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 NOT a gooey polymer like you make as a science experiment.  It is completely non-toxic and non-staining, and perfect for pouring on someone!  It is even safe to eat (though I wouldn’t recommend it). 


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).  Stir  and reduce to medium-low heat.  Let simmer for 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until slime begins to thicken.  Ideally, you will have a smooth, slightly thickened mixture, but if you forgot to stir, you will have some clumps on the bottom.  Don’t worry, it’s all good!

LET THE SLIME COOL THOROUGHLY before use.  I let mine cool on the stove and transfer then refrigerate it overnight.

Makes one big bucketful, or enough to slime yourself and a friend.

Rinse the pot before the slime dries so it will be easier to clean.

Whoever gets slimed should rinse their hair clean afterwards.  Anything that gets on clothes, etc, will come out in the wash or clean up with a damp rag.

You could be next! 🙂

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. Thanks! My mom made slime for us and it turned out great! I got covered in slime on weekend.

    1. That’s awesome to hear, Aaron! I’m really glad you got to be covered in slime!

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. We’re definitely doing this. My son wants to be slimed so bad. Thanks for visiting Peach Creek elem!

  5. 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!

  6. This is what we’ve been looking for, thanks. My kids want to get covered in slime so bad.

  7. 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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