Slime Shops: Meaning, Popular Slime Shops and DIY Recipes

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Slime Shops

Slime has taken the world by storm and if you’re one of those who has never heard of slime, you must seriously be living under a rock. No, really. Read on to know everything about slime including it’s meaning, popular slime shops and DIY slime recipes.

 

What exactly is slime?

Slime can be described as a slightly sticky, durable glue that comes in different consistency and colors. In other words, it is a sticky, gooey substance made by mixing water and a compound called Borax or Sodium Borate and has a thick, glue-like texture. It can be made in several colors.

For kids, slime is one of the coolest projects to make, decorate, personalize, or just play with it. It is also an amazing learning tool. Even though it is oozy, it won’t stick to your skin and it switches between being in the solid and liquid state.

 

What is its origin?

A toy introduced by popular retailers Mattel invented slime in 1976. It was primarily made from a powdered product known as guar gum which was extracted from the guar beans.

Since then, slime has a come a long way; slime is now available in different colors and consistency. From glittery to multi-colored, slime is pretty much available in every possible color and texture.

Eye-catching videos of individuals playing with slime are addictive to watch (and strangely therapeutic) and have already gone viral.

 

Can I replace Borax?

Due to safety reasons, some individuals prefer to replace borax and so can you. Replace borax with slime glue and liquid cornstarch. Just mix 1 tsp liquid cornstarch with 4 oz glue and a little bit of starch until you reach the desired consistency. And if you’re using liquid cornstarch to replace borax, then skip using water.

 

How to get rid of slime from my clothes?

Quickly get a paper towel, pour a little vinegar on it and dab on the affected area. Slime will come off almost instantly!

 

How to store slime?

Water is one of the key ingredients of slime when it comes to maintaining its consistency. Slime hardens when the water in it evaporates and vice versa. To make sure that your slime remains fresh and gooey, store it in a container that keeps the water in the slime intact.

 

Best slime shops

Best online and physical slime shops

We’ve listed eight popular slime shops that offer a wide variety of slime to choose from. You’ll be paying around $5 to ₹10 for 2 to 4 oz for about of slime. The internet is full of advertisements offering you “free slime” and steer clear of such offers because they charge high delivery/shipping charges. Rest assured, you’ll not end up saving money that ways so don’t fall for such claims.

 

Another concern with buying slime is whether it will have borax in it or not. While some slime is available without borax, there are some that aren’t so read the ingredients before placing the order. If the seller hasn’t mentioned the ingredients, simply ask them by shooting an email or commenting in the designated space. And of all else fails, you can always call the customer service and inquire more.

 

Seven out of eight are best online slime shops and the eighth one is an exclusive slime shop (in India).

 

1. Etsy

This site is exactly like stepping into slime heaven. No, seriously. They offer the widest variety of slime and with the best ingredients. Slime shops are added on Etsy almost every day which gives you ample choice to select from. From cotton bubblegum and candy to watermelon, crunchie slushie to rainbow pack – they have it all!

 

2. Ali Express

If you’re looking for cheap slime then this is probably the best place to buy from. They offer a generous variety of slime – from magnetic to fluffy unicorn (it’s scented!) and the prices and shipping charges are super cheap. We recommend you to read the product description really carefully before placing the order as every slime is sold by a different “store”.

If you don’t mind splurging a little then go for the ‘slime in an egg’ as they have the most fascinating colors. We bet you’ve never seen swirls like this and you’ll instantly fall in love with it. You’re definitely going to find unique slime mixes and colors.

 

3. Walmart

If you are more interested in purchasing slime ingredients rather than pre-made slime, Walmart is a pretty good option. They have fabulous deals both online and in-stores. Their slime bucket is highly recommended.

 

4. eBay

The best part about ordering through eBay is that they let you filter slimes according to shipping charges. You can choose the free shipping slimes and choose the one that works out for you at its actual cost! Again, remember to read the description before placing the order.

 

5. Oriental Trading

Want to buy large quantities of slime for special occasions like school rewards, parties or treasure hunts? This website is the best as the prices for bulk orders is really less compared to all other websites. If you want something pretty decent but incredibly cheap, this is the best place to buy from.

 

6. Amazon

Even though it doesn’t offer a lot of options like Etsy or ridiculously low prices like Ali Express, Amazon is still a pretty trustable place to buy products from. They offer quirky slimes like crystal pack of 6 that come in containers shaped like soda cans and super soft slime that comes in four beautiful colors all packed in one container.

And if you’re looking for pre-made slime, select Elmer’s starter pack as it offers complete value for money.

 

7. Ubuy

Even though a lot of you might have not heard of this website before, Ubuy is a pretty popular online store. They have slime starting from ₹642 and goes up to ₹2746925. From unique to interesting slimes, they offer the widest variety of slime (in India). Knock yourself out!

 

8. Slime Space

This is India’s first exclusive slime shop situated in Mumbai. You’ll find slimes of all sorts here – galaxy, fruits, glitter, foam and more. Step in the store to see and feel the slime before making the actual purchase.

 

 

Famous Instagram Slime Shops

Famous Instagram Slime Shops

We list out three Instagram accounts you must be following if you want to purchase slime or just because you love slime.

 

1. Glitter.slimes

If it were up to us, we’d call it the ultimate slime account on Instagram. It is not only the most popular Instagram slime shop but also the biggest. They restock every Monday and Tuesday.

 

2. Rad.slime

With over a million followers, this account is LIT with fun slime videos. You can choose to purchase the exact same slime mentioned in the video through them. They restock almost every week.

 

3. Raindropslime

They have the cutest pictures and most appealing videos. With over six hundred thousand followers, it is a very popular account with slime lovers. Need to unwind after a tiring day? Watch a soothing and therapeutic video on their wall. They restock every Sunday.

 

Can I make my own slime?

Absolutely yes! If you couldn’t find the desired slime in the slime shops, you can always make your own since it isn’t hard to make and requires only a handful of ingredients. Almost all the ingredients required to make slime can be bought from the local grocery store. Don’t focus on cutting cost here because you need the best ingredients and recipes to make get that perfect slime.

We bring you fifteen DIY slime recipes that really work. Take your pick!

  1. Simple sparkle slime
  2. Liquid starch slime
  3. Crystal Clear slime
  4. Saline solution slime
  5. Fluffy slime
  6. Floam slime
  7. Gold leaf slime
  8. Glow in the dark slime
  9. Gold and silver glitter slime
  10. Magnetic slime
  11. Soft clay slime
  12. Scented slime
  13. Cotton candy slime
  14. Halloween Peeps (edible) slime
  15. Sun activated color changing slime

Let us look at them one by one.

 

Safety Instructions: If you are a beginner, we recommend you to refrain from experimenting and sticking to the recipes as making slime is nothing but a chemical reaction. Also, please use disposable gloves if you have sensitive skin.

 

1. Simple sparkle slime

You’ll need:

1 cup of water

1 cup liquid starch

1 cup Elmer’s glue

Few drops of food color in your favorite color

A little bit of glitter in your favorite color

 

Method:

  1. In a bowl, mix one cup of water with one cup of glue. Mix well with the help of a spoon.
  2. Add food coloring before adding the glitter and liquid starch. Mix thoroughly until you get a smooth slime.

 

2. Liquid starch slime

You’ll need:

1 cup of water

1 cup liquid starch

1 cup Elmer’s glue

Few drops of food color in your favorite color

 

Method:

  1. In a bowl, mix one cup of water with one cup of glue. Mix well with the help of a spoon.
  2. Add food coloring before adding the liquid starch. Mix thoroughly until you get a smooth slime.

 

3. Crystal Clear slime

You’ll need:

1 cup Elmer’s glue

2 cups of water

A good pinch of borax

 

Method:

  1. In a bowl, mix one cup of water with one cup of glue. Mix well with the help of a spoon.
  2. In a smaller bowl, mix one cup of water with borax. Add this to the bowl with glue and water and mix until smooth, clear slime is obtained.

 

4. Saline solution slime

You’ll need:

1 cup of water

1 cup liquid starch

1 cup Elmer’s glue

1 tsp pure baking soda

1 tsp saline solution

A little bit of glitter in your favorite color

Few drops of food color in your favorite color

 

Method:

  1. In a bowl, mix one cup of water with one cup of glue. Mix well with the help of a spoon.
  2. Add glitter and food coloring before adding baking soda and saline solution. Mix thoroughly until you get a smooth slime.

 

5. Fluffy slime

You’ll need:

1 cup shaving cream

1 cup Elmer’s glue

Few drops of food color in your favorite color

A pinch of pure baking soda

1 tsp of saline solution

 

Method:

  1. In a bowl, mix shaving cream, glue, and food color.
  2. Add baking soda, saline solution and mix until a smooth slime is obtained.

 

6. Floam slime

You’ll need:

1 cup Elmer’s glue

1 cup water

Foam beads in your favorite color(s)

1 cup liquid starch

 

Method:

  1. In a bowl, mix one cup of water with one cup of glue. Mix well with the help of a spoon.
  2. Add foam beads before adding liquid starch. Mix thoroughly until you get a smooth slime.

Note: You can also add food color along with the foam beads to get slime in the desired color.

 

7. Gold leaf slime

You’ll need:

1 cup Elmer’s glue

2 cups of water

1 gold leaf sheet

A good pinch of borax

 

Method:

  1. In a bowl, mix one cup of water with one cup of glue. Mix well with the help of a spoon.
  2. In a smaller bowl, mix one cup of water with borax. Add this to the bowl with glue and water along with the gold leaf sheet and mix until smooth slime is obtained.

 

8. Glow in the dark slime

You’ll need:

1 cup Elmer’s glue

1 tbsp of pure baking soda

Glow in the dark powder

1 cup saline solution

1 cup of water

 

Method:

  1. In a bowl, mix together glue, glow in the dark powder, water, and baking soda.
  2. Add the saline solution and mix thoroughly until a smooth slime is obtained.

 

9. Gold and silver glitter slime

You’ll need:

1 tbsp gold glitter

½ cup Elmer’s glue

½ cup water

Silver glitter

½ cup liquid starch

 

Method:

  1. First, begin by combining gold glitter and glue and pouring it in a big bowl. Mix well with the help of a spoon before adding water.
  2. Add silver glitter, liquid starch and mix thoroughly until a smooth slime is obtained.

 

10. Magnetic slime

You’ll need:

1 cup Elmer’s glue

1 cup of water

1 cup iron oxide powder

1 cup of liquid starch

Method:

  1. In a bowl, mix together glue, water, oxide powder.
  2. Add the liquid starch and mix thoroughly until a smooth slime is obtained.

 

11. Soft Clay slime

You’ll need:

1 cup of water

1 cup white glue

A pinch of pure baking soda

Few drops of your favorite food coloring

½ cup saline solution

Soft clay (in any color)

 

Method:

  1. In a bowl, mix together glue, water, a few drops of food color and baking soda.
  2. Add the saline solution and mix thoroughly until a smooth slime is obtained.
  3. Roll out the slime on a flat surface and add a small amount of clay to it. Knead it so that the clay and slime are combined.

 

12. Scented slime

You’ll need:

1 cup Elmer’s glue

1 cup of water

1 tbsp gelatin

Confetti

A pinch of pure baking soda

1 tbsp saline solution

 

Method:

  1. In a bowl, mix together glue, water, gelatin, and confetti.
  2. Add in the baking soda and saline solution and mix thoroughly until a smooth slime is obtained.

 

13. Cotton candy slime

You’ll need:

1 cup Elmer’s glue

1 cup water

2 cups of shaving cream foam

Food color

1 tbsp baking soda

1 tbsp saline solution

1 cup fine fake snow

 

Method:

  1. In a bowl, mix water and glue before adding the shaving cream and few drops of food color.
  2. Add in the baking soda and saline solution and stir until a smooth slime is obtained. To mix the fake snow, squirt a tiny amount of saline solution on your hands and knead the entire slime.
  3. Use decorative items of your choice to make the cotton candy sticks.

 

14. Halloween slime

Taste safe and somewhat edible (however, not snack-able) perfect for Halloween!

You’ll need:

A handful of Halloween Peeps

1 tsp vegetable oil

1 tsp cornstarch

 

Method:

  1. In a bowl, add the Halloween peeps and vegetable oil and cook in the microwave for 30 seconds.
  2. Once done, add cornstarch and knead it until a smooth slime is obtained.

 

15. Sun activated color changing slime

You’ll need:

1 cup Elmer’s glue

1 cup of water

Few drops of food color (we prefer pink)

1 tbsp pure baking soda

1 tbsp saline solution

1 tbsp Photo Chromic pigment powder

 

Method:

  1. In a bowl, mix water, glue, baking soda and few drops of food color before adding the pigment powder.
  2. Mix thoroughly until a smooth slime is obtained.
  3. Once ready, keep the slime in the sun to watch it quickly change from pink to purple.

 

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