Making slime: the best (and safe) recipes and games

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Mucus is very sticky, but not only on the fingers; it also has a kind of appeal to children!

They love to knead with it, make figures, or pull the mass apart. Great actually, right?

Toys that require little or no batteries. Furthermore, it is of course very cool that they can also make the toys all by themselves!

Slime has been very popular among kids for years! And what could be more fun than all by yourself slime to make?

Make your own slime without glue

In this article we will answer all your questions about slime. What's slime and why do children like it so much? How to make your own slime, and what do you need for that?

Read on to find out everything about slime. Go fluffy with your children or grandchildren slime to make!

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What is mucus?

Slime, also called putty or slime, is a toy for children.

You can buy it in different types and colors. Toys slime is often a sticky mass that children like to get their hands in.

Slime is actually in between toys and crafts. You can squeeze it, make shapes with it, pull it apart and then knead it back together into a ball.

The mass consists mainly of polysaccharide guar gum, which is a sticky substance that comes from seeds of the guar plant. Sometimes sodium tetraborate is added to it slime to make it thicker.

In other cases, polymers such as polyvinyl alcohol or polyacrylamide are used. Dyes give the slime a cheerful color.

Slime what is it and how do you make it_

Making slime or buying a kit?

There are several toy brands that slime sell, one more famous than the other.

A good example of a well-known and reliable brand is this one from SES, what next slime also produces other children's toys.

In addition, there is Poopsie Slime Surprise.

At SES they have everything you need for crafting. Do you want to color, paint or clay? SES has it all.

Poopsie Slime Surprise falls under the brand MGA entertainment, which also includes brands such as Little Tikes and Dojo Battle. Their mission is to entertain kids all over the world and be a memorable part of their childhood.

There are also other toy brands that may have some slime sell children's toys products.

Here's Gamerpapa reviewing the SES set:

Nice in itself, but it is also mainly about whether it is worth the money, while you can of course just make it yourself.

What do you need to make your own slime?

There are several recipes available online slime to make.

Most of the ingredients are often already available at home. If you don't have that, you can easily get it at the supermarket around the corner (shaving cream and lens solution, or possibly glue and glitter in a craft store).

It costs nothing together, and you have made your own toys!

In general, the following ingredients are often used: glue, shaving foam, lens fluid, and possibly glitter slime to make it even more beautiful.

If you choose to use the above ingredients (ie glue, shaving cream, and eyeglass), start by pouring a bottle of children's glue into a container or bowl. Add food coloring and glitter if necessary.

Then add the shaving cream and stir until it becomes a smooth mixture. Add eyeglass a little at a time to make it less sticky.

Keep stirring and add more contact lens solution if necessary until slime is nicely malleable.

Later in this article we will explain in detail how much of each ingredient is needed to make the perfect meal slime to make!

Making slime without glue

Are you specifically looking for a recipe that does not require glue? Then you're in luck, because we even have two! The first recipe for slime without glue that is still nice and firm and malleable, is the next one.

This recipe is also completely borax free (we will tell you more about this later in the article).

  • TOTAL TIME: 20 min
  • SERVES: 1 dollop


  • A bowl
  • A spoon


  • 60 ml Shampoo
  • 40 gr cornflour
  • 2 tsp Oil
  • Possibly food coloring and / or glitter


  • First, take the cornstarch and put it in a bowl.
  • Then you add the shampoo (and possibly the coloring agent).
  • You add two teaspoons of oil to this mixture.
  • Mix it together, add a little more cornstarch if the mixture still feels a bit wet. If it is too dry, add more shampoo.
  • You add oil if the mixture is too granular in structure.
  • Always stir the ingredients well.
  • The result should not stick to your hands. If it still sticks, you can take a piece out of the mixture and knead the rest. It should be less tacky now.
  • Play with the crowd until it gets the right structure. The slime feels like a mixture of slime and clay.

What is very unique about this slime The recipe is that you can use it to wash your hands or as a shower gel. The slime also gives off a pleasant scent, depending of course on which shampoo you use.

Here Bibi shows 3 tips slime to make without glue:

Slime recipe without glue with gummy bears

Did you know you can even eat edible slime can make?

This obviously means that the slime is completely safe, even for the smallest children.

The slime is therefore without glue and without borax. Not only is it safe to eat, it's also delicious!

With the ingredients it will slime become thick and stretchy, and give off a nice sweet smell. Making this slime only takes you a few minutes.

Making slime with gummy bears

What Do You Need?

  • Gummy bears (about 250 ml)
  • Cornstarch
  • Powdered sugar (2 tbsp)
  • Oil
  • Three bowls
  • Microwave
  • Spoon or whisk

This is how you proceed:

  1. Put the gummy bears in a bowl and heat it in the microwave for about 20 seconds.
  2. Then you mix them and heat them until the mass is completely melted.
  3. Now put the cornstarch and icing sugar in the other bowl. You put half of this mixture in another bowl.
  4. You now pour the gummy bears on the powder mixture.
  5. Then little by little add the other half of the powder mixture.
  6. If you see that the mixture is getting too dry, it is better not to add all of the powder mixture. It must be stretchy, but also firm. When you start kneading, the slime will be sticky, but it won't be after a while.
  7. Finally, add some oil to increase stretchability. Sometimes a teaspoon is enough.
  8. If the slime is still too sticky, put some cornstarch on your hands while kneading.

Jacky also leaves the gummy bear here slime to see:

How do you make galaxy slime?

You can't imagine anything so crazy. Also galaxy slime is possible!

Galaxy slime looks incredibly cool and contains all the colors of the galaxy. It is generally easy to make, but it may take you a little more time than 'regular' slime, because you several times slime have to make.

Choose one of the recipes we mentioned in this article. The best galaxy slime however, you get with ingredients such as borax, detergent or lens solution.

Then proceed as follows:

  1. Make slime three times, in the colors blue, purple and red with glitter.
  2. After kneading the three colors you can feel whether they have become a bit solid.
  3. Then you mix the three colors of slime.
  4. Pull the slime apart and knead it together. For example, you can stretch the three colors of slime into strings and then place them on top of each other.
  5. Keep kneading the mass until you are satisfied with the result. It is important not to knead too hard, otherwise the effect will be less noticeable.

You choose whether you want transparent slime makes or not. Transparent slime appears to give the best effect.

We have chosen the colors blue, purple and red here, because then you really get the colors of the galaxy. But in essence you can use any colors you want!

You can follow the same process as your rainbow, for example slime want to make, or unicorn slime!

How do you make magnetic slime?

Would you rather go one step further? Then go for magnetic slime!

You can then use a magnet to do it slime make you dance. If you slime is big enough, you can do it slime place it next to a magnet and see how the slime the magnet attracts and 'eats'!

Magnetic slime is not only fun to play with, it is also useful for scientific demonstrations.

You choose, just like with the galaxy slime, again one of the recipes we mentioned in this article. You get the best results with ingredients such as borax, detergent or lens fluid.

You also need iron oxide or iron powder and a number of neodymium magnets.

Follow one of the recipes above.

Then proceed as follows:

  1. When you pour the glue into a container, add a little bit of the iron powder. You choose the amount yourself, you can add more later if necessary.
  2. Then you follow the recipe again.

You can also add the iron powder later, if necessary slime is already ready.

If you choose this, you iron the slime first flat on the table and sprinkle some iron powder over it. Then you fold the slime double, flatten it again and add more powder.

You do this until slime is as magnetic as you want.

Once you're done, grab the neodymium magnets and play with the slime!

How important are the proportions in making slime?

Before you slime you are going to make, you need to know approximately what the proportions are.

The most important thing is to feel confident and try until you think you have found the right amounts.

Often you have to combine the ingredients and wait and see what the result is.

If you are using Contact lens solution add this a little at a time (and keep stirring the mixture) until the mixture is less sticky and nice and malleable.

Do you use shampoo and you notice that the mass is still a bit dry, then you add more shampoo.

If you are using olie If the mixture is too granular in texture, add a little more of it. Oil will increase stretchability.

Most importantly, the mixture does not stick to your hands. Some recipes indicate clear quantities, others allow you to feel more confident.

Slime making games for a children's party?

If you like an affordable children's party at home want to give (and the budget may be a bit on the low side), then consider slime to do with the kids.

You could choose the edible one slime so that children can also enjoy theirs after playing slime can enjoy.

Did you even know there the Ultimate Slime Book exists?

You might get the right inspiration from that! There are many species here slime recipes. From bubble gum slime and wobbly slime to fishbowl slime and a glitter bomb.

You will be amazed by the many possibilities!

The book contains more than 100 recipes slime to make. Please especially keep in mind that before making slime need some patience. You have to keep stirring and kneading for the perfect end result.

Making slime is great fun; you can do it at home, but there are also studios that slime Giving 'workshops' for children's parties! Great if you don't like mess!

Are there ready-made slime making sets?

Making it yourself is of course great fun, but if you don't have the time (or inclination!), you can also opt for ready-made slime make sets! We will mention some examples.

The 'Weird science scented slime kit' helps you to have a sweet smelling slime to make. The package contains everything you need to make your own orange slime to make. It smells like freshly picked oranges! Do you have it slime you can store it in the container provided and play with it again and again.

Weird science scented slime kit

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Do you prefer creepy ones? slime? With the 'Make your own creepy slime' set you make slime in a skull! Put the slime powder in the skull and shake it up. If it slime starts to run out of the skull, it is slime ready to use.

Make your own creepy slime

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It 'Original Slime package' gives you the right ingredients to make more than 300 ml of fluffy slime. You will receive clear instructions that you must follow carefully for the best results. This slime has an extra fluffy effect and a special scent! You can choose the color and glitter yourself.

Original fluffy slime package

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Frequently asked questions about phlegm

Is slime making dangerous?

A test was carried out by the consumer association that investigated ten different types slime.

It showed that three out of ten had too high a concentration of borax.

Borax (sodium tetraborate) is a natural mineral that is found in various household applications, such as pesticides and disinfectants. This stuff is allowed to a limited extent as a disinfectant in personal care products.

But because it is also poisonous, you can no longer use it as a gargle.

In the long term, a higher amount of borax can be harmful to fertility and can even damage the unborn child.

It is also dangerous in the short term at high concentrations. It may cause irritation if inhaled, if swallowed, and if it comes into contact with the eyes and skin.

Borax can further cause cramps, diarrhea and vomiting. However, not all contact with borax is dangerous, it depends on the degree of exposure, method and duration. It is advised to avoid the product as much as possible.

The consumer association would like to point out that shaving cream and lens solution are also not products to play with.

So mucus is certainly not always safe, especially for children under six years of age.

To make sure your child plays safely, get a ready-to-use package with tested ingredients and approved for the European market.

It is a choice that you as a parent have to make yourself; leave your child alone slime make and play with it or not?

Some parents find that as long as the children do not eat it, it should be supervised with slime play and limited play with them slime, the health risks will not be too bad.

What is safe mucus?

According to the Consumers' Association, what are the ingredients that you can use to make safe slime?

It is best to use nutrients that are edible.

Om slime To keep it safe, you can use psyllium husks, Nutella, marshmallows, or gummy bears as in the recipe we mentioned above.

Just to be clear: not all of it slime that you make with edible ingredients is also intended to be eaten. Sometimes it is purely for play.

The most important thing is that your little one has fun playing with it slime and it keeps your child entertained.

Tips for playing with slime

There are a number of things you should keep in mind when dealing with... slime is going to play.

If you are using slime are making or playing with it, make sure it doesn't get on your clothes!

In addition, it is always important to keep an eye on your child (especially if he is still small) when he or she is pregnant slime gets away, because the slime is in most cases anything but edible.

Slime does not come off your clothes that easily, so wear old clothes when you have to slime is going to play. You might also consider giving your child rubber gloves while playing so that the skin is protected.

How can you get slime out of your hair?

Well, it can of course happen that your little one is happily playing (or you are) and slime gets in the hair.

Do not panic, there is no need for a hairdresser.

Except with peanut butter, you would slime that accidentally got into the hair can also be removed with coca cola.

So you don't have to worry that the hair has to be cut. On the other hand, it is of course best to avoid these kinds of accidents!

If you're going for ready-made slime, which one shouldn't you buy?

According to the Consumers' Association, there are at least three products that contain too much borax.

Those are Putty XXL, Whoopee Putty, and Glow in the dark putty. To ensure the safety of your child, it is therefore better not to go for one of these options.

Mucus that contains too much of the ingredient borax is especially harmful when it enters by mouth.

As we mentioned earlier, high concentrations of borax can lead to short-term complaints such as diarrhea, vomiting, cramps and irritation to the skin and eyes.

If it is the case that your children have... slime that contains borax, make sure they wash their hands thoroughly after playing.

In the case of young children it is better to slime that does not contain borax (because they are prone to putting things in their mouths). Also be careful with open wounds.

Is it more fun to make or buy slime?

You often pay quite a bit of money for a game slime, and if it is no longer usable, you can no longer play with it.

As yourself slime you make, you can choose the colors and possibly make new ones if the slime has dried out. The ingredients are also often cheap!

Or you better slime can make or buy yourself, is above all very personal.

Safety also plays a major role, of course. What you need to know is that ready-made slime generally does not last very long.

On the other hand can be bought slime look very attractive, with glitter and cheerful colors. So it is not surprising if a child finds it very beautiful.

Another advantage is that if you slime buy, you know the ingredients are safe.

If you choose ready-made slime If you want to buy one to play with, go for the better-known brands and do not choose the cheapest variants.

Go for yourself slime make it, think carefully about which recipe you think is most suitable for your child.

Is slime making sticky?

Slime is fun to play with.

For children it can play with slime help to stimulate the senses. It can also help older kids to concentrate better.

Lots of recipes from slime result in a sticky mass. However, not all children like this structure, and not all parents are happy with the mess.

Fortunately, there are also a number of recipes for this slime that is less sticky!

There are at least four recipes that won't make you sticky slime can make. Read on to find out what they are.

Can you also make slime that doesn't stick?

Not everyone will be happy with sticky ones slime. Would your child like it? slime make one, but one that isn't so sticky? There are at least four methods or recipes for this slime to make something that doesn't stick

Non-sticky slime recipe 1

  • 120 ml white paper glue
  • 2-3 drops of liquid food coloring
  • 360 grams of men's shaving cream
  • eyeglass solution with boric acid (40 ml - 2,5 tbsp)

First, put the glue and food coloring together and stir well. Then you add the shaving cream, stir well again, and pour in the lens solution. You keep kneading until the mass is no longer sticky.

Non-sticky slime recipe 2

  • 120 ml white paper glue
  • about 2½ tablespoons (40 ml) of detergent
  • optionally 2 or 3 drops of liquid dye
  • mixture of teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon (15 ml) of water

Combine the glue, detergent and, if necessary, dye and stir the mixture well. Mix the baking soda and water separately. Now add a little bit of this mixture at a time slime until it is no longer sticky. Knead the mass well.

Non-sticky slime recipe 3

  • 120 ml white paper glue
  • half a tbsp baking soda
  • 2 or 3 drops of liquid food coloring
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) eyeglass solution (with boric acid)

Combine your glue, baking soda, food coloring, and solution. Mix the ingredients together and then knead the mass well. Add more solution if necessary.

Non-sticky slime recipe 4

  • 150 ml transparent paper glue
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tbsp (50 gr) colored sand
  • 1 tbsp solution (with boric acid)

Combine the glue, baking soda, sand, and lens solution. Stir well and knead. If necessary, add more lens solution to make things less sticky.

It is important to make the slime Store in a closed storage box when not playing with it.

The slime will not last forever and will dry out at some point. If that happens, throw the slime away and make you new again in no time slime.

What makes slime super stretchy?

You can use slime make it stretchable by adding body lotion, but a less sticky kind slime may work better with baby oil. Cornstarch is often used in slimes because the cornstarch helps them keep their shape and not be as messy or easy to spill when you're playing!

How do you make mucus thicker?

The perfect thickener for slime made with dish soap is cornstarch powder. Add a few tablespoons of this to your slime and mix well, then you can start kneading the mixture until it starts to come together in an interesting way!

How do you make slime fluffy?

Fluffy slime is a fun project you can do with the kids! It is normal slime, but this time we added shaving cream. The amount of shaving cream changes how it feels and looks when it's done, so if you're fluffy slime If you want, add a lot more than last time (or vice versa).

How do you make slime soft?

There are some simple solutions for this slime that has become hard and rubbery. If you added too much Borax solution, the first thing you should try is soaking it in a bowl of hot tap water!

Why do children like slime so much?

It is not surprising if you think that today's children prefer to spend hours on end to their screen being shackled. Whether it is a television program, a game on the playstation, or on their mobile.

However, it is slime extremely popular among children.

We wouldn't be surprised if slime will remain completely trendy in the near future!

When you ask a child why slime if you like it so much, you might respond with one of the following: "I don't know" or "It feels so good!"

But there also appears to be a scientific reason behind the fact that children slime find it so great.

Slime helps children relax. It's the complete opposite toy from what kids use most these days. Like a child with slime is fidgeting, he or she will not be interested in his or her phone or the PlayStation at all.

Play with slime keep the children busy with something other than the internet, and that will ensure that they do not receive thousands of stimuli per minute. And that is of course very relaxing!

In addition, they are focused on something they (may) have made themselves.

The sensations of slime can even have a therapeutic effect. Pulling apart slime, squeezing it, shaping it; These are all things that can help a child get in touch with his or her feelings. This then ensures relaxation.

So actually the perfect toy!

Children are not just crazy about it slime, also shining playing with it is also very good for fine motor skills. That will make you happy as a parent!

With slime playing falls under 'sensopathic play'. It ensures that your child learns to feel, experience and move.

From what age can a child play with slime?

If you want ready-made slime buy, the packaging always states from what age the toy can be used safely. This is often a warning of a choking hazard.

Also know well what your child's skills are, and whether he or she is wise enough to handle it safely slime to play.

Like your child himself slime it is wise to do this from about the age of seven. For toys over the age of six, it is generally assumed that the chance of them ending up in the mouth is fairly small.

It is always advisable to keep an eye on your child when he or she is pregnant slime plays, especially when it is still small. It's not supposed to slime puts it in the mouth and eats it.

Always have the child wash their hands after playing with slime.

Why is the mucus too thin?

Are you your own slime to create, but the structure is not good?

Of course, it can be frustrating when you make homemade ones slime is too thin, and therefore does not have the correct thickness. It is normal that it does not work completely the first time. You soon make slime that is either too thick or too liquid.

Around the slime To make it less watery (and therefore thicker), you can use thickeners such as borax (material that we have mentioned before in this article), glue, or cornstarch.

What you use depends on the type slime that you made.

You can also choose other methods, such as draining the excess moisture from the container slime knead longer, or add baking soda if necessary slime with a saline solution.

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