How to Make Slime

The number one question kids ask at the end of each show is what’s in the slime!  There are many, many different recipes for making slime.  The one I use, I call “theatrical slime” because it is somewhat different from the types used in science experiments.  It is completely non-toxic and non-staining, and it is even safe to eat (though I wouldn’t recommend it).  Perfect for sliming your friends!


6 quarts of water

1 box of corn starch

green food coloring


Pour water into a large pot.  Stir in corn starch, breaking up any clumps.  Add 5-6 drops of food coloring, or more if you like.  Bring to a boil (with parent supervision).  Reduce to medium-low heat and let simmer for 20-30 minutes, or until slime begins to thicken.  Rinse the pot before the slime dries so it will be easier to clean.  LET IT COOL THOROUGHLY before use.  When I need slime in a hurry, I add ice at the end.  Makes one big bucketful, or enough to slime yourself and a friend.

34 Replies to “How to Make Slime”

    1. I am very glad you enjoyed the show, Tiana, and thank you for letting me know! It was a pleasure to visit your school.

  1. Hi, I go to Kirk Elementary. I’m from Russia. My name is Nikov Provodnikiev. Please come to our school and slime us all! Thanks.

  2. You visited Haynes Elem last week and all my daughter could talk about is wanting to get covered in slime. Thanks for the show and for sharing your recipe.

  3. Hi! Someone in our Facebook group shared your site so I
    came to look it over. Really cool what you are doing with the kids!

  4. We will have to try this. We tried to slime my daughter with a lot of ooblek, but it just doesn’t ooze.

    1. Nicki, these is a good recipe because it is child-safe, and even edible. For the very best ooze, I recommend PVA slime or methyl cellulose slime, but I think the recipe is best for kids having fun.

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