If I hear ‘Can we buy some Borax please?’ one more time, I will implode! The craze to make your own slime is everywhere and YouTube is awash with copious videos on the best way to make homemade slime… but surely there has to be an easier way than shopping for items you don’t even know! Does anyone know what Borax actually is?!
Fortunately there are easier ways to make your own slime, thanks to So Slime DIY from Canal Toys!
Liv was recently sent the Slime Factory set, part of a fantastic range of So Slime DIY products, that enable you to make your own slime, without the hassle of having to track down all the necessary ingredients.
The Slime Factory is a nifty piece of kit and includes:
10 x packs of slime powder
Packs of glitter and confetti (to mix in with your slime)
4 x surprise figurines (to also include in your slime to make it even more special and unique)
A tool and funnel (or a whisk thing as I like to call it)
3 x coloured slime containers, with added stickers to decorate them
How To Make Your Own Slime With The Slime Factory
It really could not be any easier to make your own slime and as expected, after setting up the Slime Factory with each item in its place, Liv had a quick read of the instructions and she was making slime in no time.
Simply mix water, powder and glitter together in the mixing container, whisk away for a few minutes and there you have it. No mess, no fuss and certainly no Borax! Well… there would be no mess if Liv had put paper down to catch glitter that never made it into the mixing container, though the dog was somewhat sparkly for a few days!
The slime does need to be stirred a lot for it to become the perfect consistency and also make sure you keep it in an airtight container, otherwise it turns hard and not slime like at all!
The set includes metallic, neon and pastel slime powders, but as you can see, Liv combined a large proportion of the slime she made. The container pots are super cute and great to give slime as gifts in, which Liv did, much to make squeals. Can you tell I am not sold on the whole slime craze yet?!
The Slime Factory is aimed at children aged 6+ and for Liv this was perfect as it was simple and quick to use and she could crack on with making her own slime. There were a few occasions where I needed to take over the whisking process and in the end, the turning section of the whisk did snap off. Liv was using at the time and was so bitterly disappointed, but ended up still whisking with other implements.
Colourful, engaging and well made with the exception of the whisk tool (though Liv was probably using excessive force!), both Liv and I would totally recommend the Slime Factory. The set is awesome and the factory base keeps everything in one place, so it is very easy to store and keep tidy. You can purchase the Slime Factory from all good toy retailers, including Smyths for £19.99 RRP, which I find quite reasonable. There are more items in the So Slime DIY range too., including kits to make your own bath bombs!
Have you managed to successfully make your own slime?