How to Make Slime!

I don’t know what it is, but slime is a thing. It’s a major thing with the age 5 set. Harlowe proclaimed the other day:

“Mumma, I really like science and slime is kinda like science so can we make slime and then I will be like, a scientist?”

Thrilled with her interest in ‘science’ I scoured youtube for how to’s and after a few trials (and many errors) we settled on this relatively simple recipe. Though Harlowe would beg to differ, this is not an exact science so be prepared to try a few times. I promise the excited looks on your kid’s faces will be worth it all.



  • 1 container of white glue
  • 1 tbsp of Borax
  • food colouring
  • water

How to:

  • Pour glue into a mixing bowl
  • Once you’ve squeezed out all of the glue fill the container up with warm water and add it to the bowl (Harlowe likes to call this the ONE TO ONE RATIO – she is also very proud of this sentence…)
  • Use a whisk to combine
  • Add your favourite colour of food colouring and whisk again to combine
  • In a separate bowl mix four ounces of warm water with 1 tbsp of borax and make sure it’s all combined
  • Pour borax liquid into the bowl with the glue switching to spatula as the chemical reaction isn’t great for the whisk – mix really well as the borax combines
  • Pour out excess liquid that won’t combine
  • Massage the slime and keep working it until it’s no longer wet
  • Enjoy your slime!!!



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