How To Make Slime In South Africa

Below is How To Make Slime In South Africa

Ingredients to make about 500ml of slime

1 cup of glue(I have used Bostik white glue, almost like Elmers and clear office paste, found at Waltons in SA)

1 cup of water

1 teaspoon of Borax dissolved in 1/4 cup of warm water

Food colouring(Neon gel colours works best, find at baking shops, Westpack in SA)


Add the glue, water and colour to a bowl and mix thoroughly.

Dissolve the borax in the water.

Mix numbers 1 and 2. Let the kids help, it is such fun to see the reaction!

See what happens! The reaction between the water/glue solution and the borax solution is magical!

Get your hands in there and mix some more!

If it is very watery(the clear glue was more watery for us), throw some of the water off. It does get better when left in the fridge too.

How do you make slime at home?

Fill a measuring cup with 1/2 cup of water and pour it into your mixing bowl.

Mix in 1/2 cup of glue.

Squeeze a few drops of food coloring into the mixture.

Add glitter or other mix-ins if you wish.

What can you use to activate slime without borax?

Pour 1/4 cup white school glue and a 1/2 cup of cornstarch in a bowl.

Add 3 drops of food coloring (optional).

Mix it well.

Knead it with your hands for 10 minutes.

Heat it in the microwave for 20 seconds.

Let it cool, then knead it for another 10 minutes.

What is the secret ingredient for slime?

My secret ingredient is POLYOX or polyethylene oxide.

It sounds very scientific, but it is easy to get online. We use it because it turns very gloopy in water and is good to demonstrate self-siphoning liquids.

How do you make Unicorn slime?


1 bottle of Elmer’s glitter glue 6 oz – we used pink, yellow, and blue and repeated the recipe 3 times.

Pink Gold, and Blue Glitter – use lots of glitters to get the same shiny effect.

1/2 teaspoon of Baking Soda.

1½ TBSP of Contact lens solution.

Up to 1/4 cup of water if you want a more stretchy slime.

How do you make diaper slime?

You’ll need to do at least two diapers to get a decent amount of slime, but you can always do more if you’re the “go big or go home” type. From there, add 2 cups of water (or about a cup per diaper), and mix it up. You’ll watch in awe as the powder absorbs all of the water, turning into a big ball of slush.