How to Make DIY Slime in No Time!

Updated by Meredith Raico

Looking for a fun and educational learning activity for your kids? Look no further than DIY slime! We don’t know about you guys, but we can’t seem to get enough slime in our lives (kids and adults alike). No matter if you’re a young boy or girl, slime is fascinating to watch, touch, and play with.

Slime has skyrocketed in popularity over the last few months, so we thought we’d share a make-your-own slime tutorial and our two favorite slime subscription boxes.

Traditional DIY Slime Recipe (Borax-Free)

What You Need:

-1 7.5oz Bottle White Glue

-Warm water (about 3 oz.)

-Food Coloring (optional)


-Popsicle Stick (for stirring)


-Mix-Ins (Optional)

What To Do:

  1. Pour the entire bottle of white glue into your bowl. Next, fill the glue bottle up halfway with warm water and add that to the bowl, or add about 3 oz. warm water.

  2. Once the water and glue is fully combined, add your food coloring.

  3. Once your food color is fully incorporated, add any mix-ins (this step is optional). We used small styrofoam beads this time.

  4. Once your color and mix-ins are stirred in, now it's time to add the Sta-Flo. The slime will start to form as soon as the Sta-Flow is added. Lift the stir stick to note how the texture has changed from step 1.

  5. Stir, stir, and stir some more! After you've stirred as much as you can and the slime is no longer sticking to the edges of the bowl, begin to knead it until it is no longer sticky. This can be messy, but it's an essential step to ensure that the compounds in the slime completely combine.

And voila! Just like that you have your very own (Borax-free!) slime!

This type of putty slime will get stronger the more you play with it. Feel free to experiment with different types of glue to see what types of slime they produce.

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