Make Your Own Homemade Play Goo or Slime Recipe

homemade goo slime

This is a fun craft project (or science project) for an indoor afternoon. You can make your own homemade slime!! (The slime is actually a polymer, with Borax serving as a the crosslinking agent for the glue molecules to string together to form larger molecules – the polymer.) This is quite simple to do.  I love the way ours turned out with that funky green color!

Make Your Own Homemade Play Goo or Slime Recipe

To start you will need:

White Glue
Food Coloring
Measuring Cups
2 Small Bowls for Mixing
Zip-top Baggies
A bowl to put the slime in for playing (glass is the most fun so you can see through the sides)

In one of your mixing bowls, combine 1 1/2 teaspoons Borax with 1/2 cup of lukewarm water. Stir until Borax is dissolved.

In the second bowl, combine 1/2 cup glue and 1/2 cup of lukewarm water. Stir until well mixed.

Transfer the contents of both bowls into the baggie.  Add in a few drops of food coloring.  (We used equal drops of green and yellow to get that fluorescent type look.)  Knead the baggie with your hands until the slime starts to bind together.

Transfer to a bowl for playing and have fun!


homemade goo slime


  1. OOO really looks like slime, lol. My boy would have a field day with this :0) I’ll hold fire for now until he learns how to learns how to help clean up.

  2. Fabulous project!!!
    Thank you for linking up, hope you will stop by my blog today and link up another great project…
    Claire xox

  3. Congrats! Your post was the #1 most clicked link on Homeschooling on the Cheap! last week! You are featured this week Stop over and link up something new as I just got the link up today! Have a super week, Kelli

  4. This looks just like the slime from Nickelodeon! I wanted to make this when I was a kid.


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