After many attempts of making slime and completely failing, me and Tom decided that we would try it one final time. After lots and lots of research to find out what exactly we needed, we decided that we would go with the recipe we heard about from This Morning as it seemed to be the easiest and didn’t require any borax. A cleaning agent that seems to be only available in America.
The first couple of recipes we tried, all had borax in them so we had to try a substitute… which didn’t work AT ALL! We then got a recipe which had contact solution it in. Having purchased and tried this one, I realised that the solution I had bought didn’t have the ingredient in it that is required for the slime to work. So out to the shops I go again.
Finally, having all the right ingredients and after watching the YouTube video multiple times to make sure we had the right ingredients and method, we set to work.
- PVA Glue
- Baking Soda
- Shaving Foam (optional)
- Food colouring (optional)
- Contact lens solution (make sure it has the ingredient Boric Acid)
Using 1 cup of PVA Glue, mix in a teaspoon of baking soda. To make the fluffy type of slime add in 1 cup of shaving foam and then any food colouring if wanted. We went for blue.
Next is the part we kept messing up on our previous tries. Adding a teaspoon of the contact lenses at a time stir the mixture until it becomes ‘slimy’. When it starts coming away from the side of the bowl it is ready to be lifted and worked with your hands.
You can’t really see from the image but it’s really slimy.
Overall I was very please with the outcome of our final attempt. And according to Tom, we will be doing it again when I get more shaving foam.