Slime Time

When you think of homemade slime, chances are you think of the classic recipe involving cornstarch and water. However, there are numerous other ways to make your own slime:

Martin Bridge Blazing Ahead! by Jessica Scott Kerrin and Joseph Kelly has a recipe that uses Gummi Bears as the principal ingredient!

Susan Ohanian’s From Pumpkin Time to Valentines suggests making slime using oatmeal!

Prize-Winning Science Fair Projects for Curious Kids by Joe Rhatigan and Rain Newcomb has a recipe that seems closer to the type of slime you can buy in stores. The secret ingredient? Powdered laundry booster.

Plastics and Polymers Science Fair Projects by Madeline P. Goodstein does something similar, this time suggesting Borax (along with necessary safety tips for using it).

That reminds me. I remember reading that the actress who played the little girl in The Monster That Challenged the World once did an interview where she revealed how the titular monster’s slime was created using only water and a particular brand of soap flakes. Does anyone out there know the recipe?

If you want, Peggy Ashbrook’s Science is Simple has an experiment you could do with your slime. If only similarly simple directions were given for making this slime-powered musical instrument!

Please make sure to wear old clothes while trying these recipes, as they might stain certain fabrics and/or surfaces.

UPDATE: I found the interview I was talking about and it turns out she is unable to remember the exact brand used to make the flakes. In fact, it seems like any brand of soap flakes will do.

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