powder (1/2 teaspoon)
  • Food coloring (optional)
  • Glitter (optional)


  1. Prepare the Borax Solution:
    • In a separate container, mix 1/2 teaspoon of borax powder with 1/4 cup of warm water. Stir until the borax is completely dissolved. This is your borax solution.
  2. Prepare the Glue Mixture:
    • In a mixing bowl, pour 4-6 ounces of white school glue. If you want a larger batch of slime, you can adjust the amounts accordingly.
  3. Add Color and Glitter (Optional):
    • If you want colored or glittery slime, add a few drops of food coloring and/or glitter to the glue. Mix well until you achieve your desired color.
  4. Slowly Add Borax Solution:
    • Gradually add the borax solution to the glue mixture while stirring continuously. Add it a little at a time and mix well.
    • Keep adding the borax solution until the slime starts to form and pull away from the sides of the bowl. You may not need to use all of the solution.
  5. Knead the Slime:
    • Once the slime has formed, take it out of the bowl and knead it with your hands. This helps to improve its texture and consistency.
  6. Store in an Airtight Container:
    • After playing with the slime, store it in an airtight container to keep it from drying out.


  • If the slime is too sticky, you can add a little more borax solution. If it’s too stiff, you can knead in a few drops of water.
  • Be cautious with small children, as slime should not be ingested. Always supervise young kids during this activity.
  • It’s important to wash your hands after making and playing with slime.
  • If you want to make different types of slime (like fluffy slime, clear slime, etc.), you can find various recipes online that use different ingredients and techniques.

Enjoy your homemade slime!

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