diy // slime // 83

over the weekend landon and i made slime. and by landon and i, i mean me. landon took a nap and i did all the hard work. making this reminded me of gak. which got me thinking "i haven't seen gak in awhile. let me google." sure enough gak came out in 1986 which confirms i am old. thanks. back to slime making. this was super easy to make. thus why i am documenting it. usually all my ideas turn into pinterest fails. so when something actually works i have to write it down. ok. let me be honest. this is the second batch i made. the first one could have been used as glue. 

*disclaimer* this slime uses borax. if you are against borax. which again, google saves the day. apparently some people are really against the use of borax. listen. my kid isn't going to be eating this and if yours is then that sounds like a personal problem. 

Homemade Slime 

1 teaspoon borax powder

1 1/2 cup water, divided

4oz bottle of elmer's glue, clear or white will work

paint or food coloring of your choice


Add borax powder to 1 cup of water and stir until it dissolves. set that aside. pour glue into a mixing box and add 1/2 cup of water. add paint or food coloring of your choice until you reach the color desired. i also added glitter to mine. in the blue you can't really see it but in the black/green you can. keep stirring to mix the glue solution until it's smooth. now pour the borax mixture into the glue mixture and see the solids start to form. keep stirring for a few moments and then use your hands to form a mass. the mixture will feel very soft and kinda gross. keep kneading even when you think "ew this feels really nasty" at that point it will start to firm up and feel dry.  the more you keep kneading the firmer it will become. store in a ziplock bag or air tight container. voila! you are done.


  1. Omg this is so fun!! Totally reminds me of gak too! Which I guess makes me old as well! ;)

    <3 Shannon

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  3. We made this recipe this spring. It's great, but don't leave it on a fabric surface- it can stain. =s

  4. one of my faves to mix for kids

  5. this is the most awesome thing i've ever seen!

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  6. Don't have kids, but this is so cool! I may try it out just for childhood memories of the stuff.
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