This slime is made with borax, Elmer's Glue (the stuff you get for school), and water. It's the most basic form of slime, and it's fully transparent.

For this recipe, you will need:

  • 1 teaspoon of Borax powder
  • ½ cup of Elmer's Glue
  • 2 cups of water

To prepare the slime:

Step 1: In one small bowl, dissolve the Borax powder with one cup of water. Keep the water at room temperature, and stir gently for about 1 minute to help the Borax dissolve. Don't worry if there are still grains in the bottom of the bowl—they'll dissolve on their own.

Step 2: In another bowl, pour the Elmer's glue into ½ cup of water. Mix well until the glue and water have been properly combined.

Step 3: Pour the water and glue mixture into the bowl with the Borax mixture. Use your hands (wearing latex gloves, of course) or a wooden spoon to mix the two liquids together.

Step 4: As you mix, the slime will form strings or clumps. Continue to knead the slime together for a few more minutes. There will be borax mixture in the bottom of the bowl, but the glue/water mixture will thicken.

Step 5: Transfer the thickened slime to a dry bowl, and let it sit to "rise" (like dough). It should form within 5 minutes. Cover in plastic and store when not in use.

See, quick, easy, and beautifully simple!

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