These days, slime is becoming a phenomenon of its own. From kindergarten to teens, it’s a craze that at least won’t hit the hip pocket and includes many simple (and affordable) ingredients you would have at home. Better still, it teaches disciplines including math, reading and science.

Here are our 5 top slime recipes to help keep them busy:

1- Fluffy Slime

Ingredients: 

  1. 1/2 cup Washable glue
  2. 3 to 4 cups of Shaving Cream
  3. Saline Solution
  4. Food Colouring
  5. B1/4 tsp Baking Soda
  6. 1 tbsp Saline Solution
  7. Baby Oil

Directions: 

Add 1/2 cup glue into a bowl, next add some colour.

Add a few drops for a light colour, or more for darker colour.

Stir to mix in the colour.

Add approximately 3-4 cups of shaving cream into a bowl along with 1/4 tsp of baking soda.

Mix thoroughly and knead the mixture-this is when it turns into slime!

Use a small amount of baby oil at the end to have the slime be less sticky.

Store in an airtight container.

1- Fluffy Slime

2-Toothpaste and Sugar Slime (no glue!)

Ingredients: 

  1. 110g Tube of Toothpaste (recommend to use Colgate MaxFresh)
  2. Food colouring
  3. 1/2 tsp Sugar
  4. Mixing bowl
  5. Mixing spoon or rubber spatula

Directions: 

Squeeze Toothpaste into bowl.

Drop food colouring into bowl and continue to mix until there the colour has spread through.

Sprinkle 1/3 sugar into bowl and stir mixture rigorously for 2 mins. When texture starts to feel a little more pliable sprinkle another 1/3 sugar into the bowl and continue to stir until mixture is no longer sticky to touch. You should be able to press your finger into the mix and it doesn’t stick.

Add remaining sugar and continue to stir till mix rolls up into a gooey ball.

Store in an air tight container. 

2- Toothpaste Slime

3-Cornstarch Slime (for sensitive skin)

If you have kids with sensitive skin or other allergies, you may want to consider the most simple of all slime recipes. Using only water and cornstarch, this recipe has mild ingredients that won’t cause irritation to the skin and is easy to make.

Ingredients: 

  1. Cornstarch
  2. Water
  3. Large mixing bowl
  4. Glitter

NB: this can be made without glitter

Directions: 

Put cornstarch into a mixing bowl. Slowly add water. You could mix in glitter here if you wish. Knead with your hands until the mixture is smooth.

Continue adding water until you have achieved your desired consistency.

Store in plastic bag or airtight container.

Store in an air tight container.

3- Cornstarch

4- Flubber Slime

Ingredients: 

  1. 1/4 cup of White School Glue
  2. 1 tbsp Liquid Laundry Detergent (any brand)
  3. Mixing bowl
  4. Mixing spoon or rubber spatula

Directions: 

You can use a measuring cup if you like or you can just estimate it since exact measurements are not necessary. Just get it close.

Mix in Liquid Laundry Detergent. After a few minutes it will become a nice gooey texture. The longer you work it, the smoother and gooier it will become.

Add in a litte more detergent until you reach the desired slime consistency.

Store in an air tight container, it will last for several days if you take care of it.

Store in an air tight container.

5- Glitter Slime

5- Glitter Slime

Ingredients: 

  1. 1/2 cup Washable School Glue
  2. Glitter
  3. Food Colouring
  4. 1 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  5. 1/4 cup Shaving Cream
  6. 1 tbsp Saline Solution

Mix washable school glue with a little food colouring.

Add baking soda and shaving cream then add the Saline Solution. The more the slime is kneaded with your hands the more it becomes less sticky.

Store in an air tight container.

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