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How to Make Slime with Liquid Starch

If you’re new to making slime then making slime out of liquid starch is a good place to start. One of the main issues many people find when it comes to making slime is that their slime ends up gloopy and doesn’t bind together properly.

If you follow the recipe that we have provided, you will see that your slime will turn out as you’d want and there shouldn’t be any hiccups!

Recipe

Follow this recipe to create slime made from liquid starch.

Ingredients:

  • Measuring Cup
  • 2 oz Water
  • 4 oz Liquid Starch – aka Sta Flo
  • 4 oz Clear Glue e.g. Elmer’s
  • Food Colouring

Method

  1. In a container, mix together the water, glue and some food coloring. Now add the liquid starch.
  2. Continue to stir until it the ingredients have been properly mixed together. To begin with, you will notice that the liquid will separate, but if you continue to stir the ingredients briskly for around two minutes, the slime will start to bond together.
  3. Now let the slime sit for around two minutes. This will allow it to come together. After the two minutes, take the slime and knead and stretch it between your fingers for around another two minutes. This will help to get rid of any stickiness and you should now be able to pull and stretch the slime.

Troubleshooting

If you’ve followed the above recipe but still the slime has not quite worked out as you’d have expected, see below on how to solve some common problems:

Where can I buy liquid starch

You can buy Sta Flo at some supermarkets. We have been able to get it at Target and Walmart. You can also purchase it here:

Purex Sta-Flo Liquid Starch, 64 Ounce
List Price: $6.65
Price Disclaimer

Slime is too Runny:

If your slime creation is too runny then you may have added too much water. The two solutions for this are:

  • Rinse your slime in water. This will enable the materials that didn’t bond to release and you will find that the slime now becomes usable.
  • To soak up any extra liquid, try adding some more glue.

Slime is too Sticky:

If you find that your slime has ended up too sticky, you may have used too much starch. To resolve this, try adding some more glue and mix.

Slime has a Strange Texture

 If your slime feels like it has a strange texture then it could be that you didn’t give it enough time to set. Try and leave the slime for another five minutes and then knead and stretch it for around two minutes. This should help to create the correct texture.

 Slime won’t Gel

Make sure that you’ve used the correct ingredients. We would recommend using Sta-Flo starch and Elmer’s clear school glue.

Nothing is Working

When you are making slime, humidity is a factor to consider. It could be that you need to amend that amount of water that you’ve used. An increase in water can make the slime runny and stickier. A lack of water can make the slime stiffer and stronger. If your slime hasn’t worked then it could be that you need to further amend the recipe taking humidity into account.

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