Everything You Need to Make the Best Slime In the World

Slime has taken over the world. Have you seen? Stores are running out of glue and preteens everywhere are getting their hands messy with the ooze. You can find it on instagram, youtube, facebook live, even stores are sending out slime guides. It is everywhere. It doesn’t matter if you have been scared to death to try slime or you have never known where to start or you are just looking for a resource you can pin so you can have a list of everything you need to make slime in one place… this is your spot. I have taken all my love for slime and gathered an extensive list of everything you need to make slime. All kinds of slime.

Everything You Need to Make Totally Amazing Slime

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Let’s start with how to make simple slime. You can’t have a resource on everything you need to make slime without including a super simple recipe everyone can try. We did a lot of experiments a few years ago to find the most elastic slime and this is by far our favorite, most go-to recipe:

How to Make Simple Slime Without Fail

1 Bottle of Clear Glue (can you see why stores are running out, which is why we order from Amazon 😉 )
1/2 cup of water

1/2 cup of Stay-flo Liquid Starch

Here is the part that makes it fail proof… pour your glue into a mixing bowl and then fill your glue bottle again with water (1/2 cup usually does the trick). Pour this into your glue and mix until it is nice and mixed. Next (THIS PART IS IMPORTANT)… slowly add your liquid starch to your glue mixture as you mix until it starts to pull away from the sides of the bowl and makes a clump.

Knead with your hands until your slime is perfect. If your slime is too sticky, add more liquid starch. If your slime is too liquidy, add more glue. You really can’t go wrong.  Now, this wouldn’t be much of a resource with just one type of slime and one simple recipe. No way. So let’s dig in. I will divide this up by all the “types” of slime to get you started.

Everything You Need to Make Slime (A Complete Resource)

Simple Slime Recipes

Some of the most simple recipes can be made using borax or liquid starch. Here are a few recipes to get you started.

Simple Slime Experiment

Elastic Slime with Liquid Starch
3 Ingredient Slime Recipe with Borax

Materials for Simple Slime: 

Liquid Starch or Borax
White Glue or Clear Glue
Measuring Cups
Trays to Play On

Containers to Hold Your Slime (or Share with others) 

Simple Jelly Jars
Spice Jars
Tiny Plastic Containers

Fancy Simple Slime Recipes

Some slime recipes are simply made by adding in a little bit of color, a little bit of glitter and even toys. Here are some of our favorites to get you started.

Simple Slime RecipesRed Hots Slime
Galactic Slime
Rainbow Slime
Gold Glitter Slime
Calming Glitter Slime

Fun Simple Slime Recipes

Spider-Web Slime
Lego Slime
Monster Slime
Polka-dot Slime 
Unicorn Snot Slime

Materials to Make Your Simple Slime even Cooler: 

Liquid Watercolors
Glitter… LOTS of Glitter
Essential Oils

Things to put in your slime to make them themed or even more awesome:

Poof Balls
Little Spiders
Letter Beads
Tiny Erasers
Googly Eyes

The list is literally endless with things you want to add. Think of a theme and get to adding. Remember, when you add things to the slime, it will change the elasticity of the slime and you might need to adjust the recipe just a tad.

Edible Slime Recipes

Now, this is where things get a little fun. You can actually make slime with things that are NOT glue and borax. Here are a few of our favorite recipes so you can make the perfect slime.

Edible Slime Recipes

Natural Slime
Slime Sludge
Glow in the Dark Slime
Gelatin Slime

Materials to Make Edible Slime

Chia Seeds
Flax Seeds
Xanthum Gum
Corn Starch
Corn Syrup

Fun Slime Recipes without Borax or Liquid Starch

For lots of different reason, many people need recipes that don’t include borax or liquid starch. They need it because of location or because they don’t want to use those materials. Here are some of our favorite recipes that don’t include borax or liquid starch.

Slime Recipes without Borax

Puffy Slime Recipe
Saline Slime
Eye Drop Slime
Stretchy Borax Free Gak or Slime
Laundry Detergent Slime

Materials to Make Slime Without Borax or Liquid Starch

Shaving Cream
Saline Solution
Eye Drops
Laundry Detergent (NOTE: My friend has the reasons and which detergent is best in her recipe here)

Fun and Crazy Slimes that Are Worth Trying

Finally, there are just some slimes that have crazy and unique ingredients that are worth trying at least once. We have tried most of these and you have to check out our favorites.

Fun and Crazy Slime Recipes

Color Changing Slime
Magnetic Slime
Fake Snot Slime
Diaper Slime
Soap Slime

Materials to Make Fun and Crazy Slimes

Thermochromatic Pigment
Black Iron Oxide Powder
Ivory Soap

Phew… that was a lot of work, but I know you will thank me later for having everything in one place. There are so many amazing slime recipes out there and awesome slime ideas that I’ve decided to start a pinterest board and a facebook page just for slime.


If you have an awesome slime you’ve tried be sure to hop over and share so we can share with the world!

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