How To Make Slime

updated Dec 19, 2019
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You never know when you’re going to need a slime recipe- and this one’s a good one- so pin it, bookmark it, copy it, do whatever you have to do to get it in your craft armory. The oozy green gunk will bounce, blow bubbles, drip, and splat with the perfect combination of gross and awesome. The most important part: it uses three simple ingredients and will be ready for play in mere minutes.

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The process is literally dump and stir, so if you’re making slime with a kid who is old enough to hold a spoon, they are old enough to help out! My ingredients yielded about 1 1/2 cups of slime, so just cut the recipe in half if you don’t need quite as much.

What You Need


  • Liquid starch
  • 5oz bottle of school glue (I used clear- glitter glue and white glue also work!)
  • Food coloring


  • Mixing bowl
  • Spoon


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1. Empty the container of glue into a mixing bowl.

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2. Fill the glue bottle just over half full with tap water and add to the mixing bowl.

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3. Add a few drops of food coloring, mix well.

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4. Measure 1/2 cup of liquid starch and slowly add it to your mixture, keeping in mind that depending on the brand of glue you use, you may need a bit more or a bit less starch.

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5. Stir the contents of the bowl so that everything is well-incorporated. If your slime is too sticky, you may need to add a bit more liquid starch.

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That’s all there is to it! Store in a plastic container with a lid in the refrigerator to extend the life of the slime. Have fun!

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