Fluffy Slime

June 2, 2020

When is a good time for slime? Always.

Alivia Broadway shares all the ingredients you need to discover chemistry, start a chemical reaction, and play with chemistry when you create fluffy slime.

Materials | Supplies

  • white glue
  • baking soda
  • liquid starch
  • foam beads
  • food coloring
  • water
  • bowl
  • spoon
  • tablespoon
  • plastic tablecloth (slime is messy)
  • airtight plastic container or bag

Concepts Explored

  • activators
  • polymers
  • mixtures
  • chemical reactions

Discovery Starters

What did you notice when you started to combine the ingredients? 

Is the amount of ingredients important? Why or why not?

How stretchy is your slime? Can you measure it? 

How sticky is your slime?

Explore Further

Polymers are created and used in many common household items? Can you discover what might be made from polymer? 

Is everything made of polymer like slime?

Was there anything that surprised you in the chemical reaction that occurred?

Additional Resources

The Slime Book: All You Need to Know to Make the Perfect Slime by DK

Slime Recipe Book: Slime Book - How to Make Amazing Slime at Home, Best Slime Recipes, Useful Tips and Tricks, Most Common Mistakes by Alex Hey

Romper website - 5 Slime Alternatives

YouTube Foam Slime Compilation

How to Make Edible Slime: 30 Fun and Yummy Slime Recipes by Tessa Meldrum

Amazeum YOU activities Butter Slime | Oobleck | Playdough

Amazeum YOU activity guide Fluffy Slime