This is our first-ever attempt at SLIME!!! Little Brother has been begging to make some “goop” ever since he first played with it at preschool this past school year. I was inspired by the Polka Dot Slime from Fun at Home with Kids and decided that this star-spangled slime was the perfect way to.
The more you do this, the more "stout" the slime becomes to a point. Find a block of Styrofoam, about 1by 6 by 6 inches 25xxmm - not at all critical , and rub it on your hair or a wool sweater, or a cat, etc. Pour one cup ml of distilled water into the bowl and add 1 teaspoon 5ml of borax powder. Gel type glues Over the past few years several brands of gel type glues have been introduced.
Combine equal parts of liquid starch and school glue and mix well to combine. Yep, it's that simple. There are two options for this rainbow slime recipe.
Make small batches, mixing the color in immediately. We chose to make a huge bowl of white slime and add the color in later. Adding the color in afterwards does require quite a bit of extra hand mixing. JZ was so eager to play with the new slime, and I didn't have the heart to make him wait.
He played with the white slime for over an hour on Sunday when we made it.
I added the color later that day. Didn't it turn out beautifully? JZ and J-Bug 4 could hardly wait to dig their hands in the colorful slime.
They were so cute when they asked me if they could mix the colors. As if I would really make this beautiful rainbow slime and tell them to carefully keep the colors separate. That would be mean! The only variations are in the solution concentrations, and in the ratios that the solutions are mixed together.
This would be app. The glue to water ratio is almost always 1: This really won't effect the viscosity, however, the amount of water that the slime retains does effect its "stickiness".
The typical glue to Borax solution ratio is 1: I have seen them as high as 7: If you want to experiment with making different consistencies of slime, I would suggest two things. First, measure everything metrically, if possible. This makes it much simpler to keep track of concentrations and ratios.
Experiment with increasing and decreasing the concentration of Borax solution, all else being the same. The more concentrated the Borax, the more viscous the outcome. You can actually produce something like a hard rubber ball if the concentration is correct.
The lower the concentration, and the closer you approach a wet, sticky liquid. Keep notes so you can repeat the results that you like.
If you can't quite get the consistency you want, vary the amount of water that goes into the mix. Boric acid and borax method This formula uses both boric acid and borax to produce a slime that seems drier and stiffer.
Mix a solution of ml water preferably distilled10ml rubbing alcohol, and 1 to 2ml boric acid powder. Mix well 20 - 30ml of this solution with approximately 50ml of white glue.
Make a borax solution of 1 - 2ml borax to ml water. Add the borax solution a teaspoon or so at a time to the glue mixture. Stir continuously, adding borax solution until the desired consistency is reached. As with the other white glue slimes, kneading will make the slime drier and more viscous.
If the slime feels too wet or sticky after kneading, knead in a little more of the borax solution. Gel type glues Over the past few years several brands of gel type glues have been introduced. Most of these make excellent slimes, and are able to be stretched into large, clear membranes.
These slimes can be made to be very elastic and have a nice color and consistency. I have personally experimented with Elmer's School Glue Gel, but there are several similar products available from other manufacturers.
Use the quick and easy method or the boric acid and borax method, above.
If they are a little sticky when they are stored, they will tend to be stickier after a while. If this happens, see the following paragraph. Slime overly sticky or runny? If your white glue or gel glue based slime is too sticky or thin runnyfirst try kneading it for a while.
Working it in your hands will help to mix things up better, as well as remove some of the moisture. If it is still not quite right, mix 1 part borax with 10 parts water.
Dunk the slime into this solution, remove and knead. The more you do this, the more "stout" the slime becomes to a point. PVA Slime This is often referred to as "institutional" or "commercial" slime.
This is the type that is generally found in toy stores. It is a little trickier to make, not quite as safe, and more difficult to get the main ingredient for polyvinyl alcohol than is the Elmer's slime. But it produces a superior slime.
Longer lasting, more transparent, and with a visual and tactile appeal that is more, well, "slimy".It helps to have a heated magnetic laboratory stirrer don't use one of your good kitchen saucepans - it's best to use Pyrex lab ware. JZ and J-Bug 4 could hardly wait to dig their hands in the colorful slime. The standard ratio is 5 parts PVA solution to 1 part Borax solution. This makes it much simpler to keep track of concentrations and ratios.
Assuming you can get hold of PVA, it is a fairly simple process to make slime. Wear a mask and have plenty of ventilation when doing this!
It helps to have a heated magnetic laboratory stirrer don't use one of your good kitchen saucepans - it's best to use Pyrex lab ware. Slowly, gradually, mix the PVA into the distilled water. Heat it slowly, stirring the whole while, until the PVA goes into solution.
This will take 15 minutes or more. Do not let it boil. Once cool, the solution can be stored in a stoppered bottle. It should go into solution without heating. This can also be stored in a stoppered bottle. Mix the two solutions in a glass or ceramic bowl.
Do not use plastic. Start with the PVA solution, and stir in the coloring, if used, and borax solution. The standard ratio is 5 parts PVA solution to 1 part Borax solution. This works well, but ratios have been quoted bother slime makers as 6: Store in a sealed container.
No need to refrigerate. Keep it clean and it should last indefinitely. It is almost certainly more expensive to purchase the glue than it would be to purchase the PVA, but, if you do happen to have a bottle around the house that you probably wouldn't use otherwise, it should work check the ingredients!
PVA is also sold as a mold release agent for fiberglass molding, etc. Check with supply houses for molding, boat repair, or auto painting. Also, some soluble bags used in hospitals are made of PVA. If anyone knows how to make slime from these, I would like to hear about it.
Guar gum Slime This produces a good slime, but is tricky to make, and guar gum must be purchased from a chemical supplier. The guar solution is made by adding a measure of guar gum to distilled water and stirring to dissolve.
It will thicken more if you bring it to a simmer for a few minutes.Inspired by biological design and self-organizing systems, artist Heather Barnett co-creates with physarum polycephalum, a eukaryotic microorganism that lives in cool, moist areas. What can people learn from the semi-intelligent slime mold? Watch this talk to find out.
Skim off the scum that forms on top and allow to cool. Of all the slime recipes I have collected over the years, none vary so widely in concentrations and proportions as those involving guar gum. Experiment with the guar solution concentration as well as the ratio that the two concentrations are mixed together until you get the consistency you want.
To mix, pour the guar gum solution in a bowl preferably glass; not plasticadd coloring if you so desire a few of drops of food coloring works, and then add the Borax solution.WATER SLIME! 💦 Testing NO GLUE Water Slime!
Guar gum slime improves with age, so let it sit a couple of days for it to be at its peak sliminess. If some happens to get in the carpet, try cleaning with a little vinegar, followed by water.
Cornstarch Cornstarch makes a classic, sticky, messy slime. It is insanely simple to make. There are only 2 ingredients, dry cornstarch and water food coloring optional. The lines are very thin between dry cornstarch, slime, and cloudy white starch water, so mix slowly and add the water only a little at a time.
This stuff will make a mess, no matter how careful you are. Start with 2 parts cornstarch in a bowl now is the time to add the food coloring.
Slowly, add 1 part water, mixing with your hands there really is no other way to get all of the powder wet.