• The slime will wash off the bowl, spoon, and your hands very easily.
• For thicker slime, add more saline solution. For a slimier texture, add less saline.
• Recipe makes one nice blob of slime, about 1 cup. May double or triple the recipe as needed.
Optional Mix ins:
• Food coloring
• Scented oils
• Glitter (jumbo glitter is far less messy than regular glitter)
• Mini styrofoam balls
Tip 1: So many glue choices! While you may use the original white school glue, clear is fun and works well with the larger glitter (looks great and avoids the fine dust of traditional glitter getting everywhere). The colored glue is really fun too, and with that, there’s no need to use messy food coloring. Be sure to use Elmer’s glue, as some lesser quality glues may not work as well.
Tip 2: For “fluffy slime,” mix in 3 cups of shaving cream instead of the water.
Tip 3: Activator is sold in craft stores (Elmer’s sells a small bottle called Magical Liquid), although contact lens solution works just as well. Just look at the label and make sure the saline solution contains boric acid and sodium borate. I have noticed that the activator leaves a slight residue on your hands (which washes off), that the lens solution does not.
Tip 4: If you wish to use food coloring, stir it into the glue and get the color you like before adding the saline, as it’s harder to mix in when the slime begins to thicken. Also, in this case, avoid using wooden spoons or other things that will stain. And for more color choices, gel food coloring is available at many craft stores and online. Look for Wilton brand.