A sticky situation

Teenagers of PHUHS test out their craft skills by creating custom slimes.

Lizzy Mason, Staff Reporter

It’s stretchy, it’s colorful, and it’s taking over. Slime is all the craze nowadays. With dozens of recipes and an infinite ways to customize it, it’s no wonder why the gooey substance is popular.

It started with the basic borax and glue mixture and has evolved into recipes including glue, liquid starch, glitter, coloring, and any decorations your heart desires.

Instagram is now full of thousands of videos showing how some people make and customize their own slimes. These videos can serve as inspiration for beginners.

But making videos of poking the satisfying goo and mixing in decorations isn’t just for fun. Some instagrammers use their social media account to sell their creations.

Slime is easy to make and it only requires a few ingredients to create the perfect base to personalize.


  • School glue
  • Borax (Sodium tetraborate)
  • Food coloring (optional)
  • Water
  • Two bowls
  1. In one bowl mix 1 oz. glue (about ¼ of the glue bottle) and ¼ cup water. If you want colored slime, add food coloring to the glue and water mixture.
  2. Add ¼ cup of Sodium Tetraborate (Borax) Solution to the glue and water mixture and stir slowly.
  3. The slime will begin to form immediately.
  4. Stir as much as you can, then dig in and knead it with your hands until it gets less sticky.
  5. Decorate with glitter, gems, or whatever you want
  6. When you’re all done store it in a bag or airtight container


And that is all you need to get started with making your own slime.