Wondering how in the world you can make slime with Borax?
Great, because I think I have mastered this whole slime thing.
Not on my first try but with some research and testing, I have actually created the oh so popular fad they like to call slime.
Things didn’t start out so pretty but I’m glad things are back in order.
My house is a mess thanks to my 3 boys who decided to play scientist thanks to all the YouTube videos on how to make slime.
From the dish soap to the toothpaste, all the way to the fabric softener, they have been trying all day to make their very own slime.
After seeing glue everywhere and my 3 year old slipping on the recipe (that he spilled), I decided that it was time for dad to step in and show them how it was done.
From what seemed like an easy task became a chore due to the thousands of YouTube videos that probably did nothing but confuse me.
After some trial and error, we finally figured it out but not until after a few failed attempts.
First things first, what in the world is Borax?
Before even hearing about slime, I had never heard of this product before.
I also didn’t know that it was actually in the form of powder as that is not how it looked when I saw all these YouTubers making slime.
Come to find out that there was an added step that I just didn’t see, which I’ll be explaining down below.
Now I also didn’t know that Borax was actually a “detergent booster” that helped to give your laundry that extra clean needed.
It is also a household cleaner that once again, I had no clue about.
This is also the same reason why you see others using all kinds of household products to create slime but we can save that tutorial for another day.
For now, let’s stick with some good old Borax.
But before you even get started, you are going to need the right ingredients and some directions or you won’t succeed at this project.
If you watched a video from the Queen of Slime (Karina Garcia) and decided that you can do this whole make slime thing by yourself like I did, I’m almost sure that you ended with the same result I had.
An epic fail.
From what seemed like a super simple thing ended up being a big mess (literally) and what made things even worse was that we ended up without any slime.
All we had was a big lump of I don’t know what and a bunch of unhappy kids.
So what did I do?
I put on a cape, flew right in the house to my Super Hero help center (YouTube) and found the right ingredients with the right instructions.
Who would’ve thought that 2 minutes was all I needed to make some real slime?
Not me, but hey, we made it happen.
So How Do You Make Slime With Borax?
If you can follow instructions then you will not fail at making slime.
Now if you try to go about doing this on your own, then I’m almost sure that you will fail.
So before you make the same mistake I made, here are the instructions on how to make slime with Borax.
But first, Here is what you need.
- 32 oz of water (4 bottles)
- A bowl
- Food coloring (optional)
- Make the solution (borax + water).
- Add a tube of glue into the mixing bowl
- Mix about the same amount of water into the glue.
- Add food coloring if desired (5 drops will be fine). Keep mixing until blended perfectly.
- Add the “solution” (Borax + water mix) very slowly while mixing. About an once at a time.
- Keep mixing until you get it to start looking like slime.
- Knead the slime with your hands until curing is complete.
Keep in mind that Borax is a very concentrated product on its own when it comes to making slime.
My first attempt was of course a fail and I put the powder directly into the glue and water mixture.
Mix your solution before anything or you will come across the same problems we had.
Once the solution is done everything else will fall into place as there is no exact measurements needed when mixing the glue and water and only when it comes time to adding the solution.
At that time, you need to be less generous with the solution and add it slowly and after a lot of mixing has been done.
Get carried away and you will end up with a clump of I don’t know what and you will have to start the whole process over.
Once you get the hang of things, making slime with borax will be a breeze.
Keep your slime stored in a sealable container or you will have that same clump of borax that you don’t want.
If you have any problems with your slime, feel free to leave them in the comments section below as I feel I have reached a level of “Slime King” if that’s what you want to call it.