Making slime is a cheap and fun activity that continues to spark curiosity and engross teens and kids alike. The slime craze has become so widespread that your local superstores are rushing to stock on glue since it is the essential ingredient used in the preparation of slime. Sliming is a very easy way to keep your kids working with their hands and away from electronics for hours. The entire process of making slime is a fun science experiment, and you can add more or less of any ingredient to produce a vastly different result. The secret is to play around with the ingredients until you come up with the recipe you love. Just like art, slime is subjective. People like different degrees of sliminess, stickiness, and textures. To help you get started, we’ve outlined some add-in ingredients to slime that you might want to try out in search of your perfect combination.
What could be more fun than playing with snow? You might have a little artificial snow left from last Christmas’s crafts shopping. Rather than throw it out, be creative and use it as an ingredient for your slime projects. Fake snow is shimmery and very light-weight, which means you get to create a light and fluffy slime and it only takes just a few minutes to whip up. It maintains the stretchiness of the slime without overwhelming the original texture of the slime.
Cabochons are the charms of slime mixins. They are flat beads that you can mix in slime. They are made from resins, plastic or polymer clay that are usually painted which means the resulting slime is not just crunchy, it’s colorful too. Many of the cabochons, like you see above, are shaped in mini desserts that could include cupcakes, donuts, hamburgers, strawberries and cakes but you can even find tiny coffee mugs, butterflies or leaves. You can stick them into your slime when you finish mixing the ingredients together.
Nail art supplies can make excellent add ins for slime. The same style used in nail art can be incorporated in the decoration of slime. Nail art crystals of different shapes, whether squared, oval, triangular or circular in 3D can be included in the creation of slime as well. Nail art crystals can also be mixed with slime but be careful that they are not too sharp to poke into your hands while squishing it.