How to make slime goo

Updated November 21, 2016

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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


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.

Things You'll Need

  • White craft glue
  • 2 paper cups
  • Green food colouring
  • Borax powder
  • Spoon
  • Measuring cup
  • Plastic bag
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Keith Dooley has a degree in outdoor education and sports management. He has worked as an assistant athletic director, head coach and assistant coach in various sports including football, softball and golf. Dooley has worked for various websites in the past, contributing instructional articles on a wide variety of topics.