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What Do You Need to Make Slime?

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Slime lovers know that there are 100s of ways to make slime! So sometimes, finding out what to use can be a challenge! Luckily, we’ve got a list of what you need to make 12 unique slime recipes!

You can also download our free slime guide to get more help with ingredients for making slime.

So what do you need to make slime? Find out below!

Slime lovers know that there are 100s of ways to make slime! So sometimes, finding out what to use can be a challenge! Luckily, we've got a list of what you need to make 12 unique slime recipes!

What Do You Need to Make Sime?

There are tons of slime recipes, and so many ways to make it! Here is a list of supplies that we often used to make our core slime recipes.

Why is My Slime Not Working?

Slime doesn’t always work, no matter what recipe you are making! Slime is made through a chemical reaction.

Sometimes the chemical reaction doesn’t work right- usually because someone hasn’t including the right ratio of ingredients.

Each slime recipe has a different solution, but typically, you’ll either have slime that is too thick, too sticky, or too runny. Here’s how to fix those problems.

How to Make Your Slime Less Sticky

If your slime is sticky, you haven’t added enough slime activator. Add more activator and knead your slime to reduce stickiness.

How to Fix Runny Slime

Runny slime happens often when you don’t have enough glue, or you might be making an alternative slime recipe, which just tend to be runnier than slime activated with borax.

Try adding more glue or more activator to your slime and see if that fixes the problem.

How to Make Slime Stretchy

If you have other problems, like your slime is stringy or your slime is too thick, visit our slime troubleshooting guide and fix all of the common errors with slime!

You can also download our slime troubleshooting cheat sheet to get info on fixing ruined slime.

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Ingredients to Make Slime

If I know my kids are going to want to make slime on a weekend, I always try to stock these basic slime supplies:

Slime Add-Ins

Here are some fun things you can add to your slime to make it more fun!

What You Need to Make Slime- Recipe by Recipe

Each slime requires special ingredients to make it properly. Shop what you need for each slime recipe below, then you can click on the recipe link so you can make that type of slime!

Soap Slime

Soap slime is easy to make! You’ll need:

Fluffy Slime

We love to make fluffy slime. Here’s what you need to make it:

The best fluffy slime recipe is super easy to make!

Epsom Salt Slime

If you want to make Epsom salt slime, this is what you need:

Learn how to make slime with salt here!

Borax Slime

Borax slime is a classic! Here’s what you need to make it:

Find our favorite borax slime recipe here.

Each slime requires special ingredients to make it properly. Shop what you need for each slime recipe below, then you can click on the recipe link so you can make that type of slime!

Lotion Slime

Lotion slime is soft and stretchy and a favorite with kids.

Here is a recipe for how to make lotion slime that you’ll love making over and over!

Jelly Slime

Jelly slime is cool to the touch and has a fun texture!

Find our favorite jelly slime recipe. here!

Laundry Starch Slime

We often used laundry starch in our slime. Here’s what you’ll need:

Don’t forget to check out the full recipe for how to make slime with liquid starch here.

Baking Soda Slime

Baking soda slime is easy to make. All it takes is baking soda and glue! Here’s what you need:

Learn How to Make Slime with Baking Soda!

Xanthan Gum Slime

If you want to make xanthan gum, this is what you need:

Xanthan gum slime comes out more like goo than traditional slime, but it’s a lot of fun to play with!

Cornstarch Slime

When you make cornstarch slime, you just need 3 ingredients!

You’ll need:

Contact Solution Slime

Making slime with contact solution is a lot of fun! Here’s what you need:

Eco-Friendly Slime

Did you know that it’s possible to make eco-friendly slime without glue?

You’ll need:

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More Fun Slime Recipes

Ocean Slime

Bubblegum Slime

Taffy Slime

Color-Changing Slime

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