How to Make Slime with Shampoo

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There is no denying it: slime is fun to play with, no matter how old you are! It is icky, gooey, and fun to poke and prod. The most popular recipe calls for glue and borax, but not everyone has that on hand. This doesn't mean you have to skip out on the joy of making and playing with slime. All you need is some shampoo and a few extra ingredients!

Using Shampoo and Cornstarch

  1. Pour ½ cup (120 milliliters) of shampoo into a bowl. Thicker shampoos will give you better results. Choose a color and a fragrance that you like.
  2. Stir in some color or glitter, if desired. If the shampoo is white or clear, you could add a few drops of liquid food coloring into the bowl. If you want glittery slime, add some glitter. Stir everything together with a spoon.
  3. Add 2¼ cups (280 grams) of cornstarch. Give it a stir with your spoon. If you want a thicker slime, you are done. If you want a runnier, gooier slime, read on!
    • If you don't have cornstarch where you live, look for corn flour instead.
  4. Stir in the water 1 tablespoon (15 milliliters) at a time. You may need up to 6 tablespoons (90 milliliters) of water. The more water you add, the runnier your slime will be. If you want something more dough-like, you might not need much water, if at all.
  5. Knead the slime by hand. At one point, the slime will have picked up all the water and cornstarch it can. Once that happens, your slime is done and ready to play with! Scoop it out of its bowl, and let it run through your fingers.
    • Store the slime in an airtight container once you are done playing with it.
    • You may need to add 1/4 teaspoon of water to the slime to refresh it the next day.

Using Shampoo and Salt

  1. Squeeze some thick shampoo into a bowl. You can use any type of shampoo you want, but thicker shampoos work better. Choose a color and fragrance that you like.
  2. Stir in some body wash, if desired. This will help make your slime thicker. Use equal amounts of shampoo and body wash. Stir the two together until there are no more streaks.
    • Make sure that your body wash and shampoo are similar colors, or your slime will end up muddy.
  3. Stir in some salt until the shampoo thickens. There is no set amount for the salt, as each brand of shampoo reacts differently with it. Simply add in a pinch of salt, then give the slime a stir. Keep adding salt and stirring until the shampoo turns into a glob.
  4. Freeze the shampoo for 15 minutes. Once you have your glob, place the bowl into the freezer. Leave it there for 15 minutes.
  5. Play with the slime. Once the freezing time is up, the slime will have set and is ready to play with! When you are done playing with it, put it into an airtight container. You may need to re-freeze (15 minutes) it if it becomes too runny.

Using Shampoo and Toothpaste

  1. Squeeze some 2-in-1 shampoo into a mixing bowl. The 2-in-1 combo shampoos seem to work the best. Choose a fragrance that goes well with mint.
    • You can try plain shampoo as well, but make sure that it is thick.
  2. Add in some toothpaste. You can use white toothpaste or gel toothpaste, it does not matter. You will need to use the same amount of toothpaste as you did shampoo.
  3. Stir the two together with a spoon. Keep stirring until the color is consistent and no streaks remain. As you stir, the shampoo and toothpaste will come together and form a putty-like slime.
  4. Adjust the consistency, if needed. If the slime is too thick for you, you can add in some more shampoo. If it is too thin, try some more toothpaste. Make your addition, then stir it in well.
  5. Play with the slime. This slime is not quite as gooey as the store-bought kind, but it is fun to poke and prod. When you are done playing with it, scoop it into an airtight container.

Tips

  • Slime can be messy. Play with it over a table. Don't get it on the carpet or your clothes.
  • Store the slime in an airtight container when you are done playing with it.
  • Don't give the slime to infants. They might eat it as they don't know what it is, and shampoo-based slime is not edible.
  • A few recommended brands of shampoo are Suave Kids 2-in-1 and TRESemmé. You could also try Head & Shoulders Apple shampoo for the salt method.
  • Contact solution makes it less sticky.
  • Add some glitter or shiny confetti for extra sparkle.
  • Slime will not last forever. It will eventually dry out.
  • Add foaming soap to your slime to make it softer.
  • You can also add plastic pearls or bean bag fillers to make the slime textured or crunchy!
  • Add some food coloring for extra color. You can also try liquid watercolor instead. Use green food coloring or liquid watercolor for something more traditional.
  • Put the shampoo and paste mixture in a freezer for 2 minutes if you don't like the texture at room temperature.
  • If you don't have food coloring, you could use paint instead.
  • Shaving cream will make the slime more fluffy.
  • Don't leave the slime in the fridge longer than you need to. It can freeze into a solid block.
  • If the slime dries out, run it under warm water. Be careful, though; if the water is too hot, then the slime may melt.
  • If you are mixing well and your slime doesn't thicken up enough, just simply add eye contact solution and stir in to make it become thicker. If this still too watery, you may need to add more eye contact solution to the mixture.
  • Adding random colors of glitter into clear slime will make it rainbow.

Things You'll Need

Shampoo and Cornstarch

  • 2¼ cups (280 grams) cornstarch
  • ½ cup (120 milliliters) shampoo
  • 6 tablespoons (90 milliliters) water
  • Food coloring (optional)
  • Glitter (optional)
  • Mixing bowl
  • Spoon

Shampoo and Salt

  • Shampoo
  • Salt
  • Mixing bowl
  • Spoon
  • Freezer
  • shower gel (optional)

Shampoo and Toothpaste

  • 2-in-1 shampoo
  • Toothpaste
  • Mixing bowl
  • Spoon
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