Do-It-Yourself 'Slime'

Recipe by Mirj2338
READY IN: 15mins
YIELD: 1 slime




  • Making The Borax Water: Borax is a type of powder soap that is available in most grocery stores.
  • Add 1 tablespoon Borax powder to 1 cup of water.
  • Stir until most of the powder dissolves.
  • Store the Borax Water in a jar or bottle, and label the container"BORAX& WATER MIXTURE".
  • Remember that one cup of Borax Water will make many batches of"SLIME".
  • Preparing The Guar Gum (available at health food stores): Measure 4 cups (approximately 1 litre) of warm water into a large mixing bowl.
  • Add 10 drops of food colouring- possibly green!
  • SLOWLY (very slowly) stir in 2 teaspoons of guar gum.
  • This fine powder has a tendency to clump up if it is not stirred into the water slowly.
  • After thoroughly mixing, pour the guar gum mixture into a soda bottle and label it appropriately.
  • Making Slime: Pour 1/2 cup of the guar gum mixture into a clean zipper-lock bag.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of the Borax Water mixture that you made previously.
  • Seal the bag and shake.
  • Within seconds you'll have prepared your very own batch of SLIME!
  • This gooey mixture will retain its slimy properties for 1-2 days before finally turning into a watery mess.
  • When the SLIME is no longer good, seal it in the zipper-lock bag and throw it away.
  • Do not pour it down the drain.
  • SAFETY PRECAUTIONS WITH CHEMICALS: Although these substances are not considered hazardous, you should treat all chemicals with care and wash your hands after handling.
  • Do not taste or eat any of the materials described in these activities.
  • Do not pour any of these experiments down the sink.
  • Clean up any spill immediately.