• Kirstie

Superstar Slime Recipes



When it comes to kid’s crafts, homemade slime is one of the best ideas! It’s easy, quick and super inexpensive. Making homemade slime is an easy and fun sort of science experiment to keep the kids busy. Once you’ve mastered the basic technique, there’s no limit to the ideas you can come up with together.


Include it as an activity at your kids’ next birthday party. You can then give it away in party bags or put together ready-made pots. You can make it pastel, bright tones, add glitter for a sparkle effect, mix colors for unicorn, rainbow or other multi-tone variations.


To start you off we’ve come up with a few ideas: fluffy slime, unicorn slime, galaxy slime, gloze slime, and oobleck slime. This slime makes the perfect sensory toy and is safe for little hands to make but do remember that it isn’t edible, so keep an eye on youngsters.


Fluffy Slime

Ingredients

  • 2/3 Cup White Elmer's Glue

  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda

  • 1/4 Cup Water

  • 2-3 Cups Shaving Cream

  • Liquid Food Coloring (optional)

  • 1.5 tablespoons Contact Lens Solution

*Important: your brand of contact lens solution must have boric acid and sodium borate in the ingredient list. This is what interacts with the glue to form the slime.


Instructions

  1. Add your white glue to a bowl.

  2. Add you water and baking soda and then mix.

  3. Add your shaving cream and mix. The more shaving cream you add, the fluffier it will be. You may need to add more contact lens solution if you make it with 3 cups. 

  4. Add your food coloring until you are satisfied with the color. Mix.

  5. Now slowly add in your contact solution 1 tablespoon at a time, knead for 5 minutes and then add in the 1/2 tablespoon after kneading for some time. The slime will be very sticky when you're kneading - and that's normal!

  6. If you find it still too sticky - add some baby oil or lotion to your hands. You can also add in more contact lens solution if you still find it too sticky. Just a little bit at a time. We like to add an extra teaspoon at a time until it stops sticking. If you add too much the slime may become too hard and won't be as stretchy to play with.

Unicorn Slime

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle of Elmer's glitter glues 6 oz. - we used pink and blue and repeated the recipe 2 times. Note: we made this with Elmer's glitter glue. Do not substitute with other glue as the make-up may not be the same and the recipe may not work

  • Pink, Gold, and Blue Glitter - use lots of glitter to get the same shiny effect.

  • 1/2 teaspoon of Baking Soda

  • 1½ TBSP of Contact lens solution.

*Important: your brand of contact lens solution must have boric acid in the ingredient list. This is what interacts with the glue to form the slime.

  • Optional: Add 2 TBSP of water to the glue if you'd like stretcher slime.

Instructions

  1. Get a bowl to mix your slime ingredients in.

  2. Pour your entire 6 oz. Elmer's Glitter glue into the bowl.

  3. Add your baking soda and mix in thoroughly.

  4. Now add your glitter in and continue to mix.

  5. Slowly add in your contact lens solution (reminder: your contact lens solution should contain boric acid or your slime will not form). Add it in slowly and mix if possible so that you can adjust and ensure you do not add too much.

  6. Now mix until your slime forms and begins to harden. Take it out and knead, knead, knead. You may be surprised how much you need to knead to really make the slime form. If it's not the desirable consistency keep kneading. If you find it to still be too sticky, add a little bit of lotion or baby oil to your hands. 

Galaxy Slime

Ingredients

  • 1 Bottle of Elmer’s Glitter Glue (6 oz.).  We used black, blue, purple and pink. Note: We have only tested this with Elmer’s glitter glue other brands may not work.

  • 1 TBSP or more (up to 1 cup) water which will make your slime stretchier. This is optional.

  • Silver glitter

  • 1/2 TBSP Baking Soda

  • 1½ TBSP of Contact lens solution.

*Important: your brand of contact lens solution must contain boric acid and sodium borate.

Instructions

  1. Get a bowl to mix your slime ingredients in.

  2. Pour your entire 6 oz. Elmer's Glitter glue into the bowl.

  3. Add your baking soda and mix in thoroughly.

  4. Now add your glitter in and continue to mix.

  5. Slowly add in your contact lens solution (reminder: your contact lens solution should contain boric acid or your slime will not form). Add it in slowly and mix if possible so that you can adjust and ensure you do not add too much.

  6. Now mix until your slime forms and begins to harden. Take it out and knead, knead, knead. You may be surprised how much you need to knead to really make the slime form. If it's not the desirable consistency keep kneading. If you find it to still be too sticky, add a little bit of lotion or baby oil to your hands. 

  7. This is our favorite part of the galaxy slime – the black glitter glue slime! We added some extra silver glitter to this slime to make it look like it has stars in it. It actually looks like a galaxy with distant stars!

  8. Once you have all of the colors made, you’ll need to line them up together to twist and form your “galaxy”

  9. Twist your slime together now to form your galaxy! Isn’t it pretty? We will note that the more you mix and play with the slime it will turn into one color. But the glitter glue and extra glitter will still make it look galaxy-worthy!

Glooze Slime Recipe



Ingredients

  • Skim milk

  • Vinegar

  • Baking soda

  • A coffee filter

Instructions

  1. Add 7 tablespoons of skim milk to a cup and add 1 tablespoon of vinegar to the milk. Gently stir the mixture until solids have formed.

  2. Let the solids sink to the bottom of the mixture and then drain off the liquid using a filter (a coffee filter works best). Let the solids drain for a few minutes.

  3. Add ¼ teaspoon of baking soda to the solids and knead together to form a slimy mixture from milk.

When you added the vinegar to the milk, it caused the milk’s protein, casein, which is also a polymer, to separate from the liquid part of the milk and clump together to form solids. Casein is used in adhesives, paints, and even plastics. The baking soda neutralizes the acid added, which allows the casein to go back to its liquid form.


Oobleck Slime Recipe


Ingredients

  • Cornstarch

  • Water

  • A big bowl






Instruction

  • In the plastic mixing bowl, combine small amounts of water and cornstarch together to form a mixture that looks like heavy whipping cream and has the consistency of honey. The approximate ratio of the cornstarch to water mixture is 2 cups of cornstarch to 1 cup of water. So if you use all of a regular-sized box of cornstarch (about 16 oz.), you will use about 1½ cups of water. It is best to start with less water and slowly adds it until the desired consistency is reached.

  • After making your mixture, gently lay your hand on the surface of the cornstarch-water mixture. You should notice that your hand sinks in the mixture like you would expect it to do. Move your hand through the mixture, slowly first and then trying to move it really fast. Was it easier to move your hand slowly or quickly through it?

  • If your mixture is deep enough to submerge your entire hand in it, try grabbing a handful of the mixture and pulling your hand out quickly. Then try again, this time relaxing your hand and pulling it out slowly. Did you notice a difference?

  • Try punching the cornstarch-water mixture. (Be careful not to hurt yourself on the bowl!) Make sure to hit the substance hard and pull your fist back quickly. Did the substance splatter everywhere or did it remain in the bowl? (If it splattered, add more cornstarch.)

Whenever you gently and slowly move your hand through the cornstarch-water mixture, it behaves like a liquid. But when you try to move your hand through it quickly or forcefully hit the substance, it behaves like a solid. This cornstarch-water mixture behaves similarly to quicksand.

The flow and movement of a fluid is affected by its viscosity or how sticky and thick it is. Quicksand and the cornstarch-water mixture are both non-Newtonian fluids. Non-Newtonian viscosity changes with the type of force applied to it. The viscosity of Newtonian fluids (such as water and honey, which follow Sir Isaac Newton’s law of viscosity) is dependent only on the temperature and pressure of the fluid, not the force applied to it. For instance, warm honey (less viscous) flows much more freely than cold honey (more viscous).

Since the ability of a non-Newtonian fluid to move depends on the force or stress applied to it, these fluids do not act like ones we are more familiar with (e.g., honey or water). A light pressure, such as pouring or gently pressing the cornstarch-water mixture, allows it to move like a liquid.


We hope you enjoy trying all of these slime recipes. Be sure to tag us on Instagram @CampStarCrest when you make your slime!


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