We love our slime recipes, and one fun thing that my kids like to do is pretend that slime is water. We’ve made ocean slime before, but we’ve never made freshwater slime before! So today, we decided to learn how to make water slime as one of our summer slime recipes!
It turned out even better than I imagined it could! Keep reading so you can get the water slime recipe that we used (it is so, so easy!).
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How to Make Water Slime at Home
How to make water slime that looks just like fresh water! This simple slime recipe has just 2 ingredients and is so much fun!
Follow the recipe below to make this super easy, super clear slime recipe.
Kids will love the clarity of this slime because they can look right through it.
Ingredients to Make Water Slime
This water slime is so, so easy to make! All you need are 2 ingredients:
The Best Materials for Making Slime
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What to add to slime
Here are some fun things you can add to slime to make it more exciting no matter what recipe you use!
- Slime add-ins and toys
- Non-toxic slime scents
- Foam, foil, beads, sprinkles, and other popular slime add-ins in one organized set
- Polymer clay fruit and animal add-ins
- Slime sensory kit
- Slime rackets
- Fishbowl beads
- Instant snow powder
- Non-drying clay
And you always want to keep a bottle of slime reactivator on hand so your slime doesn’t get too sticky over time!
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These slime craft kits include everything you need to make slime creation even easier!
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How to Make Fresh Water Slime
Making clear water slime is so, so easy. It’s one of the easiest slime recipes you can make!
This activator is almost completely foolproof, which makes it perfect for people new to slime. If you need help, check out our slime troubleshooting guide.
The first thing to do is add your glue. We used about one cup. Try not to stir. The secret to this slime is to keep as many bubbles out as possible.
Next, add your slime activator. Using the Elmer’s slime activator for this helps reduce discoloring.
I just added the slime activator until the slime reached the consistency that I wanted.
The recommended about is about 1/2 a cup per cup of glue, but you can add more or less depending on how thick or stretchy you want the slime to be.
Mix the slime, but try not to mix it too much.
I actually had a bit of coloring on my hand, so this version actually had a slight blue tint, which is perfectly OK for water slime!
When I stretched out the slime, it was clear as glass!
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How to Fix Slime
If you run into problems, check out the solution to common clear slime problems below.
My Slime Isn’t Clear!
If your slime isn’t clear, you probably introduced too many air bubbles. Let the slime sit out for about an hour and come back and inspect it. The longer you let it sit, the clearer it will get.
My Slime is too Runny!
If your slime is watery, just add more activator. The Elmer’s slime activator is very reliable and when you add enough, your slime will be perfect.
My Slime is Breaking!
This is rarely a problem with slime that uses Elmer’s activator, but if your slime is making chunks instead of stretching, you have too much activator. Add a bit more glue and water and your slime will become stretchy again.