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Ooblek / Explor-ick recipes

Instructions to make two types of slime, Ooblek and Explor-ick!

Ooblek Recipe:

  • ½ cup of Cornstarch
  • ¼ cup of Water


Slowly mix water into cornstarch. Add additional water as necessary for consistency. When mixed correctly, the mixture should appear solid when tapped with a spoon, but the spoon should sink in when left alone.

Explor-ick Recipe:

  • ½ tablespoon Borax (Found in the laundry aisle)
  • ½ cup warm water
  • ¼ cup glue (Elmer’s works best)
  • ¼ cup water


Mix the Borax into the ½ cup of warm water to make part A. Separately, mix the glue and ¼ cup water to make part B. Add part A to part B and mix. You’ll see strands of slime forming quickly. There will likely be some water leftover. Store Explor-ick in a baggie to prevent drying.

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