BASIC WHITE GLUE SLIME

THIS IS AN EASY RECIPE FOR MAKING GLOSSY SLIME. YOU CAN ADAPT IT TO MAKE A VARIETY OF OTHER, MORE ADVANCED SLIMES.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED
Slime-Making Equipment
Large bowl
Mixing tool (spoon, spatula, or stir stick)
Measuring cups and spoons
Airtight container
Ingredients
1 cup (250 ml) white PVA glue (such as Elmer’s School Glue)
An activator (see chart below for details)
Approximately 1/2 cup (125 ml) foaming hand soap
Optional
Color additive
1–3 drops of fragrance oil
Yield: Approximately 14 fluid ounces (440 ml)

HOW MUCH ACTIVATOR DO I NEED?
It depends on which activator you choose! See the recommended amounts to the right. Add no more than 2 tablespoons (30 ml) of activator at a time, and then stir well. Check the consistency of the slime before adding more. The amount of activator you add will affect the consistency; you can adjust it to a consistency you like, or one you want for a specific recipe.

If you add too much activator, your slime will become hard, but if you don’t add enough, it will be too sticky.

If you make a mistake and need to fix your slime, go to the Troubleshooting section.

Remember—only use one type of activator for each batch of slime!

Activator

  • Liquid laundry detergent
  • Liquid starch (such as Sta-Flo)
  • Baking soda + contact lens solution

Recommended Amount

  • 5 to 7 tablespoons (75 to 105 ml)
  • 6 to 8 tablespoons (90 to 120 ml)
  • Add 1 tablespoon (15 ml) baking soda to the slime, then add 1 to 2 tablespoons (15 to 30 ml) contact lens solution. Renu Fresh Multipurpose Solution works well; if you use other brands, you may need to add a lot more.

Slime-Making Equipment
Large bowl
Mixing tool (spoon, spatula, or stir stick)
Measuring cups and spoons
Airtight container
Ingredients
1 cup (250 ml) white PVA glue (such as Elmer’s School Glue)
An activator (see chart below for details)
Approximately 1/2 cup (125 ml) foaming hand soap
Optional
Color additive
1–3 drops of fragrance oil
Yield: Approximately 14 fluid ounces (440 ml)

HOW MUCH ACTIVATOR DO I NEED?
It depends on which activator you choose! See the recommended amounts to the right. Add no more than 2 tablespoons (30 ml) of activator at a time, and then stir well. Check the consistency of the slime before adding more. The amount of activator you add will affect the consistency; you can adjust it to a consistency you like, or one you want for a specific recipe.

If you add too much activator, your slime will become hard, but if you don’t add enough, it will be too sticky.

If you make a mistake and need to fix your slime, go to the Troubleshooting section.

Remember—only use one type of activator for each batch of slime!

Activator
Recommended Amount
Liquid laundry detergent
5 to 7 tablespoons (75 to 105 ml)
Liquid starch (such as Sta-Flo)
6 to 8 tablespoons (90 to 120 ml)
Baking soda + contact lens solution
Add 1 tablespoon (15 ml) baking soda to the slime, then add 1 to 2 tablespoons (15 to 30 ml) contact lens solution. Renu Fresh Multipurpose Solution works well; if you use other brands, you may need to add a lot more.
1. Place the glue in a large bowl. Add foaming hand soap to the glue (see A). If you want, add color and/or fragrance oil (see here and here for some options). Mix thoroughly.

2. Add your activator to the glue in small amounts, no more than 2 tablespoons (30 ml) at a time (see B). See the guidelines for the recommended amounts of each type of activator—be sure to add only one type of activator to each batch of slime.

3. Once the mixture is slightly sticky, start to knead the slime (see C). Dip your fingers in a little activator before kneading so less slime will stick to your hands. Playing with slime is the best way to mix it fully and get the best possible texture.

4. Store the finished slime in an airtight container so it doesn’t dry out. For the best glossy texture, let the slime sit for 2 to 4 days.

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