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Your Ultimate Slime Recipes at BYJU’S Lab

Team StoryWeavers|May 28, 2019| 211

Summer holidays are almost over and it’s time to head back to the wonderful world of learning. To make your learning journey interesting, we have a fun activity where you can create, play and learn a thing or two about science.

Welcome to the world of SLIME!

Have you wondered what this slimy, gooey substance is all about?

For beginners, this sticky, stretchy, ooey-gooey substance is one of the most popular sensory play experiences. Mattel, a toy company, first created the slime in 1976. A glossy green slime designed by them was sold in a tiny plastic bottle called ‘trash can’. Today, making slime has become one of the favourite pastime activities for children mostly because it’s engaging and has a scientific connection.

So, what’s the science behind the slime?

According to Sir Isaac Newton, fluids like water or honey have a constant viscosity (flow). These fluids change their flow behaviour only when there’s a change in the temperature or pressure. Water, for example, freezes and turns into solid (ice) when the temperature is reduced to 0 degrees celsius and when the temperature is increased to 100 degree celsius, water changes to gas. This is known as Newton’s Law of Viscosity. The fluids that obey this law are Newtonian fluids.

But there are certain fluids which do not follow the law. In fact, they go against the law and change their viscosity or flow behaviour under stress. Such fluids are Non-Newtonian fluids. Slime is one such Non-Newtonian fluid that behaves like a solid and liquid depending on the stress (like knead or shake them) applied. Interesting, isn’t it?

Now, that we know the science behind the slime, let’s explore some awesome Do It Yourself (DIY) slime recipes you can make at home.

BYJU’S SLIME RECIPES

#1 Experiment: Unicorn Fluffy Slime

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, mix the glue and shaving cream with an ice cream stick.
  2. In another bowl, mix 1/2 teaspoon of borax powder with one cup of water. Stir until the borax powder is dissolved completely.
  3. Add about a teaspoon of that mixture into the glue and shaving cream bowl and stir.
  4. Knead the mixture well. If it’s too sticky, add a little borax and water mixture.
  5. Once your fluffy slime recipe is ready, separate it into three pieces.
  6. Now add a drop of pink food colouring to the first piece of slime and knead until the entire piece turns pink.
  7. Repeat with the other two pieces of slime by adding one drop of blue and one drop of yellow to them.
  8. When all the three pieces are coloured, mix them together.
  9. The longer you knead the slime, the better is the blend of colours.

Tip: You can also add glitter to your slime while kneading to give it a sparkly touch!

#2 Experiment: Liquid Starch Slime

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, add glue and 1/2 cup of water and mix well.
  2. Squirt in a few drops of paint to the bowl and mix well. You can also divide the slime into 2-3 mini bowls and add different colours to it.
  3. Slowly add liquid starch a little at a time, constantly stirring to make sure it’s mixed well. You’ll be able to tell when it comes together.
  4. Knead the slime as the consistency thickens.

#3 Experiment: Foam Ball Slime

Instructions:

  1. Pour 1/2 cup of glue into a bowl and add food colour of your choice. Stir this mixture well with a popsicle stick.
  2. Now add 1/2 cup of liquid starch into the mixture and squish the mixture with your hands. If it’s sticky, add more starch.
  3. Add polystyrene balls into the mixture and mix them well with your hands.
    Safety measures first!

  • Make sure you wear rubber gloves and goggles before you begin your experiments.
  • Read and follow the cautions on the borax box label.
  • If you are too young, take help from your elders while mixing borax with glue or water.
  • Once your slime is ready, store it in an airtight container.

  We hope you had fun making slime 🙂 Share your unique homemade slime recipes with us!

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Tanaya Goswami

Books are Tanaya Goswami’s first love and cheesecakes come a close second. Talking about movies, music, calligraphy, politics, and Elon Musk will get you listed under the friends’ section of her diary. Ever since moving on from her job as an English lecturer, she spends her time at BYJU’S crafting stories filled with emotion and sprinkled with sarcasm. Outside of work, she’s either learning something new (French, most recently!) or is curled up with a book and a cup of coffee. She firmly believes that discovering what you don’t know is the key to knowledge and is constantly working towards improving herself. Drop in a line at [email protected] if you liked her stories, have something nice to say, or if you have compelling ideas to share!

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Rishikesh

May 28, 2019

So satisfying


Hardik sharma

May 29, 2019

It’s very interesting


Geetanjali

May 29, 2019

Orsum ?


Purnendu Barai

May 29, 2019

Wow it pretty cool .I know what is slime .now I want to ask a question when I mixed corn starch and water together I get a non -newtonian fluid it behave like water ,but when stressed is applied it have like solid .can tell me more interesting recipe


Dr Koteswararao Seelam

May 29, 2019

We need all the material, are you able to provide for doing slime lab experiments, we will pay money


Darsh Khurana

May 29, 2019

nice


Thanvitha

May 29, 2019

Will do it for sure!


Jayashree

May 29, 2019

Thanks for your kind instructions


Shreyan Shyam Behera

May 29, 2019

Will definitely do it


Muskaan

May 29, 2019

I love making slimes! And they are one of my favourites.


Aishwrya kanungo

May 29, 2019

Best way to be engaged from internet n social media ?


Martin

May 29, 2019

Thanks for the recipe


Anamika mishra

May 29, 2019

Understanding slime . it’s awesome 😀 😀


JAYPRAKASH SAMPTI Patel

May 29, 2019

This is super cool


Ranvir Sharma

May 29, 2019

Interesting thing to try


Pinakesh chattopadhyay

May 29, 2019

Sounds interesting


Stranger

May 29, 2019

I have tried it but failed


Stranger

May 29, 2019

Awesome


Saneya

May 29, 2019

Wow! So, cool ???
Thanks- byju’s


Pankaj sharma

May 29, 2019

Thanks to the whole team of byjus for making our learning so much interesting
and fun . It is indeed a revolutionized learning platform


Archa

May 29, 2019

Interesting…


Ritika

May 29, 2019

Thanks to share now we can make it in home easily. Easy tricks and
the unknown science behind this.


Tinklejit

May 29, 2019

Thanks byjus for this interesting knowledge ???


Aisha Shukla

May 29, 2019

I love the unicorn? slime since I tried it


Sanchi Sanjay chikte

May 29, 2019

Thank you so much BYJU’S center for providing such good content for me and giving me support and to be
Confident I wise my future should be bright this think I kept in my mind before I use BYJU’S and now
I think my future is going to be bright thank you so so much ?????☺?


Harsh

May 29, 2019

I tried it and it’s good


Palak

May 29, 2019

U nd slime both are awesome!!!:*


Farhan Ajiz Ahmed

May 29, 2019

Interesting


Priyanshu Upadhyay

May 29, 2019

Thanks Byjus to giving use a interesting experiment of slime.


Vishal .v

May 29, 2019

Slime is awesome.
I made slime and before stirring I added some glow powder to it and tadaa an awesome combination

I also had an occasion when I tried to make slime using Ariel (saw in YouTube) and ended up making clay instead of slime check it out on our YouTube channel

The awesome bros (but better thing is to type lucky stadium and click the video with luchy stadium written on it and go to channel


Abhirami

May 29, 2019

Hello byju’s team I am Abhirami from thrissur it is a good information for me
For me so sure that I will try this experiment and reply the experience


Sneha

May 29, 2019

Yes.. I will definitely try it


Shatadrumi

May 29, 2019

Slime has always been a source of entertainment and learning for me and I enjoy doing it.
BYJU’s slime recipes are simple yet very satisfying. Loved it!


Anuj Sikarwar

May 29, 2019

Nice


Abdulla

May 29, 2019

Wow this is a amazing experiment ..?‍??‍?
I hope I will make this experiment ?‍??‍??‍?
Thank you byjus forr this amazing experiment ☺️☺️?????


Jui

May 29, 2019

It’s really fun learning?


Aanchal jain

May 29, 2019

Sir, do we have to send the mage to you or is it a competition…if yes, how can we participate.????


Nandini

May 29, 2019

I think (as a student who thinks that adults don’t understand what the typical kids are into these days?) that you have done a gr8 job !?! I am definitely going to try one of your recipes !!?
Lots of respect from my side for getting into the mind of a kid?
♡♡♡♡♡♡ ♡♡♡♡♡♡ ♡♡♡♡♡♡ ♡♡♡♡♡♡ ♡♡♡♡♡♡


Aanchal jain

May 29, 2019

Sir, do we have to send the image to you or is it a competition…if yes, how can we participate.????


Rashi Panchal

May 29, 2019

Where can I get Borax?


Ashwini

May 29, 2019

Wow! I had always been wondering about it but never got a proper answer. It’s really fun.


Utkarsh

May 29, 2019

Interesting


Adarsh bimal

May 29, 2019

Slimey


janaki

May 29, 2019

It’s actually my favorite.


Mehuli Dutta

May 29, 2019

Cool…


Ayush Pattnaik

May 29, 2019

So cool


Anwesha Pal

May 29, 2019

It’s awesome I will do it at home


Jessica kashyap

May 30, 2019

Love the idea …..??


Pankaj kurmu

May 30, 2019

Amazing and super interesting thing!!!! ?


Rounak Shekhar Jena

May 30, 2019

Looks exciting!!!


Diptesh Soni

May 30, 2019

Wow!


Utkarsha

May 30, 2019

Amazing experiments !!


Hifa

May 30, 2019

Nice!


Jothishree

May 30, 2019

It was useful for spending my holidays


Shruthi

May 30, 2019

Thanks Byjus.
I just love to play with that fluffy slime.?


Tanya sahu

May 30, 2019

I just loved it while doing this experiment


Krishna chanpa

May 30, 2019

These are amazing experiments. Thanks BYJU’S


Harsh

May 30, 2019

Where do I get borax powder


Sonal paliwal

May 30, 2019

Thanks for these wonderful experiments. i’ll try them out 😀


Sonal paliwal

May 30, 2019

Before I say something I want say thanks to byjus because it is only the one app or my institution who makes me study in fun way and with so many other activites


Swarnima Sharma

May 30, 2019

Slime is a non stick glue I love to play with it most satisfying


KARTHIC

May 30, 2019

Super ?????


Varsha

May 30, 2019

Interesting to do slime and knowing about it


Hitesh

May 30, 2019

Thanks byjus a lot
It is a best experiment to be away from social media
It is so interesting and having fun in it


Syamala

May 30, 2019

It helps me keep my stress away


Ashmita paul

May 30, 2019

I have made slime twice but now I actually get to know the exact reason behind it… After knowing the science behind it, now it gets much more interesting.. Have a lot of fun in making the slime…?


Vaibhavi

May 30, 2019

Hey really awesome!
I didn’t know this
Thankyou Byjus


Parth Rananaware

May 30, 2019

Can we make slim without liquid starch or borax powder?


Vaibhavi Chaudhari

May 30, 2019

Very good recipies ?


Naga Manasvini.Siva

May 30, 2019

Awesome,very satisfying


Sri laxmi

May 30, 2019

Wonderful slimes ☺️☺️☺️


Rishabh

May 30, 2019

Excellent science experiment


Bhakti Patel

May 30, 2019

It’s too interesting


Adarsh bimal

May 30, 2019

Waste


Akanksha

May 30, 2019

Ausome one????✌


Srimaye

May 30, 2019

Awesome


Asha

May 30, 2019

super cool experiments. i’m loving it


Naila

May 30, 2019

This is an interesting experiment it works. I tried it


Mili taneja

May 30, 2019

Really fun and interesting slime recipes ??


Kanishka Sharma

May 30, 2019

I love slime they are very good to spend time with


senaajit

May 30, 2019

i find slime a nice way to relax


Sidharth

May 30, 2019

These methods are really easy and good


Samiksha Kahali

May 30, 2019

Yes!!!finally I got better ideas bout slime!!!! thanks?☺️


Swayam Baviskar

May 30, 2019

Tried it and it is awesome??


Priya

May 30, 2019

I really fall in love with maths which i really hate now my maths is improve and now my studies are fun for me all t
hanks to bjyu’s app?????????


Hifa

May 30, 2019

It is so interesting?


Charvi aggarwal

May 30, 2019

I have bought many toy set of slime then they said that it is better than other on plsbuy it . But it
s wastage of money. Then I saw byjus slime. And stop buying new edition of slims. And the this is working I have made all and this lime. My friends are asking me from where did you find it . I say magic of byjus. Thanks for it I can know more about slime


Shruti srujanika

May 30, 2019

Very interesting
Thank you BYJU


Neha jayakumar

May 30, 2019

Really funny and interesting


Shubhansh

May 30, 2019

Nice to play


Prachi

May 31, 2019

It’s amazing. Thanks byjus


Prachi

May 31, 2019

I will surely try one of it


Hiya

May 31, 2019

Fantabulous!!


Diya

May 31, 2019

cool


Paul

May 31, 2019

I like the slime work


Pawan

May 31, 2019

I am not getting it but it have some thickness


Haripriya

May 31, 2019

Really it’s very interesting.??


Vishnu

May 31, 2019

It was so cute to do . thanks byjus for this awesome experiment ??


Kashvi goel

May 31, 2019

Instead of borax we can use any activator as I had made all those slimes one full year ago


Adarsh

May 31, 2019

Wonderful experiment… Really enjoyed a lot


Samiksha Kahali

May 31, 2019

Um…can we make slime without borax powder or liquid starch?


Prameksha Khandelwal

May 31, 2019

So satisfying


Bhavi Rathore

May 31, 2019

I have tried and enjoying the first slime recipe


Rohit Amale

May 31, 2019

Love the experiments as like to play with slime because slime is really satisfying?


Sabarish Subramanyan.S

May 31, 2019

You can also make slime without glue.
Slime is very good ???


Fawzan

May 31, 2019

The best


Dakshina koli

May 31, 2019

This was super cool


Taniya Sharieff

May 31, 2019

I love to make slimes I love it


Anugraha

May 31, 2019

Thank u. I will make it for sure. I like slime very much . Thank u once again for you instructions .


Vishwa

May 31, 2019

It’s very easy ,awesome and interesting


Shobhitha.k.r

May 31, 2019

Wow,ossum superb.


Akshaya

May 31, 2019

Interesting


Askar parvesh

May 31, 2019

So sticky and very soft


Aman Chandra H

June 1, 2019

I don’t have borax powder and liquid
Starch please send materials to my
House


Shagun

June 1, 2019

Thanks for the information ?


Mohit gupta

June 1, 2019

It’s too good , very cool activity ?


Navdha

June 1, 2019

It’s awesome


Hardik sharma

June 1, 2019

I tried but I failed


Anaya pasricha

June 1, 2019

I loved the unicorn fluffy slime!!


P Said Harshini

June 1, 2019

I ? slime it’s very interesting


Rohit Dwivedi

June 1, 2019

I love slime because they are squeezie slimy and soft to touch…..
now from this activity I learnt that how to make Slime at home so easily.
now I don’t have to go to the market and buy it…
now I can easily make this crazy soft and colourful Slime at home only….

Thanks byjus for sharing a wonderful activity for summer breaks….


Aditi Sureka

June 1, 2019

I love slime. I tried it once when I was small by seeing YouTube but could Not make it. Thanks for telling steps and quantity of the substance. I love it.


Husba tabassum

June 1, 2019

Wow its osm?and satisfied


Gayatri

June 1, 2019

Intresting…I will try !!! ????


Anshima

June 1, 2019

Thank you for this recipe


Byjus lover (ADITI)

June 1, 2019

Thankyou byjus for sharing and telling us these experiments.
I love slime.
I am surely going to do this experiment.


Poojha

June 1, 2019

Very interesting slime????


Souhrudh Jeevan

June 1, 2019

I love slime thank you byjus


Me

June 2, 2019

This is soo cool!
Thx byjus??


Soumya Parihar

June 2, 2019

Can I send my slime recipes


M bhavishia

June 2, 2019

I love slime ?????


Akhil

June 2, 2019

byjus only gave me idea how to make Slime

thank you byjus


Priyanshi Jain

June 2, 2019

Its very nice.I always try to make slime but never get success in it.
After this byju’s recipoe I surely try it again and I think this time I will be able to do it.
Thanks for your creative ideas and also telling us the science behind this???????


Ila Parashar

June 2, 2019

I have tried them 2 yrs ago
It is fascinating


Sujay

June 3, 2019

Love slime. Also did the experiment,they were so good


Samrudhi Sonawane

June 3, 2019

I make slime .It doesn’t obey Newton’s law Of viscosity.I understand this experiment. It is wonderful


Pradatta

June 3, 2019

I wanna know about kinetic sand >.<


Lakshita

June 3, 2019

Love to play with slime


Anushka

June 3, 2019

I don’t like it a lot but I like the theory behind it


Soumyajit Roy

June 3, 2019

Thanks Byjus I love slime


Soumyajit Roy

June 3, 2019

Thanks I love Slimes


Tiya

June 3, 2019

It is very fascinating lt also tells about Issac Newton’s
discovery


Ginny Weasley

June 4, 2019

Thanks byjus for the info…. i love making slimes and will surely try this out with my cousin sister(with whom i am staying for my holidays)!??????


Priyaanshi Dave

June 4, 2019

Wow…its amazing i loved it ????
It’s very interesting to learn


Harsh

June 4, 2019

Ill surely try these and learn more about non nutonian fluid


Laasya Sree

June 4, 2019

I had tried making slimes many times but it turned out to be only smelly I’ll try these slime recipes .


SUNITA SREEDHAR

June 5, 2019

Where is borax available


Kanishka

June 5, 2019

Very amazing


Kanishka

June 5, 2019

Fabulous


Saubhagya somvanshi

June 5, 2019

Good


shreya srinivas

June 5, 2019

BYJU’S helped me a lot. I was a weak student and now i’m a 2nd rank holder in my school…love u BYJU’S loads n loads of love


Utkarsha Mishra

June 6, 2019

So coool?it makes me want to dance with happiness


Abhijeet

June 6, 2019

Once I left my slime under Sun and after few hours it became very sticky and smells very bad. That’s why it is
Preferred to keep in air tight container


Shobi

June 6, 2019

I like slime


Divya

June 7, 2019

Very interesting , but can you someone please tell me where can we find Borax Powder ??


Utkarsh mhatre

June 8, 2019

interesting recipes


Sameer

June 9, 2019

Very interested to prepare slime.


Ridhima Singh

June 9, 2019

Ultimate experience!!!


Zaid Kamal

June 9, 2019

Actually I don’t like slime… But if it was useful to learn about their recipes, properties and all


Vedika

June 10, 2019

I have tried making slimes a lot of time but most of them did not turn out as they are supposed to turn out . But slime is the most satisfying thing.


Aayush

June 10, 2019

Thanks for giving us such an interesting and satisfying experiment


Riya Bhatia

June 10, 2019

It is very interesting .I love it?. I will try to make it ?


Sachin Abaji Patil

June 10, 2019

Woooowwww. Ossum


Akshaya ramya

June 10, 2019

I love these slime . This shows byjus is not only a series of learning syllabus but also these Things which make us very happy and can’t wait till we try that . THANK U BYJUS FOR THIS GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY ??☺???❤????????


Sanjana

June 10, 2019

Slimes are really interesting??


Sushrita?☺️

June 11, 2019

Sushrita-Thanks for giving us such an interesting and satisfying experiment


mehek doshi

June 11, 2019

love the slime recepies


Sonali

June 11, 2019

Wow…slimes are so satisfying ???


Pandurang N Kubal

June 11, 2019

Um…… What is liquid starch?
Do we need to buy it or we can do it at home?


Rudranil Ghosh

June 12, 2019

Thankyou byju’s team!!! The second one is super easy and hope everybody should try this at home???????????????????


Shreshtha chaudhary

June 12, 2019

Thank you byjus for giving me this information about slime and I always try to make slime but I could not make it .
Now I know the steps I will follow the steps given by byjus and try to make it .


Ganisha

June 13, 2019

Awesome way to make slime


Vani Sugovind S R

June 13, 2019

Thankyou Byjus ???


Rupithanjali

June 13, 2019

So satisfying


Niharika

June 16, 2019

Even I love slime. They are very satisfying


Pavi Tyagi

June 17, 2019

This is Slimetastic


Priyal Sisodiya

June 18, 2019

We can make soo many different types of slimes I have made 24 slimes at my home they are soo relaxing and super easy to make..??????


Aryan

June 20, 2019

I’ve tried so many slime recipes but these recipes made slime that was much more better than the slimes made with other recipes


D . khoushik

June 20, 2019

So instead in it , friends if you didn’t got Borax powder add salt and detergent and mix that


Ramesh prasath

June 23, 2019

Please someone send me a slime I like it very much


Madhura

June 28, 2019

So.. Colorful ?


Anaya pasricha

July 7, 2019

Lovely ,I love making slime!!☺


Unknown

July 23, 2019

I tried so many times in different ways. Thank you BYJU’S


Riya

July 27, 2019

Can you tell me more about liquid starch??


Vaibhav

September 8, 2019

Making Slime made mine mind refreshed


Simran

September 9, 2019

You should tell us more recipes of slime
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Pekham Mukhopadhyay

September 29, 2019

It so amazing. From today I liked it??


Trishan Saha

November 21, 2019

A playful toy slime!


Samruddhi

February 22, 2020

It was a special satisfying ???? my mom said it’s like most??


Koninika Pandit

February 25, 2020

It didn’t come as much expected. But thank you Byju ‘s for sharing such a fun and and satisfying slime
recipe


Dhanya K

March 10, 2020

It’s a nice idea…..but the ingredients are not available easily ??we need some easy and cute idea??


Divyansh

March 23, 2020

I can’t make it ????


Anaya

March 30, 2020

I tried the unicorn slime and it turned out the same and so satisfying…..??


Arnab Kumar

April 12, 2020

I did experiment 1. It was so amazing


Atri pathak

June 7, 2020

It’s so satisfying ??


Agrata Verma

June 11, 2020

: I tried making the UNICORN FLUFFY SLIME! Such an amazing experience and the slime turned out to be so fluffy and fun to play! Thank you Byju’s!


Nirmala Shantanu Pande

August 13, 2020

I made it , it is so amazing l love it


Shivam Vitthal Langote

September 25, 2020

I had tried it. It is so nice.?‍?⚛️


Nirmala Shantanu Pande

October 1, 2020

I made unicorn ? slime


Nehal Pohane

March 22, 2021

I made them about 2 years late 😁but still so satisfying..


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