Most people love to play with squishy things. Slime is an amazing toy to play with. It is so much fun. It can gross people out, but the texture it has is so much fun to play with! Slime has an incredibly interesting science behind too! So making slime is a fun activity as well as a learning activity. Everybody wants to know how to make slime. Scroll down below to find my top recipes on how to make a slime!
How to Make Slime – Simple Method
This is one of the easiest methods of my guide How to Make Slime. It is a very standard method, and many people use it. This recipe uses some glue and borax powder. Borax is a kind of cleaning agent.
So before diving into the How to Make A Slime with borax guide, get your hands on the following:
- Borax (Also known as sodium tetraborate)
- Some water
- Two different bowls
- Food coloring
You can take any kind of food coloring. The food coloring will determine the color of your slime. So, once you have gathered these ingredients, head on over to How to Make A Slime guide!
Now, let us go into detail about how to make a slime with these!
- First things first, take a bowl and mix a good amount of glue in it. Add around a quarter of the glue bottle with an equal amount of water. If you want your slime to have color, now would be the best time to add any food coloring you want.
- Now, add 1/4th cup of the Borax solution into the glue and water mixture. Once you add it, start to stir it. Make sure you stir slowly. You will notice that the mixture is becoming more and more slimy with each stir. Keep stirring and checking the consistency.
- Next, you have to do some hard work. Keep stirring and keep kneading it as much as you can! Use your hands if you want. When you have done enough, you will know by the consistency of the slime.
- That is it! Your slime is ready! Make sure you store it in a cling wrap in the fridge!
The glue has polyvinyl acetate inside it. It is a liquid polymer. When you add borax to this solution, it binds the polymer molecules together. It creates the slime! Interesting isn’t it?
How to Make Slime – Super Slime Method
It is the method I use to make the super slime. This kind of slime is usually used for special effects in movies! Pretty cool huh?
To make this super slime, get your hands on some:
- PVA(Also known as Polyvinyl alcohol)
- Borax powder
- A jar or a beaker
- Food coloring
Now, follow the How to Make A Slime guide below to make your very own super slime!
- First, pour half a cup of the PVA solution into a beaker or a jar. You can put all the food coloring right now if you wish. Add the coloring and whisk it.
- Next, add two teaspoons of Borax powder into the PVA solution. Once this is done, you can start stirring the mixture slowly. Keep stirring, and eventually, the slime will form! Keep this in a dry place, inside a fridge, covered in cling wrap. Make sure it is not consumed! The fridge will ensure it does not dry out or mold.
Here, the phenomenon is similar to the one above. The PVA is a liquid polymer. When you add the Borax to the mix, the hydrogen in it forms bonds with oxygen present in the PVA. It creates your gooey and goopy blob of slime. This slime will remold itself when you put it on a flat surface. That is it! That is how you make a slime! Super slime is super easy and as to make,
How to Make Slime – Milk Slime Method
Maybe you can’t put your hands on PVA or Borax right now. That is totally fine! You can make a very cool slime even out of milk! That is correct! This slime is out of milk! Just follow my guide on how to make a slime from milk!
To make milk slime, make sure you have the following ingredients at hand:
- Skim Milk
- Baking Soda
- Coffee Filter
To make the milk slime, set aside around 7 teaspoons of milk in a bowl. In this bowl, pour in a single tablespoon of vinegar. Once you have done this, simply stir. Stirring for a while will result in the formation of lumps.
Once the solid lumps have formed, let them sink to the bottom of the bowl. Now, use the coffee filter to filter out the lumps and drain the rest. You can now put around 1/4th tablespoon baking powder on the lump.
Next, start kneading it with your hands it till it forms a slimy gooey milk slim. That is it! Your milk slime is complete.
Casein is a protein found in milk. It also has qualities that make it an ideal addition to adhesives and glues. Putting vinegar in milk results in separation of casein from milk. This further leads to casein lumps. This results in the formation of our milk slime!
How to Make Slime – Cornstarch Slime Method
Here is another guide on How to Make A Slime, To make a slime that you can complete without using PVA or Borax! This slime is slightly different. It will resemble quicksand. Cornstarch Slime is also known as the quicksand slime! It is just as much fun.
To begin, you need simple ingredients like:
- A bowl
This is the simplest recipe out of the lot. To begin making the slime, combine a small amount of water with the cornstarch, The desired ratio that you want is 2:1. Two cups of cornstarch and one cup of water. Mix it in small batches till you reach the desired consistency. This consistency feels like honey or syrup.
Once you reach that consistency, rest an object on the top of the mixture. You can also use your hands. Your hand should gradually sink into the slime.
Now, it is time to experiment and find the perfect combination. Play with the slime, pull some out, punch it and slap it. If some of the slime splatters when you do these, add more cornstarch.
That is it. That is how to make a cornstarch slime. This slime behaves exactly as quicksand would. Slowly moving your hand through it is easy and it feels like liquid. But the minute you try to move your hand fast, it hardens.
We can explain the above phenomenon as,
The stream and development of a liquid are influenced by its thickness, or how sticky and thick it is. Quicksand and the cornstarch-water blend are both non-Newtonian liquids. Non-Newtonian consistency changes with the kind of power connected to it.
The consistency of Newtonian liquids, (for example, water and nectar, which pursue Sir Isaac Newton’s law of viscosity) is reliant just on the temperature and weight of the liquid, not the power connected to it. For example, warm nectar (less gooey) streams considerably more unreservedly than chilly nectar (thicker).
I hope my guide on how to make a slime was helpful. I hope you guys can make tons of cool slimes! If you have anymore Slime Recipes then do share with us.