Make Your Own Slime!


Make your own DIY slime

This is a very easy project to do.  I still remember as a kid, there were those machines in the front of the grocery store where you could buy slime for a quarter!  You can make your own at home with three simple ingredients.

If you have trouble finding liquid starch, try craft stores, such as Michael’s, JoAnn’s, or Hobby Lobby.

Slime ingredients

You will need:

~ 1/4 cup glue (such as Elmer’s glue)

~ 1/4 cup water

~ 1/4 cup liquid starch

~ A mixing bowl and something to mix with

~ Food coloring (optional)

First, mix together the glue and the water.


Then add your liquid starch.


Mix until blended, adding in the food coloring while you mix.


I added about 4 drops to get a light purple color.


I added 6 drops of blue to get a darker blue color.


This slime will not stick to hands or hard things, and we had no issues with it staining hard surfaces, but keep it away from fabrics (clothes, rugs, etc).






  1. 1
    Sherry Compton says:

    Love easy to do projects at home. It’s especially great when it’s something kids can get involved in. Kids love slime – the feel and color. The grosser it is the better. My grandkids would love this!

  2. 2

    I have done this with borax for a science class I took. Now that I have kid’s this would be a great activity for them.

  3. 3

    We used to make this during science back when I was a 3rd grade teacher. The kids always enjoyed it. I’ll have to make it again for my grandsons and see how they react!

  4. 4

    I don’t know whether to thank you or not! Looks so messy but guess I have to try it. The blue is very pretty and great for looking like water.

  5. 5

    Thank you for sharing the recipe! Looks like a lot of fun!

  6. 6

    I like this so much, lovely photos!

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