How to make a slime in the store at home?

Lizun is a very interesting toy that at one moment can spread over the surface like a liquid, and at the other it can jump like a ball and acquire incredible shapes without changing its structure. Today you can find a lot of options on how to make a slime like in a store at home. In this article we will consider the simplest ones, so that you can easily make a toy for a child with your own hands and be sure that it is absolutely safe.

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How and what is a slime made of?

For the first time, the slime, or as it is also called “slime,” was released by Mattel, which gained fame thanks to Barbie dolls, in 1976. The main difference between this toy and the rest was in its unusual jelly-like consistency. This causes interest and the question: what is the slime made of?

The substance from which the lizun is made belongs to non-Newtonian fluids. They are characterized by the manifestation of various properties depending on the effects applied to them. Therefore, being in a calm state, the lizun spreads like a liquid.

The original toy, released by Mattel, consisted of guar gum, which is extracted from the Indian guar plant. Today, this substance is also sometimes used in the manufacture of slimes. In addition, guar is used in the food industry and is an integral component of some stabilizers and thickeners. Along with guar gum, other alkaloids can be used in the manufacture of lizuns in factories.

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How to make a slime and what will be required for this?

It’s not difficult to make a lizun like in a store at home. A homemade version of the hero from the cartoon will not, like the real one, glow in the dark, but will stick and spread, changing its shape.

There are a lot of options for manufacturing such an unpretentious toy, as well as a variety of materials for its creation, for example:

  • starch with water;
  • gum;
  • flour;
  • glue;
  • gouache.

Important! You can also choose the most different colors, using food colors or paints for drawing.

All you need is to prepare all the necessary materials in advance, choose the appropriate option, following which you will act and enjoy the process of making toys. This is very entertaining, even if you have no children, and you yourself are no longer a child.

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Useful Tips

To extend the life of the slime and give joy to your child from playing with him, pay attention to the following nuances:

  • A prerequisite for storing a toy is a sealed container (for example, a small jar with a lid).
  • Do not leave the slime on heating appliances or in the open sun: it loves coolness.
  • You should not put the toy on fleecy surfaces - clothing, carpet, because microwaves can stick to it, as a result - you get a heterogeneous consistency.
  • To make your slime original, use essential oils during the manufacturing process, which will give the craft a pleasant aroma.
  • For a slice with a “twist”, you can pour cosmetic sparkles into the mass and get a “glamorous” cartoon character.
  • To give the toy a taste, add sugar, salt, condensed milk to the rest of the components during the creation process.
  • With the addition of a couple of drops of vinegar to the mixture, the slime will stretch better and will not get dirty.
  • Using glycerin, it will turn out vile, slippery, just like real.
  • Using hydrogen peroxide, the toy is lighter and more airy.
  • If you want the slime to look more alive, stick paper eyes or rubber buttons on it.
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PVA glue and boron (sodium tetraborate)

Using sodium tetraborate, you can make a lizun in the bath, which in its consistency is as similar to the original, which is sold in children's goods stores.

You will need:

  • Clerical glue - 30 g.
  • Boron - 0.5 teaspoon.
  • Water.
  • Food colors green and yellow.


  1. Take two containers - the mixture for making the slime will need to be prepared in two parts.
  2. Pour a cup of slightly warm water and 0.5 teaspoon of sodium tetraborate into the first container.
  3. Thoroughly mix the resulting solution until the powder is completely dissolved.
  4. In the second container, mix glue, half a cup of water, 2 drops of green and 5 drops of yellow dye.
  5. Mix all ingredients well until smooth.
  6. Carefully pour the solution with boron into the second container.
  7. If you did everything right, then the mixture will begin to turn into a viscous mass right before your eyes.

The toy is ready!

Important! Be sure to store such a lizun in a closed container and make sure that the child does not take it in its mouth.

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Glue and starch

To make a lizun as in a store at home, you can use glue and starch.

You will need:

  • PVA glue.
  • Liquid starch.
  • Food coloring.
  • A small tight package.

Important! Pay attention to the glue used - it must be white and made recently.


  1. Pour 70 ml of liquid starch into the bag (if there is no liquid starch, you can take ordinary, but then it will have to be diluted with water in a ratio of 1: 2).
  2. Add a couple of drops of the dye to the package with starch - it is undesirable to add a lot, because during the game the product will paint its hands.
  3. Next, pour 25 ml of glue into the bag, after shaking the bottle well.
  4. Tie a bag or close it tightly.
  5. Stir the contents thoroughly - this must be done until the bulk becomes a single clot. Besides him, there will be a small amount of liquid in the bag.
  6. Drain the liquid. The clot itself is your slime. Blot it with a napkin, removing excess moisture from the surface. Now you can play with him.


Additional nuances:

  • If the toy is too sticky, it is better to redo it by increasing the starch content or reducing the amount of glue.
  • If the slime, on the contrary, crumbles or is very hard, then you have added more starch than necessary.
  • A slogan made in this way can be played for a week.
  • It should be stored in a jar or sealed container so that dust does not get on it.

Important! Do not forget to wash your child’s hands after the game and make sure that he doesn’t taste this toy.

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From gelatin and plasticine

An easier way to make a lizun in the bath is with the help of improvised tools like gelatin and plasticine. Such a toy will not serve you for a long time, however, it will be able to create any shape that you give it to it. It is suitable for the smallest toy lovers, because it is able to develop the motor skills of small pens.

You will need:

  • Two packs of edible gelatine 25 g each
  • Plasticine, approximately 100 g.
  • Warm water, at least 50 ml.
  • Two containers: one - plastic for manufacturing, the second - metal for heating some components.
  • Capacity for stirring.


  1. In a metal container, dissolve the gelatin in cold water and let it brew for one hour.
  2. Then put the gelatin on the fire, bring it to a boil with steam (heat in a water bath). Remove from heat.
  3. In a plastic container, mix clay with warm water using a wooden spatula.
  4. After gelatin has cooled, add this liquid to plasticine, mix thoroughly until a thick consistency is obtained.
  5. Put the resulting substance in the refrigerator until it solidifies.

The slime is ready!

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From gouache and shampoo

Another way to make a slime in a store at home is with gouache, shampoo and super-glue of a certain brand.

Important! Glue needs to be used of a certain brand due to the fact that only this type has the necessary properties that give the toy softness, the effect of spreading and sticking.

You will need:

  • Shampoo - 30 g.
  • Clay "Titan" - 90 g.
  • Gouache or any other dye.
  • Gloves.
  • A small plastic bag.


  1. Mix glue and shampoo together in a bag (proceed from the proportions of 3: 2 glue and shampoo, but the amount of added components may vary if desired).
  2. Adhering to proportions is not necessary at all, you can experiment by adding more glue to get a more elastic toy, or more glue - as a result, the slime will be denser.
  3. While mixing, add a little paint to give the toy a shade, or to make it more saturated.
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Washing powder slime

To make a lizun in the bath, you will need not an ordinary washing powder, but its liquid counterpart. It is necessary to use the powder, because gel, liquid soap, etc., have a completely different consistency, and together with other components it will not work.

You will need:

  • PVA glue.
  • Liquid washing powder.
  • Latex gloves.
  • Food coloring.
  • Container.



  • Pour a quarter cup of PVA glue into an empty container - you can take it a little less or a little more, it all depends on the desired size of the toy.
  • Add a couple of drops of food coloring to the glue, mix the mixture well until a uniform color is obtained.
  • Pour two tablespoons of the liquid powder into the solution, mix everything thoroughly.
  • Gradually, the mass will become sticky, the consistency will begin to resemble a putty.

Important! If your solution is very thick, then add a drop of liquid powder to it and stir.

  • Put on gloves and remove mixture from container.
  • Carefully, like dough, start kneading the solution.
  • Excess powder (if any) should come out of this preform, and by its consistency it will begin to resemble a soft gum.

Important! It is necessary to store such a toy in a closed container, without air access, and if it starts to lose properties, then you can send it for a couple of hours in the refrigerator.

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Flour slime

A relatively safe toy for children is made from flour. Even small children can play such a slime, especially if natural ones are used instead of food colors. But with natural dyes, the color of the slime will not be so intense.

You will need:

  • Hot water.
  • Flour.
  • Dyes.
  • Cold water.
  • Apron.



  1. Pour two cups of flour into the container - before that, pass it through a sieve so that the mass is uniform and easier to cook.
  2. Pour a quarter of a cup of cold water into a bowl of water.
  3. Next, pour a quarter of a cup of hot water (not boiling water).
  4. Mix the mixture well - make sure that your consistency is uniform, without small lumps.
  5. Add a couple of drops of dye.
  6. Mix everything thoroughly again.
  7. Send the lizun container to the refrigerator for a couple of hours.
  8. After cooling, the toy will be ready.
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Magnetic slime

It is also possible to make a lizun in a bathtub that can glow in the dark, attracted to a magnet, at home.

You will need:

  • Glue.
  • Water.
  • Neodymium magnets.
  • Iron oxide.
  • Sodium tetraborate.


  1. Mix one glass of water and half a teaspoon of sodium tetraborate in a container - mix everything thoroughly until a homogeneous consistency, as this mixture will be needed to activate the second half of the composition.
  2. In the second container, mix 30 g of glue and half a glass of water - mix thoroughly and add a little paint. If you want the slime to glow in the dark, use phosphor paint.
  3. Carefully pour the solution with tetraborate into the glue mixture - add it gradually, stirring the glue mixture all the time. As soon as the mixture begins to harden and reaches the desired consistency, stop adding tetraborate solution.
  4. Take the finished toy and level it on a flat surface. Pour a small amount of iron oxide into its middle, mix the lizun thoroughly until it acquires a uniform color.

Magnetic slime is ready! When interacting with a magnet, it will reach for it.

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All the options considered, how to make a slime as in a store at home, are very simple, and the components for cooking are readily available. Making a lizun toy is a very exciting pastime for both adults and children. Try all the recipes and create your own cartoon character.

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