Note: This gets messy for a bit. You will want to cover your table with newspapers or do this wherever clean up is easy. Also you will need to knead this while it feels slimy. If you have problems handling things that look & feel like snot this craft is not for you.
Start making your slime by thoroughly mixing together the glue & sand in a bowl or other container.
Slowly add liquid starch stirring constantly. In our video you can see that we added all the starch at one time, but you can try adding half the starch, stirring it in really well then adding the rest if you like.
Keep stirring until everything is well mixed. You may find that the slime will start clumping around the spoon and pulling away from the sides of your container. That is when you will want to start mixing it with your hands.
There may be some of the starch that doesn’t work into your slime pooling around the inside of your container. That’s okay. Just pick up the rest of the slime and start working it between your hands, squeezing it and pressing it back on itself. You will want to knead your slime for about 2 minutes or so.
So how do you tell if your slime is finished? It should stretch and might feel a little oozy, but it should not stick to your hands. If it is still sticky you try rolling it around in any starch you might still have in your container.
When you are finished playing with your slime store it in an airtight container or ziploc bag. It should keep for quite some time. Sand may settle to the bottom when it’s stored, but will mix back in as you knead it again.
Just a note: Weather does seem to affect how much starch is needed when making slime and how long slime lasts.
Check out our video of MaryBeth having fun making slime below.
Links to check out:
We based our recipe on the one found on “Growing a Jeweled Rose”:
Find a different way for putting this together at "DIY Sand Slime - How to make slime with sand! No Borax" -
And for those little accidents that happen "How to get Slime out of Clothes" -
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