How to make slime goo

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How to make slime goo
Make slime goo at home as a science experiment. (D. Anschutz/Digital Vision/Getty Images)

Slime goo was first featured on a kids' television game show. Contestants would be drenched in slime goo as part of the show. Although slime goo is available for purchase, a basic recipe exists for making slime at home. Slime is actually a polymer that is somewhat unique as it possesses the properties of both a solid and liquid. Making slime goo is a suitable project for kids.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • White craft glue
  • 2 paper cups
  • Green food colouring
  • Borax powder
  • Spoon
  • Measuring cup
  • Plastic bag

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  1. 1

    Fill a paper cup with 236ml of water. Add 1 tablespoon of borax powder to the water in the cup. Stir the borax powder and water with a spoon to thoroughly incorporate.

  2. 2

    Pour 1 inch of white craft glue into another paper cup. Measure 2 tablespoons of water and add to the glue in the cup. Stir the water and glue with a spoon to incorporate.

  3. 3

    Add three to four drops of food colour to the glue and water mixture. Use traditional slime green or get creative and use blue, red, yellow or a combination of colours. Mix the food colour into the glue and water mixture thoroughly with a spoon.

  4. 4

    Measure 1 tablespoon of the water and borax solution and add to the cup with the glue, water and food colour mixture. Stir the ingredients with a spoon to thoroughly combine.

  5. 5

    Allow the mixture to sit for at least 30 seconds. Remove the slime from the excess liquid in the cup.

Tips and warnings

  • Store the slime in a plastic storage bag. Add a few drops of the left over slime goo liquid to help keep the slime moist in the bag.

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