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Benefits of Playing with Slime

1. Fun & Engaging:

Squish, stretch, and play! Slime keeps hands busy and minds happy.

2. Boosts Creativity:

Unleash your inner artist! Mix, mold, and express yourself with slime.

3. Improves Hand Strength:

Squeeze your way to stronger, more coordinated hands.

4. Stress Relief:

Knead away worries! Slime soothes and calms for ultimate relaxation.

Did you know?

There are over a million ways to make slime and Aussie Slime Co shares your passion for this incredible, gooey art form!

From satisfyingly stretchy textures to mesmerising swirls of colour,  slime making is more than just a fun activity – it's a journey of exploration, experimentation, and endless creativity.

So grab your mixing bowls, and get ready to unleash your inner scientist in world of slime recipes!

How Does It Really Help?

Sensory play isn’t just fun. Engaging in sensory play activities offers rewarding experience. It’s a wonderful tool to practice mindfulness and focus on your current sensations. It helps you develop important dexterity as you mix, knead, and play with the slime, strengthening fine motor skills.

Plus, the process itself is a blast! The satisfying sounds and mesmerising visuals add to the enjoyment, keeping kids entertained for hours.

More Than Just Squish!

It’s a creative outlet! This engaging activity sparks creativity as you personalise your slime with vibrant colours, fun scents, and exciting add-ons like fimos, confetti, glitter, etc.

Mixing & Fixing different textures promotes problem-solving in the most effective way. 

So now you know that slimes offer a valuable stress-relief tool, offering a tactile distraction that helps you unwind.

Steps for a Basic Slime Recipe

Step 1

Mixing Glue & Water

Combine glue and water for the slime base.

Step 2

Adding Activator

Add a touch of activator solution to transform your mix.

Step 3

Knead until your slime reaches the perfect consistency.

Step 4

It’s Slime Time!

Get squishing, stretching, and have endless fun!

Science Behind Every Step

Slime isn't just fun to squish, it's a science experiment in your hands!

The secret lies in a process called cross-linking. Imagine the glue as long, tangled chains. When you add the activator (borax solution, contact lens solution, etc.), it creates bridges between these chains. These bridges stop the glue from flowing freely, transforming it into the slimy substance you love.

This mixture creates a special type of fluid called a non-Newtonian fluid. Unlike water or oil, its flow changes depending on the pressure applied. So, it acts solid when you push on it quickly (feels firm) but flows like a liquid when you hold it gently (runs through your fingers). Pretty cool, right?

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Storage Tips to Remember!

  • Airtight container: Keeps slime fresh and prevents drying.

  • Cool place: Avoid heat, which can make slime melty.

  • Skip the fridge: Cold temperatures can make slime stiff.

  • Wash hands: Before & after playing to prevent bacteria.

Safety First!

  • Not a Desert! Always remember, Slime is NOT edible!

  • Help Little Hands: Have adult supervision for younger ones.

  • Airtight & Cool: Store slime in a sealed container to prevent drying.

  • Trash Time! Toss out slime if it gets mouldy or discoloured for safety.

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Frequently asked questions

Have questions? We’re here to help

 Q. Do you have any slime recipes without borax?

Ans:- We understand some people prefer borax-free slime recipes. We offer various recipes that achieve amazing textures using alternative activators like baking soda or saline solution.

Q. What slime ingredients do I need to get started?

Ans:- The basic slime ingredients typically include glue, water, and an activator (like borax solution or contact lens solution). Many recipes also incorporate fun add-ins like glitter, food coloring, and clay pieces for textural twists, enhancing creativity.

Q.  Can I make slime without borax?

Ans:- Yes! While borax is a common slime activator, there are alternative options for slime recipes without borax like contact lens solution (ensure it contains boric acid and sodium borate) or baking soda and glue for activation.

Q. What is a slime activator and why do I need it?

Ans:- A slime activator is an ingredient that helps transform the slime mixture into its final form. It creates a cross-linking reaction between the glue molecules, resulting in the stretchy, gooey texture we love.

Q. What are some fun things to add to my slime?

Ans:- The possibilities are endless! Get creative and add glitter, beads, small toys, confetti, or even food flavouring (for scent, not taste!) Want to skip the slime supplies hunt? Explore our DIY slime kits come with base slime and fun add-in options to inspire your creations. 

Q. Are your slime recipes safe for children?

Ans:- Safety is our top priority! Our slime recipes are designed with child-friendly ingredients and clear instructions. Adult supervision is always recommended for younger children. Remember, silme is NOT edible.

Q. I have allergies. Do your slime recipes use allergen-free ingredients?

Ans:- While our slime recipes use body safe ingredients, some may experience sensitivity. Please do not play with slime if you are allergic to borax, glue, shaving cream, baby oil, lotion, soap, food colouring, cosmetic grade glitters, and/or fragrances/essential oils.

Q. Can i activate my slime with baking soda?

Ans:- Baking soda can help firm up slime, but isn't a full substitute for activator in your slime recipe. For a small fix, try adding a tiny pinch at a time and mix well. Be aware it may alter texture slightly.