Toy slime or slime is a popular toy with children and the reason is simple: because it's fun! Making this toy slime is cheaper than buying it, and easy to do. Here are four different ways to make toy slime.
Ordinary Toy Slime
- 1/2 cup (30 ml) craft glue
- 1/2 cup (150 ml) warm water
- Food coloring (optional)
- 1 tablespoon (18 grams) borax
Slime Toys “Life”
- 3/4 cup cornstarch
- 2 cups vegetable oil
- A cork (styrofoam)
Edible Toy Slime
- 1 can (400 ml) sweetened condensed milk
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 10-15 drops of food coloring
Soap Grated Slime
- 1 cup (130 grams) grated soap
- 5 cups (500 ml) hot water
- Food coloring (optional)
Method 1 of 4: Ordinary Toy Slime
Step 1. Mix borax powder with hot water
Mix one tablespoon of borax powder with one cup of warm water (120 ml) in a medium-sized container (950 ml). Stir until the borax powder is evenly mixed.
Step 2. Mix the glue and water in a separate container
Pour cup (60 ml) of glue and cup (60 ml) of water in a separate container. Stir the mixture of both until evenly distributed. The result is a runny dough.
Step 3. Add food coloring to the glue solution
Choose the color you like. The color of the classic toy slime is green. However, you are free to try using any color. Start by adding a few drops of food coloring, then stir. If you want a lighter color, add a few more drops of dye.
You can also separate the glue solution into several smaller containers and make different colors
Step 4. Mix the two solutions
Add the borax solution slowly. If you pour too much borax solution, it will be hard, cracked, and not pliable! Mix the two together until you get the consistency you want and don't stick to your hands. The toy slime will slowly form!
- If you choose to make some toy slime in separate small containers, you will need to divide the borax solution evenly into the small containers.
- You can start squeezing the toy slime now. While it may still feel sticky, keep stirring the toy slime. Add more borax if necessary.
Step 5. Remove from the container and enjoy playing
A little water may be left at the end of the slime making process. You just need to remove the toy slime from the water and throw away the rest of the water.
Method 2 of 4: “Live” Toy Slime
Step 1. Mix 3/4 cup (90 grams) of cornstarch with 2 cups (240 ml) of vegetable oil
Place both ingredients in a large bowl. Mix well.
In making this type of toy slime (called oobleck), you can also use ingredients other than cornstarch
Step 2. Put the flour and oil mixture in the refrigerator
Place the bowl of flour mixture in the refrigerator and allow it to cool (about 1 hour). The cold temperature will help the mucus to solidify and form a nice texture.
Step 3. Remove the dough from the fridge
Mix well (the ingredients will separate again). Let the dough warm up so you can watch it flow slowly.
Step 4. Prepare a cork
The size is free, but we recommend using a medium size (2.5x15x15cm). Rub the cork into your hair (or anything that creates static electricity like carpet, pets, children's hair, etc.).
Step 5. Tilt the container of slime so that the mucus slowly drains out (must be slow)
Hold the cork in front of the slime about 2.5 cm from the mucus that is flowing out. The mucus will stop flowing and look as if it is alive.
Shake the cork and the slime will follow. Your kids will definitely be surprised (and you too!)
Method 3 of 4: Edible Toy Slime
Step 1. Pour a can of sweetened condensed milk into a non-stick pan
Put the pan on the stove. Add a tablespoon of cornstarch (15 grams) to it and stir.
Step 2. Heat on low heat
Turn on low heat and stir the dough while it is heating. If you don't stir, the dough will stick to the pan.
Step 3. Remove the dough from the stove once it thickens
When heated, the mucus will become thicker and difficult to stir. After that, remove the pot from the stove.
Step 4. Add 10 to 15 drops of food coloring to the dough
You can choose any color. Green is a classic choice, but try it or let your child choose the color.
Step 5. Allow the slime dough to cool
Before being played (or eaten) by children, allow the slime mixture to cool completely. This mucus may leave stains on the surface of the object. So, make sure to keep it away from things that stain easily or things you want to keep clean (especially colored things).
Method 4 of 4: Soap Grated Slime
Step 1. Mix 1 cup (120 grams) of grated soap with 4 cups (480 ml) of hot water
Measure out the grated soap and put it in a large bowl. Slowly pour the hot water into the bowl. Stir until the grated soap is completely dissolved.
Step 2. Add color if you want
You don't have to add food coloring, but it will make the slime even more interesting!
Step 3. Leave it for 1 hour
That way, the slime dough will reach the desired consistency.
Step 4. Beat the dough vigorously with a spoon
The dough will start to foam when whipped. The right dough consistency is achieved when it is easy to pour and very slippery to the touch.
Step 5. Store in an airtight container
The slime will keep in an airtight container. Be sure to store it in a place protected from direct sunlight and heat.
- Don't play slime on the carpet. The mucus will stick and stick.
- If you put slime in a cup and press it, it will make a funny sound.
- This recipe can be modified by changing the ratio of the ingredients. For example, if you use 2 tablespoons of borax, the mucus will be "harder".
- If you don't want to use borax, use cornstarch instead.
- If you choose to use cornstarch instead of borax, make sure that the cornstarch is not too thick, so that it mixes well.
- Fox glue stick (yellow bottle) is the right brand for you to use.
- Make sure all ingredients are dissolved.
- Wash hands after playing with borax slime. Borax is an acute poison, so it's not enough to hurt you, but it can carry feces that you can swallow.
- Keep slime away from pets and toddlers.
- Make sure kids don't stick slime to certain places (ceilings, walls, carpets, furniture, etc).
This toy is perfect for playing on the day it was made. The slime will collect dust and dirt if played for days.
However, if you do want to keep it, make sure you mark it so you don't forget it and store it in a cool place
- Borax is toxic when ingested. Do not allow and allow children to do this. Please follow the guide responsibly.
- Glue should not be swallowed or inhaled.