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DIY: How to Make Instagram Slime

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Currently trending on Instagram, slime is becoming one of the most popular posts on the app, and here is an easy recipe to achieve the infamous “Instagram Slime.”

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Instagram Slime may sound weird at first, but it is actually one of the most popular trends on Instagram at the moment. Users are becoming addicted to watching slime videos due to it being incredibly satisfying. There are many recipes for creating this slime, but they involve many difficult ingredients. Here is a simple slime recipe that is Instagram-worthy.

Ingredients

Plastic bowl

Spatula (preferably silicone so the slime won’t stick to it)

Borax powder (can be found at Walmart in the laundry section for $4)

1 cup of hot/warm water

½ cup of Elmer’s glue

½ cup of shaving cream

½ cup of foaming hand soap

1 tablespoon of cornstarch

Lotion

Food coloring (optional)

Borax Solution Instructions:

  1. Pour 1 teaspoon of the borax powder into the 1 cup of hot water.
  2. Mix until fully the powder has fully dissolved.
  3. Set aside for later.

Slime Instructions:

  1. Add ½ cup of glue into a plastic bowl.
  2. Add ½ cup of shaving cream into the bowl.
  3. Add ½ cup of foaming hand soap.
  4. Mix thoroughly with a spatula.
  5. Add 1 tablespoon of cornstarch.
  6. Add two pumps of lotion.
  7. Add optional food coloring.
  8. Slowly add borax mixture in a teaspoon at a time.
  9. Mix carefully.
  10. Once the slime forms into a clump, take it out of the bowl and knead it.
  11. Add small amounts of borax to make the slime harder or lotion to make it stretchier until the desired consistency is reached.
  12. Store in an airtight container so the slime doesn’t dry out.
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