How To Make Slime

Ever wonder what ectoplasm feels like? No you can find out for yourself. Take a little water, some kid's glue and a little food coloring and presto, instant slime. You can even make green or pink slime depending on how you plan to use it; in case you plan to animate a statue or something.

- Eugene

Green Ectoplasm:

- 1 1/2 cup water

- 5 oz bottle clear non toxic glue

- 1/2 tsp Borax

- green & yellow food coloring

Pink Ectoplasm:

- 1 1/2 cup water

- 5 oz bottle white glue

- 1/2 tsp Borax

- red food coloring


- Combine 1 cup water and 1/2 tsp Borax. Mix together.

- Combine 1/2 cup water and 5 oz bottle glue. Mix together.

- For the pink slime, add 3 drops of red food coloring to the white glue mixture. For the green slime, add 2 drops green food coloring and 5 drops of yellow food coloring to the clear glue mix. Mix together.

- Combine the borax / water mixture with the water / glue mixture. Stir together with a fork or fingers.

- Move the slime from the mixing bowl to another container, preferably with a lid that is air tight. There will be a little colored water left in the bowl.

The slime is non-toxic and can be cleaned up with soap and water. My four year old boys love playing with it and it will keep for a week or more in an air tight container. I got the original recipe from Grant Thompson's YouTube page, The King of Random. You can check out the original video below.