There are many stores that sell slime including Walmart and The Dollar Tree, but making it at home is way cooler. Making slime at home is much easier than you think. All you need is some glue and an activator for a normal slime. The activator can range from detergent, Borax mixed with water, eye drops, or saline solution with baking soda. Pour the glue into a bowl and add the activator a little bit at a time until you have your desired texture. You can start playing with the slime when it pulls away from the bowl. There are many slime recipes (see below). Slime is a fun and stress-relieving toy.
Although slime is fun, there are some dangers to be aware of. Slime can harm you if you eat or bite it. If you are allergic to products like Borax, laundry detergent, or glue, slime can cause symptoms such as rashes, itchiness, eye irritation, or breathing difficulties. Keep slime away from small children. It can also be messy so do not play with slime near furniture or while wearing fancy clothing. It is safest to play with slime on a play table in a smock or an arts and crafts shirt. Do not dispose of slime in the kitchen or bathroom sink as it can clog drains.
Overall, making slime is an extremely entertaining way to relax. — Michelle Shao
A Recipe for Inflatable
Butter slime can be spread like a butter, or inflated into a really fluffy slime. This happens when you continuously stretch it, forming air bubbles.
Time needed to make the slime: 10 to 20 minutes
•Medium size bowl
•Spatula for stirring
•4 ounce bottle of Elmer’s Glue
•1/2 teaspoon of Borax
•1 cup (8 ounces) of warm water
•Half block of Daisco Clay. Available at craft stores or on Amazo
•Airtight container (must hold more than 4 ounces).
•Food coloring, scents, clay sprinkles, glitters or other decorative items.
1.First, make your slime base. Pour 4 ounces of Elmer’s Glue into the bowl. Try to remove as much glue as possible from the bottle.
2.Add optional ingredients such as food coloring, scents, clay sprinkles, glitters or other decorative items.
3.Next, make the slime activator. Take 1/2 teaspoon of Borax and dissolve it in the cup of warm water. Then add the activator into the glue little by little.
4.Now that you have finished the base, you can turn this into butter slime by adding the Daiso Clay. Use a half block of the clay, or for a more buttery slime you can add a bit more. Mix and knead the clay and slime together until completely combined.
5.Now that your slime is done it’s time to play with it. You can poke it with your fingers, pull it up to make bubble shapes, or stretch it over and over to make a swirl.
6.To inflate the slime stretch it back and forth to create air bubbles. Stretch until the slime is inflated to your satisfaction.
7.After playing with your slime store it in an airtight container to prevent it from drying out. Slime is best kept in a warm temperature. If the temperature gets too hot the slime will melt. If this happens just add more activator.
— Celina Zhu
Michelle Shao is in 6th grade. In her free time she loves to draw and ride horses. Making slime is also one of her interests and she loves to make it when she has time. Michelle is currently a student at SpiderSmart Learning Center.
Celina Zhu is 14 years old and an 8th grade student at Scarsdale Middle School. She says making slime is a great joy and she even opened an online Slime Shop “Huskislimes” on Etsy.com last year. Her other activities are piano, volleyball, and drawing. She has studied writing at SpiderSmart Learning Center of Westchester for two years.