The Slime Book – Basic Slime – Review

If you’re looking for something fun to make in the kitchen, that’s just a little bit different, slime might be for you. When you want to make the perfect slime, The Slime Book has more than 30 recipes that can help you do just that.

There are two types of slime, Non-Edible Slime, and Edible Slime. You really won’t want to mix these up.

Before everything begins in the book, the Welcome page gives you a strict list of instructions regarding how to use the book. Encouraging users to read all the instructions carefully before starting anything, all the way down to how to handle various ingredients, I believe these warnings cover everything.

Before any of the recipes begin, the Index page includes a list of your Basic Slime Kit. These are all of the essential tools and ingredients you will need for most of the recipes. I found that the ingredients are extremely easy to source and should be found at any local grocery or dollar store.

The fascinating thing about the book is how many different kinds of slime there really are. I had no idea that so many different kinds existed.

Basic Slime, of course, is the first recipe but the recipes go on to include Stretchy Slime, Glitter Slime, Monster Slime, even Unicorn Slime and many more. There are even four different kinds of Edible Slime, and although Edible Slime might not exactly sound appetizing, they actually look kind of cool.

Throughout the book, there are excellent photos of each of the different kinds of slime, and each of the recipes has step-by-step instructions with step-by-step photos to assist along the way.

Each of the recipes includes the time it takes to make them, the difficulty level, and a non-edible warning where applicable. Some also include little tips about different ways of making the slime or the reason why it works the way it does, giving you a little bit of a science lesson.

While only 64 pages long, the book is full of information about slime and cool recipes for slime. It even goes so far as to explain Slime Storage and Clean Up Tips.

This book would be an excellent suggestion for anyone who wants their children to learn about measuring and creating. It’s also great if you’re having any kind of party because the kids would have a ball creating their own kinds of slime.

For the included recipe I have chosen the Basic Slime because you want to start out with the basics and build from there. Enjoy!

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Basic Slime

This is the easiest recipe, but one of the most amazing. Watch as your slime turns from a solid to a liquid and back again in seconds!
Time: 5 Minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Warning: Non-Edible

Ingredients

  • cornstarch
  • Water
  • Food coloring

Instructions

  • Scoop a few big spoonfuls of cornstarch into a bowl.
  • At drops of water little by little until you have a thick slime.
  • Grab a handful of slime and squished together. Keep your hands moving to keep the mixture solid. When you stop, the slime will change back into a liquid.
  • Stir in a few drops of food coloring for a blast of color.

Notes

Science Bit
If you try to hit this slime, it will act like a solid and you’ll get sore knuckles. If you gently poke your finger inside the mixture, it will feel like a liquid. Strange, huh? Hundreds of years ago famous scientist Sir Isaac Newton wrote about how liquids behave. Slime like this is known as a Non-Newtonian fluid because it doesn’t play by his rules!
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