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How To Make Slime for Beginners Step by Step Instructions

How to make slime for beginners

Slime has gained incredible popularity among children and young adults due to its enticing sensory play features. As individuals engage with this stretchy material, they can’t help but be drawn into its malleable characteristics providing them with an unparalleled tactile encounter.
One reason why it has become so famous is because it’s available in unlimited hues textures, and consistencies which make customization endlessly fun.

Other factors that have contributed significantly to this trend include:

The therapeutic reputation that confirms the calming effects of stress relief through manipulation via stretching or squeezing activities. Personalization opportunities are offered through DIY projects where creativity triumphs over everything from color choices down deciding on glitter or scents to make a unique slime creation.

The influence of social media platforms, specifically YouTube and Instagram, which allow for the sharing of endless pictures and videos featuring different designs made from creative materials – promoting community spirit among aspiring young enthusiasts. Lastly, the captivating ASMR sensations produced by the squishing sounds generated by some types of slime have captured widespread attention, leading many to embrace them as their new favorite hobby.

We have provided  a step-by-step instructions on how to make slime for beginners:

Materials needed:

  • Clear school glue
  • Liquid starch or borax solution (made by dissolving borax powder in water)
  • Food coloring (optional)
  • Mixing bowl
  • Spoon or spatula for stirring
  • Measuring cups (optional)


  1. Prepare your workspace: Lay down some newspaper or a plastic tablecloth to protect your surface from any spills or mess.

  2. Pour clear school glue into a mixing bowl: Start with about ½ cup of glue. You can adjust the quantity depending on how much slime you want to make.

  3. Add food coloring (optional): If you want colored slime, add a few drops of food coloring to the glue. Stir it well to distribute the color evenly.

  4. Mix in the liquid starch or borax solution: Slowly add the liquid starch or borax solution to the glue while stirring continuously. Start with about 1 tablespoon at a time. Stir well after each addition and observe the consistency.

    • If using liquid starch: Add the liquid starch gradually, stirring as you go. You’ll notice the mixture thickening and coming together to form slime.

    • If using borax solution: If using borax, prepare a borax solution by dissolving 1 teaspoon of borax powder in 1 cup of warm water. Slowly add the borax solution to the glue, stirring continuously until the slime starts forming.

  5. Continue stirring and kneading: Once the slime starts to come together, use your hands to knead and mix it further. This helps the slime become less sticky and more stretchy. If the slime is still too sticky, you can add a small amount of liquid starch or borax solution, a few drops at a time, and continue kneading until you reach the desired consistency.

  6. Your slime is now ready to play with! Stretch it, squish it, and have fun exploring its unique texture. If you want to store the slime, place it in an airtight container to prevent it from drying out.

Safety Tips to Remember:

  • Adult supervision is recommended, especially when working with borax solution.
  • Avoid contact with eyes or ingestion of the slime.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly after making and playing with slime.

Remember, slime-making can be a fun and creative activity, but it is important to follow the instructions and take necessary precautions to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

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