Galaxy Slime - 3 ways

Learn to make galaxy slime 3 different ways

BLAST OFF INTO READING, and learn how to make Galaxy Slime!

Below you will find three different recipes for Galaxy Slime.  One uses liquid starch, one uses borax, and one uses contact lens solution.  Check out our video because we made Galaxy Slime using each recipe and we'll let you know a bit about each one.  Choose your favorite recipe (or the one that uses supplies that you have at home) and make slime that's out of this world.

Making Galaxy slime is one of the activities needed to complete the Summer With the Library Teen Badge for the Millhopper Branch.

What makes galaxy slime unique?  It's a blend of three different colors.  You can use whatever colors you want, but we used black, purple, and blue/teal for our slime. 

Galaxy Slime using Liquid Starch

1 1/2 cups of Elmer's Glue (clear or white); divided
3/4 - 1 1/2 cup of liquid starch; divided
1 1/2 cup water; divided
Food coloring (black, purple (or red and blue), and blue)

Optional ingredients:

Glitter
Star Confetti

Step 1: place 1/2 cup of water, 1/2 cup of glue, and a few drops of black food coloring in a bowl and mix well to combine.
Step 2: Add glitter and confetti (if using) and mix to combine.
Step 3: Pour in 1/4 cup of liquid starch and stir well.  It will start to form slime immediately.
Step 4: If needed, add a bit more liquid starch (a litte at a time).  Knead with your hands until you get a good consistency.

Repeat this process using purple food coloring and again using blue food coloring.  Once you have each color complete, mix all three colors together.  The more you knead the slime, the more the colors will mix together.  You will eventually end up with a pearlescent black.  It's still very pretty, but don't expect the colors to stay separate for too long.

Galaxy Slime using Borax

1 1/2 cups of Elmer's Glue (clear or white); divided
4 1/2 cups of water; divided
3 teaspoons borax; divided
food coloring (black, purple (or red and blue), and blue)

Step 1: In a bowl mix 1/2 cup glue, 1/2 cup water, and a few drops of black food coloring.
Step 2: Add glitter and confetti (if using) and mix to combine.
Step 3. Combine 1 teaspoon borax and 1 cup of water.  Stir to dissolve borax.
Step 4: Slowing pour the glue mixture into the borax water.  Whisk to combine.
Step 5: Pour out any excess water.
Step 6: Knead with hands to finish combining

Repeat this process using purple food coloring and again using blue food coloring. Once you have each color complete, mix all three colors together.  Again, the slime will not stay separated by colors for long, but it is still very pretty when completely mixed.

Galaxy Slime using Contact Lens Solution

15 ounces of glue; divided
4 1/2 cups of water; divided
4 1/2 teaspoons baking soda; divided
3 tablespoons contact lens solution; divided
Food coloring (black, purple (or red and blue) and blue)

Step 1: Add 5 ounces of glue to a bowl.  Stir in 1/2 cup of water and a few drops of black food coloring.
Step 2: Stir in 1/2 teaspoon baking soda; mix well.
Step 3: Add 1 tablespoon of contact lens solution, slowly, until it forms slime
Step 4: knead slime until it is no longer sticky.

Repeat this process using purple food coloring and again using blue food coloring.  Once you have each color complete, mix all three colors together and enjoy your galaxy slime until all the colors mix together.

We hope you had fun making Galaxy Slime.  Don't forget to check out the other activities needed to earn your Teen Badge for the Millhopper Branch's Summer With the Library.

Want to learn more about slime?  Check out our eSource Creativebug.  They have another recipe for Galaxy Slime and you have access to this site with your library card.  

We also have some great books you can check out.  There's Slippery Slime by Cody Crane, Slime 101 Natalie Wright, The Slime Workshop by Selina Zhang, and Ultimate Slime by Alyssa Jagan

 

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