How to Make Water Slime

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Slime is typically a gooey, non-Newtonian, and sticky fluid used in the production of stress-relieving objects, toys, and a variety of scientific objects. You can make slime from some of the household products such as baking soda, school glue, shampoo, cornstarch, food coloring, and water. If you want to teach your kids some basic scientific principles in a fun way, making slime with just water is a great project. Most kids enjoy playing with slime but there are others with a condition known as blennophobia which is the fear of slime. 

Making Water Slime

Below are some of the recipes on how to make water slime from basic household ingredients. 

Do-It-Yourself Simple Slime

If you are wondering how to make water slime, this happens to be one of the simplest slime making recipes. Actually, you can do it without much help.


  • ½ cup of warm water
  • Dry cornstarch
  • A spoon
  • Medium-sized bowl


  1. a) Add a cup of dry cornstarch in the bowl
  2. b) Pour ½ a cup of warm water into the bowl
  3. c) Stir until the mixture is thick and slime-like. Make sure it is thick enough to hold together
  4. d) If you feel it’s thin, add some cornstarch and if it’s too thick, add some warm water. 

Do-It-Yourself Jiggly Slime

Making the jiggly slime is a fun activity for you and your kids after a day’s or week’s work schedule. 


  • ½ cup of warm water
  • ½ cup of clear and thick shampoo
  • Airtight container
  • A spoon
  • A bowl


  1. a) Pour the water and shampoo into the bowl
  2. b) Mix thoroughly until the mixture is consistently thick
  3. c) Empty the mixture into the airtight container
  4. d) Place the container in the fridge for about two days
  5. e) Your slime is read

However, this slime will not last for over two-three days. Once the slime begins to lose its shape, you can stir it and place it back in the fridge for another 2 days.

Liquid Starch Slime

With liquid starch and Elmer’s glue, you will have hours of slippery and gooey fun preparing this recipe. 


  • ½ cup of warm water
  • A cup of Elmer’s glue
  • 2-3 drops of blue food coloring
  • ½ cup of liquid starch
  • Spoon
  • A bowl


  1. a) Add Elmer’s glue and the water into the bowl
  2. b) Mix them thoroughly until you get a homogenous mixture
  3. c) Pour the blue food coloring and the liquid starch into the mixture
  4. d) Stir until the mixture gets uniformly thick 
  5. e) If the mixture is runny, add some starch

Your slime is ready. Once it has lost its consistency, discard it. 

Fluffy Slime Recipe

This slime is made from water, shampoo, and cornstarch. It’s a fun and exciting project for kids. 


  • 6 tablespoons of warm water
  • ¼ cup of cornstarch
  • ½ cup of thick shampoo
  • Medium-sized bowl
  • A spoon


  1. a) Pour the shampoo and cornstarch into the bowl and mix them properly
  2. b) Pour a tablespoon of water and beat the mixture well
  3. c) Add the other five tablespoons of water one after the other while beating the mixture after each
  4. d) Knead the resulting dough for roughly 7 minutes
  5. e) The slime is ready. 

If you feel it’s kinda gluey, add some cornstarch. Fold and press the slime until it’s all uniform

All-Natural Slime Recipe

This is an all-natural and kid-friendly recipe that makes stretchy and fluffy slime for your kids. 


  • A tablespoon of organic NuSyllium Natural Fiber
  • 3 drops of natural food color
  • 2 cups of warm water
  • A tablespoon of cornstarch
  • Airtight container
  • Medium-sized pot


  1. a) Pour a tablespoon of natural fiber, 2 cups of warm water, and a teaspoon of cornstarch into the pot and mix properly
  2. b) Boil the mixture on medium heat for about five minutes
  3. c) Stop heating and let the mixture cool for about 2 minutes
  4. d) Repeat steps two and three for about 3 times
  5. e) Leave the slime to thicken as it cools
  6. f) Empty the slime into an airtight container

Water and Baking Soda Slime

This recipe will not require fancy ingredients like those tried and tested by You will make slime with just water, glue, and baking soda. 


  • 4 tablespoons of baking soda
  • 7 fl. oz. of clear glue
  • 3 drops of blue food coloring
  • 2 cups of hot water
  • Small spatula
  • Mixing bowl


  1. a) Pour the clear glue and the food coloring into a bowl and mix them thoroughly
  2. b) In a separate bowl, mix 4 tablespoons of baking soda and 2 cups of hot water
  3. c) Allow your second mixture to cool
  4. d) Slowly add the baking soda mixture into the glue mixture at intervals of two minutes and keep stirring for consistency
  5. e) Take the resulting thick mix and knead it until it’s stretchable and gooey. 


Are your children bored at home during this pandemic? Well, if that’s the case, the above-listed recipes are a great way for you to have fun with them. This article is not exhaustive because there are other numerous ways to make water slime. However, this is a great starting point and a fantastic way to have fun with your kids. 

Masri serves as the Chief Content Editor at BestKodiTips. With three years of experience, she excels in creating technical content, focusing on how-to guides, Android and Kodi tutorials, app reviews, and addressing common technological challenges. She ensures to stay abreast of the latest tech updates. Outside of work, Masir finds pleasure in reading books, watching documentaries, and engaging in table tennis.

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