If you’ve never made slime before, you’re in for a real treat. Making slime is so much fun and it’s a great opportunity to see science at work right in your own home. While making slime is not an exact science, I am going to teach you the basics of making a great batch of slime.
My kids and I have made lots of different slime recipes but I’ve only been able to blog a few. If you want some other slime recipes, I’ve linked them for you below. They’re all a lot of fun to make and play with.
No Borax Slime Recipe
For this Incredibles Slime we are only using 3 ingredients. The key to a quality slime is using quality ingredients. I’ve tried some of the cheaper products and for slime is just doesn’t work. Play dough on the other hand is a different story. You can use the cheaper products for homemade play dough and it works just fine.
When it comes to quality ingredients for making slime, Elmer’s and Sta-flo are the products I recommend. I have personally used these products when making slime with my children and have better results. It helps buying in bulk so that the price per ounce is cheaper.
Incredibles Slime Ingredients
To make Incredibles Slime you’ll need just a few key ingredients. You can pick these up at your local store or you can order them on Amazon. I always use Amazon because it’s so hard to find the gallon-sized jug of glue at the store. If you plan on making more batches of slime, don’t worry with those tiny white glue bottles. Pick up a big bottle instead and save some money.
- 1 cup white glue (clear glue won’t really work well for this recipe)
- acrylic paints
- 1/3 – 1/2 cup liquid starch
How to Make Incredibles Slime
Scroll down to the bottom of the page for a free printable tutorial card.
Because making slime does require the use of products that aren’t safe for consumption, we do recommend that making slime be a family project. In other words, adult supervision is recommended. It’s also really important to make sure you wash your hands before and after making/playing with slime.
To make this slime you’ll need to pour the white glue into a medium-sized bowl. If you want to make smaller batches instead, just cut the ingredients in half. Do this for each color you want to make. I like using glass bowls when making slime with acrylic paint but feel free to use whatever you have on hand.
Next, add the paint to the glue and mix until the combined. Keep adding and mixing paint until you reach the desired color. There’s not an exact amount to use here. Just eyeball it and keep adding paint to get deep colors.
Then, pour in the liquid starch and stir until it’s hard to stir.
Remove the slime from the bowl and knead with your hands for a few minutes until it’s not longer sticky. If it’s still sticky, you’ll need to add just a small amount of liquid starch to the slime and knead again.
Note: Be careful when adding more liquid starch. Adding too much liquid starch will turn your slime into a hard mess.
Liquid Starch Slime
The really great thing about slime is that you can make it any color you want. For this Incredibles Slime I used four different colors: black, red, orange, and yellow. I colored the glue with acrylic paint instead of food coloring like I normally use. This was my first time using paint and I love the way the colors turned out. So bold and bright.
I also tried using tempura paint, but I had trouble getting the red to actually look red. It might have worked with the other colors but I just moved on to acrylic paints instead.
I did have to use a good amount of paint to get the desired colors. But I think it would have been the same issue using food colors. I’m not sure which way is cheaper since I haven’t done the math, but I did use the cheapest acrylic paints I could find at Michael’s.
Playing with Slime
After making each batch of Incredibles Slime, I took a bit from each color and laid them out next to each other in long strands. You can pull it, you can stretch it and you can mix it.
As you begin to mix the colors, the slime will turn brown. So while it doesn’t stay colored like Incredibles Slime indefinitely, it’s still fun to play with.
Remember – this slime is not edible or even taste-safe. This should not be put into the mouth for any reason. Please carefully supervise your children during play time and have them wash their hands after playing with slime.
How to Clean Up Slime
The key for cleaning up slime is vinegar. What you’ll want to do is remove all the excess slime from the area that you can using a paper towel. Then soak the area in white vinegar for about 5 minutes. After the 5 minutes, use a little warm water on the area and pat and blot dry using another paper towel.
Note: It’s important that you don’t rub it. This will push the slime into the fibers and make it even harder to get up.
You will probably need to repeat this process several times before you get all the slime. When you’ve removed all the slime, allow to dry and then vacuum.
Don’t forget to pin this Incredible Slime recipe to one of your favorite Pinterest boards.
- medium-sized bowls
- something to stir with
- Pour the white glue into medium-sized bowls. Do this for each color you want to make.
- Add paint to the glue and stir until the combined. The amount of paint you need to use depends on the color you wish to achieve.
- Pour in the liquid starch and stir until the mixture is hard to stir and begins forming into a slime.
- Remove slime bowl and knead with your hands for a few minutes until it’s not longer sticky. If it’s still sticky after kneading for a few minutes, you’ll need to add just a small amount of liquid starch to the slime and knead again.
Adult supervision is recommended.
Be careful when adding more liquid starch. Adding too much liquid starch will turn your slime into a hard mess.