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It’s slime time!

Making your own slime is easy and fun
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Lucy Cruz
All the ingredients we gathered from watching tutorial videos, most of which we got from Dollar Tree. The ingredients to make slime consist of: Shaving cream, liquid glue, acrylic paint or water paint (for color), glitter, foam beads, Hello Hobby Modeling clay (model magic clay is recommended, or just any soft and stretchy clay), laundry detergent/borax (activator), and eye drops or contact solution (activator).

Slime has been a thing for many years but has recently made a comeback this year due to TikTok trends. Slime was invented in 1976 but did not reach its full prime until 2015 when popular YouTubers began to share recipes and tutorials on making different types of slime. These slime textures varied from fluffy slime, butter slime, water slime, clear slime, and many more. 

Despite the popularity of slime during our pre-teen years, we had yet to make slime, and now that we’re for the most part adults we decided to make our attempts at creating slime. Because of our free time in our AP Psychology class, we decided to try it out during that class period.  

We started off by watching tutorials on TikTok and figuring out what ingredients we needed. We ended up buying glue, foam beads, shaving cream, detergent, eyedrops, clay (Gio bought the wrong kind), glitter, and paint; some of which were items we found in our house and others we bought at Dollar Tree. 

Gio Ramirez

Gio: My first go at making slime I decided to attempt to make fluffy slime. I first got my small bowl and added a good amount of glue. I proceeded to add the detergent and some shaving cream to it. I mixed it for a while then added some dye to it. Despite my friends saying it was a “flop” I’d definitely say it was the best slime me and Lucy made. The texture and stretch of it were so good and made it fun to play with. Overall I’d rate this attempt a 10/10. 

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Lucy: Gio’s first attempt was much better than mine which I was pretty jealous of. I’d rate this slime a 9/10 because it wasn’t watery (like mine was) and it was satisfying to play with. The only thing I didn’t like was the tealish color.

Lucy Cruz

Lucy: I attempted to make butter slime which according to a video I saw only required 3 ingredients: glue, activator, and clay. It started off well as I added the glue and activator (I used detergent); however, once I added the clay it did not mix. The clay was hard and I tried to soften it with eye drops which serves as another type of activator, but my attempts to save it were unsuccessful. I definitely feel like a softer and better-quality clay would’ve worked better. 

Gio: This slime was just too hard and the clumps of clay made it look weird. I’d give this one a 4/10, it definitely was not butter slime.

Diego Cardona

Gio: The next day I made just normal slime with glue and detergent as the activator. This time I decided to use glow-in-the-dark glue that my friend Diego brought (which he later told me may be expired) because I wanted it to look cool, but it was a complete disaster. The glue wouldn’t mix with the detergent so I attempted to play around with it with my hands, but it just started to get all over my pants and I ended up giving up. I would rate this slime (if I could even call it slime) a 0/10. 

Lucy: I also gave this “slime” a 0/10, but it was funny watching him struggle.

Lucy Cruz

Lucy: The next slime I tried making was foam slime which contains glue, activator, shaving cream, and foam beads. I’d say this attempt was successful because it was somewhat what I wanted. I did choose the wrong color to do it though because my friends compared it to vomit. I wish I had added more foam beads however it was hard to get them all over the slime.

Gio: Despite its weird appearance of puke and chicken pox, It was pretty satisfying to play with. I would personally give Lucy’s slime an 8/10 (-2 because of how it looks).

Gio Ramirez

Gio: I made this in another class as a stress-relieving activity, meaning that the ingredients were different but the slime came out good. I used borax as the activator instead of detergent and eye drop solution which helped it turn out the way I imagined normal slime should turn out. I would rate it a 9/10. 

Lucy: This was probably the best slime out of all the ones we made. It was a very pretty color and was so glossy looking. I give this slime a 10/10.

Lucy Cruz

Lucy: I wanted to make glitter slime because in all the videos I saw it looked really pretty. Mine ended up looking more hairy than glittery. I think if I had used small glitter instead of the long glitter I would have gotten the results I wanted. The one problem I kept having was that my slime was always too moist but I found that adding less activator helped that problem. 

Gio: I didn’t get to play with the glitter slime Lucy made because she made it towards the end of class, but I did see how the slime looked the next day. To say the least, it wasn’t too pleasant. It was too moist and wet.

Overall, this experience was very fun and enjoyable. I’m not sure why we didn’t try making slime sooner. It was fun watching each other struggle as well as achieving to make a good slime. We 100% recommend making slime, especially with more people included as it is fun comparing and seeing who makes the best slime. It’s also an amazing way to relieve stress especially with the year coming to an end.  

 

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