Make your own slime


Playing with slime is very popular with children at the moment. You can edit, knead, press or roll this to your heart's content. However, the absolute hit is to make it yourself at home. Do-it-yourself is popular. It is super easy to make, quick and only requires a few materials that can be found in almost every household. We show how to do it.

The most famous slime recipe

For the most famous recipe you will need the following ingredients:

  • Craft glue (make sure that no superglue is used)
  • liquid detergent or shower foam
  • warm water
  • two glasses
  • food coloring

You can also use food coloring for a particularly unique slime experience. This colors the slime and allows you to create many custom slimes. In addition, accessories such as glitter, pearls or small balls that you can work into the mass are real highlights. For example, a real unicorn slime can be made with glitter.

You mix different colors with glitter and then twist them into each other. A truly memorable slime can also be created by adding glow-in-the-dark color to the mass. This is how it glows in the dark.

For a particularly spooky Halloween slime, you can use bright green or bright orange paint and then incorporate small decorative elements such as spiders, bats or gummy worms.

The Galaxy Slime is also a real eye-catcher. For this you first create slime in the colors blue, purple and pink. Silver glitter is then mixed into each of them and then all three masses are twisted into each other in a spiral. A highlight for your child can also be a magnetic slime. To make this, simply add 2 tablespoons of powdered alum and 2 tablespoons of powdered iron to the basic recipe.

Note: Wenburg Food Colors are NOT suitable for slime preparation as they are too intense.

The preparation

First, fill about a jar with the craft glue. This mass is then mixed with a glass of warm water. You can then add the food coloring. A few drops are enough.

Then work in enough detergent until the slime can be easily removed from your fingers. This usually corresponds to a little more than a cap. Finally, you can knead in any of your accessories and the slime is ready.

However, there are many other recipes without craft glue, which are presented to you in the following section. These are solvent-free and therefore safe for your child.

For example, psyllium husks, which are available in drugstores, can be used as an alternative to craft glue.

Slime recipe without craft glue

150 milliliters of water are filled into a pot and mixed with three tablespoons of the psyllium husk. Food coloring can then be added again. The mixture should then be heated, stirring constantly, until it thickens. As soon as the slime is viscous, it only has to cool down and the mushing can begin. Another option is to use cornstarch.

A quarter liter of water is heated on the stove and mixed with the food coloring and two cups of cornstarch. Then starch is added until the desired consistency of the slime is reached.

Slime storage

You should pack your finished slime airtight, preferably in a resealable plastic bag or in an impermeable container. The packaging is best stored in the refrigerator. To keep the slime clean and last longer, keep it away from dirt and dirty surfaces.

It is also advisable to wash your hands before use. The slime can then usually be kept for several days. However, before a week has passed, you should check whether it is moldy or dirty. If this is the case, it must be disposed of in the garbage.

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