Kaitlynn has been making batches and batches of Homemade Slime recently. This stuff is so fun to play with, it makes a great gift, and it’s really popular among kids her age right now.
She recorded a Facebook Live video with me a few weeks ago about how to make Homemade Slime and so many of you asked for the recipe. So she helped me put together this post for you all today on how to make Homemade Slime.
If you’ve never made this before, you have to try it! It’s SO cool and kids of all ages (and adults!) love playing with it. It’s great for stress relief and for kids who have trouble concentrating if their hands aren’t busy.
Jesse and I have fun playing with it with the kids and seeing who can make the biggest slime bubble that pops the loudest (does that mean we are kids at heart or just weird??!)
To make homemade slime, start by making Slime Activator.
To make this, add one teaspoon borax powder to one cup HOT water. Stir until dissolved. Set aside.
(You can keep this for a few weeks in an airtight container if you are planning to make multiple batches of Homemade Slime.)
Now add one-fourth a cup of glue, shaving cream, and foaming hand soap to the bowl. Mix well.
Then, add 2-8 drops of food coloring (optional) to make the slime whatever color you’d like. Kaitlynn has made all sorts of fun colors.
Then, add one teaspoon of Slime Activator (see above) at a time until slime forms into a ball in the bowl.
Once your slime has formed, take it out of the bowl and start kneading it. If your slime is too sticky, add more Slime Activator. However, be sure not to add too much or it will start hardening.
If you’d like your slime to be more stretchy, you can add a little body lotion and knead it in until you get it to your desired stretchiness. You can add more, if you’d like.
2 oz. glue
2 oz. shaving cream
2 oz. foaming hand soap
3 pumps regular hand soap
2 pumps body lotion
slime activator (1 tsp at a time)
1 tsp borax powder
1 cup HOT water
– stir until dissolves