IntroYou’re athome trying to remake that (said to be) super easy DIY slime you found on theinternet and only to find out you fail again, leaving you withsticky-glittery-awful mess. But say no more, here’s a complete guide totransform you into slime maker expert! Bulletpoint #1What you’llneed Content #12 bottlesof clear Elmer’s glue½ – 1 tsp Borax(you can find it at laundry section of a grocery store)1 cup of warmwater, ½ cup of waterWide mixingbowlFoodcoloring (optional)Glitter(optional)Confetti(optional)VinegarAir tightcontainer to store Bulletpoint #2Let’s dothis! Content #2· Mix ½ – 1 tsp borax with one cup of warm water, stiruntil completely dissolved. Allow the mixture to cool.· In the other mixing bowl, add as much glue as youlike, and then add water to the mixing bowl. You’ll want to keep it at 1:1ratio. Mix until it’s fully combined.· Time to add some fun! Add few drops of food coloring,glitter, sparkles, or even confetti to upgrade your plain slime into that cute fancysparkling one.· Pour the glue mixture into the borax mixture.
Wait aminute and see the magic happens as the mixture start to polymerize.· Prep those biceps and stir the mixture vigorously. You’llwant to get as much of the borax combined with the glue as possible.· Once it doesn’t feel sticky, pull it out andknead some more to get the right consistency.· Voila! Your goopy, stretchy, squishy slime is ready toplay with.
Bulletpoint #3 Extra Tips Content #3· Get some borax mixtures into your hand before start kneadingbecause the slime can be too sticky.· Remove the slime residue with vinegar. The vinegarwill dissolve it right away!· Store your slime in an airtight container to keep theconsistency.· Always wash your hand after finished playing withslime. Bulletpoint #4 Frequently Asked Questions Content #4· I can’t find any Elmer glue, should other glue workstoo?Yes, you can use any PVA glue (craft glue) but Elmer’sglue makes the best DIY slime.· Can I use other stuff to substitute borax?Yes, you can use saline solution (contact lenssolution) instead, just add it gradually to the glue mixture to make sure youget the right consistency.
· My slime gets too sticky, what should I do?Add some borax mixture and keep kneading.· It’s too hard and rubbery, what should I do?You probably didn’t put in enough water when making theglue mixture. You might need to remake your slime (that’s where the secondbottle comes in handy!). Bulletpoint #5 Science behind this Content #5Polymers andNon-Newtonian Fluids are the main concept in slime science. A polymer is a longchain of identical, repeating molecules. The glue we used in our slime is apolymer. Sodiumtetraborate is the chemical in borax that linked the polymers in the glueto form the putty-like material.
This process is called cross-linking. The putty-likematerial is called Non-Newtonian Fluid which is neither a true liquid nor atrue solid material. You can pick it up like a solid but interestingly it canflow and fill the shape of the container like the liquid does.