DIY - Slime Time!

Not only is slime fun to make and keeps the kids entertained for hours (and we mean hours!), it’s a great form of sensory play, stimulating any young child’s senses!

We trial two versions of the slime:
Version 1 - with Borax
Version 2 - Eco (without Borax).
Both recipes are included below.

A few things to note:
- Newspaper, Newspaper, Newspaper – this can get messy.
- If you want to keep the slime contained, you’ll get the same experience by popping the finished result in a sandwich bag.
- Once finished playing always keep in a ziplock bag.
- Remember, slime is only meant to be played with, not eaten!

Version One – With Borax

1/2 cup PVC glue
1/2 cup cold water
Choice of food colouring (and glitter if you wish to add!)
5 tbsp Borax laundry detergent
1 cup of hot water (just boiled)

How to:

1)    In a large mixing bowl, add ½ cup glue & ½ cup cold water.

2)    Add in your choice of food colouring and any additional items here (glitter is a winner!)

3)    In a separate bowl, dissolve a tablespoon of Borax with one cup of hot water. Stir. Add additional teaspoons of Borax, until no more Borax will dissolve. This can vary.

4)    Add the Borax mixture to the glue mixture. Make sure if there is any residual undissolved Borax not to pour it into the glue mixture.

5)    Stir the combined mixture. A slime blog will start to form while stirring.

6)    Pull the blob out and knead it until it takes form as a slime blob!

7)    If you wish, you can add more glitter at this stage. Refrain from adding more food colouring here as it will stain hands!


Version Two – Eco Slime (without Borax)

4 tablespoons PVA glue (make sure you have a little extra)
1 tablespoon water
Food colouring and glitter of your choice.
½ cup cornflour


How to:

1)    In a large mixing bowl, add glue, water and food colouring. Mix well.

2)    Add in cornflour. Mix well. If the mixture is too dry add more glue a little bit at a time.

3)    Once the mixture is combined, use your hands to knead it to take form.


Here is an example of the different textures between the two: