You’re probably here reading this how to make slime with soap article while muttering “wait, what?” Confused. Yes, soap is a wonderful invention. And yes, I said it. Let’s Make Slime…. Dish soap helps us clean the mess that is our dirty dish without a fuss, and our body wash? It cleans us up nicely and on top of that, we smell incredibly good!
But do you know that its benefits stretch so far and wide to the point that it can also be used as an alternative material in order to make slime?
Whether you are looking for unique Halloween decor ideas or you are having children who would love a fun, yet artsy sensory motion activities, you have come to the right place.
Initially made of sodium tetraborate or borax and guar gum, you can now make it with a few household essentials I guarantee you have stored in your house.
How to Make Slime With Soap Only
Opt for a thick body wash as it’s easier to transform into a playful slime. All you need is a whole bottle of body wash, mixing bowl and a hand mixer.
Empty the bottle of body wash and using mixer, mix it for a few minute on high speed. There will be so many bubbles in the process, but don’t freak out!
Keep doing what you are doing because before you even realize, the mixture will thicken itself. Knead for a few minutes.
How to Make Slime With Soap and Water
If you only have dish soap, don’t worry.
It may not as thick as body soap but with an additional two tablespoons of cornstarch, you can turn it into a slime as well.
Mix dish soap with half part water and two parts of cornstarch. No need for a mixer, you just need to stir thoroughly and knead.
How to Make Slime With Soap and Glue
Do not have a leftover cornstarch?
Use equal part of glue!
You may use white glue for the opaque finish, or clear glue for a see-through finish.
Put equal parts of glue and either dish soap or body soap, give it a vigorous stir the mixture’s combined and thickened.
You may add a few tablespoons of food coloring to achieve the desired color.
How to Make Slime With Soap and Salt
Who would’ve thought that soap and salt can also work great?
Empty a bottle of dish soap and add make a thick paste of salt with a few tablespoons of water.
Mix soap with the paste and stir.
How to Make Slime With Soap and Shampoo
Soap and shampoo can also work as a proper combination, use the first method above.
While you can simply whisk it by hand, I find using an electric handheld mixer to be a great and time efficient solution as it doesn’t take too much time to thicken.
How to Make Slime With Two Ingredients
My preferred two ingredient DIY slime recipe is definitely a combination of ½ cup of soap and 1 cup of white glue. It’s effortless and less energy as well as time consuming.
I also find out that I can easily get a better desired result with these two ingredients as opposed to only soap or only shampoo based slime, as I find them both a bit on the runny side.
Whether your kids prefer a firm or runny slime, you can find out by asking them to lend a hand.
But “how to make homemade slime for kids,” you ask? It’s simple! Just pick one of the tutorials above! You do not need to worry about it being unsafe as they are borax-free!
With such simple ingredients, now you can promote learning through slime playing!
So which one of the how to make slime with soap tutorials above you and your kids would love to make first?
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