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Making slime yourself is a great opportunity for both children and their parents. From this article, you can learn a little more about the polymers while enjoying the benefits of sensory play.

Make your own slime - fun for young and old

So slime is a polymer. Polymers are made up of long, pliable molecules that are something like spaghetti! When kids make slime at home, they learn about chemical reactions, polymers, and viscosity. This experiment is great fun for young and old alike and takes a little time and a few common ingredients.

Stay tuned in to learn how you and your kids can make slime yourself.

Slime is a polymer composed of long, flexible molecules

DIY slime can be colored in different shades. Use food coloring for this

What is slime?

Slime has been around for decades, but it's recently become more popular among both children and adults. This viscous substance is made from a combination of ingredients and can be customized to vary widely in colour, texture and consistency. The fascination of slime lies in its ability to deform and in the fact that it resembles both a liquid and a solid. Not only can dealing with slime be fun, but it can also be stress relieving.

Playing with slime can promote sensory perception in children

Give your kids tons of fun by making slime together and then playing with it

Is homemade slime harmless?

Many slime recipes you find online require the use of borax, a common laundry detergent additive. While borax may be harmless in small amounts, the amounts called for in some recipes can prove toxic. If accidentally ingested or by people with For sensitive skin, borax can cause a variety of uncomfortable symptoms such as skin irritation and many others.

However, there are a number of recipes with alternative ingredients that are considered harmless. But like any toy, parents need to supervise their toddlers while they are playing.

Safety first: don't let toddlers play with slime without control

How to make slime with detergent yourself

What do you need:

  • Glue/White Glue
  • Liquid Detergent
  • Shampoo of your choice
  • Glitter (optional)
  • Food coloring (optional)

The recipe for slime with detergent is by no means tedious or time-consuming

Making slime out of a few common household ingredients

How to make slime with detergent:

Mix together equal amounts of white glue and water in a bowl. Start with half a cup.

Add food coloring and/or glitter if you like and stir well. Start with 2 drops of food coloring and/or 1 teaspoon of glitter and increase the amounts as needed to achieve the look you want.

Stir in a quarter cup of liquid detergent and stir well.

Knead the mixture for several minutes until it reaches the desired consistency. The longer you knead them, the thicker the slime will become.

Add some fragrance and a smooth texture to your mixture by mixing in one or more teaspoons of your favorite shampoo.

Add glitter and have an effective slime as a result

How to make slime yourself without glue

You can also make a fluffy slime yourself without glue.

What do you need:

  • A gentle 3-in-1 children's shampoo
  • Shaving foam
  • s alt

Recipe for slime without glue and with shaving foam

How to make slime without glue:

Pour the shampoo into a bowl. If you're not sure how much to use, start with about two tablespoons. You can always add more later to make a larger batch.

Add shaving cream to the bowl so you have a Get a 1:1 mix of shampoo and shaving foam.

Stir until your mixture has a uniform consistency.

Add s alt. If you used two tablespoons of shampoo, you will need about a teaspoon of s alt.

Mix until your slime is smooth in texture.

Let the slime freeze in the freezer for about 15 minutes.

Take out and play!

Mix all the ingredients together well and you're done! Here is the result

Make slime yourself - tips and tricks

Experiment with the ingredients that change the texture and consistency of your slime. The following tips can help you with this:

  • Adding cornstarch to your recipe will result in a fluffier slime.
  • Use a washable adhesive.
  • If your slime is too sticky, knead it a little longer or add a few drops of dish soap.
  • Store your slime in a plastic container with an airtight lid.
  • The slime will keep for several days at room temperature.
  • Place the container in the fridge to store your slime for up to a month.

Have fun playing with your homemade slime!

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