Get ready for slime time
Gluey, gooey, squishy, and oozy — slime is undeniably fun to play with. If you have a budding slime-ologist at home who loves expressing their creativity and learning about ingredient reactions, making slime is a great way to help them explore their interests. Making slime is a fun activity at birthday parties and sleepovers, too. But how do you get started? We can help you learn the basics to help your child create their own slime laboratory.
What slime is and why you'll love it
There's something so appealing about squishing slime in your hands. It's a great stress reliever, and it helps kids learn about science by providing hands-on experience seeing safe chemical reactions take place. It's also an engaging activity because there are so many different types of slime to try out, and the results can be a surprise every time.
Making slime at home is easy, too. Consider trying out a kit that comes with everything you need to make a few containers of slime as you get used to the process. Once your child has some experience, keep the following ingredients on hand so you'll be able to mix up a batch anytime:
- White school glue
- Distilled water
- Baking soda
- Liquid starch
- Baby oil
- Shaving cream
- Liquid food coloring
These supplies will allow you to make different types of slime with a range of textures. You'll also be able to create custom colors and include fun add-ins like glitter and sequins. Our helpful how-to videos can show you a variety of recipes to try out as you get started with new slimes.
Types of slime
When you want to start playing with slime right away, you have the option to purchase it premade, too. Try out these different types:
- Traditional slime: Basic slime has a bouncy, almost rubbery texture, but there's also some flow to it. It's what's known as a non-Newtonian fluid, meaning it acts like both a liquid and a solid. That's one reason why slime is so helpful for learning about science. These slimes may be clear or opaque, and they come in a wide variety of colors.
- Glitter slime: Traditional slime is even more fun with a bit of sparkle. These slimes have different shapes, sizes, and colors of glitter evenly incorporated throughout the mixture.
- Fluffy slime: Light and airy, fluffy slime has more of a foamy, cloudlike texture than the gooey traditional slime. It can be difficult to mix small beads and glitter into this type of slime, but it often comes in scented versions that add another sensory level to playtime.
- Crunchy slime: You might not think of slime as crunchy, but this is a fun tactile alternative to the other types. Crunchy slimes have large proportions of beads, sequins, styrofoam pellets, and other materials mixed in so that they make crunching or popping sounds when you squeeze them. Some crunchy slimes even have tiny toys mixed in.
- Unicorn slime: Available in pastel hues like pink, blue, and purple, unicorn slime shimmers instead of glitters. It has a stylish, magical look to it that evokes images of fantasy creatures like fairies and unicorns.
- Glow-in-the-dark slime: Like its name suggests, this slime glows brightly at night or in dark rooms. It comes in a range of colors and textures.
Slime to go
If your excited slime-ologist can't wait to get their hands on all the ingredients, let us help. Our fast, convenient shipping options allow you to get your slime supplies in hand in a day or two. As you shop, look at individual product pages to see items labeled "TwoDay Delivery" or "NextDay Delivery. When you add $35 worth of these qualifying items to your cart, we'll ship them out right away and they'll be at your home within one or two business days, depending on the shipping option you choose. Keep in mind that NextDay Delivery is only available in certain ZIP codes. It's a helpful idea to check your eligibility before placing your order.
Accidentally stocked up on more than enough glitter? No worries. Returns at Walmart are hassle-free. If you prefer to mail your items back to us for a refund, sign into your Walmart account online and print out a free return label. If you're planning to stop by your local Walmart store, bring your item and receipt to the service desk. Even if you don't have your receipt, a service desk associate can look it up for you to finish processing your return.