How to Make Kinetic Slime


Kinetic slime is a combination of Kinetic sand and slime. It feels like slime, but oozes much more slowly. If you make it thick enough, you can even shape it with your fingers or a cookie cutter. The most popular way of making Kinetic slime is using kinetic sand, but you can still make it using regular play sand instead. Be sure to enjoy the kinetic slime while it lasts however; it will eventually dry out!

Part 1
Using Kinetic Sand, Glue, and Lotion

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Purchase a box of kinetic sand from an art store or a toy store. Scoop out a palmful of the kinetic sand, and place it into a small bowl. This method will give you a stretchy, putty-like slime that has a grainy, sandy texture.[1] Make sure that you use kinetic sand and not regular sand. It's a special type of sand that feels and acts like wet sand. Use a color that you like. Your slime will turn out the same color as the sand.

Using Kinetic Sand, Glue, and Lotion on How to Make Kinetic Slime

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You can use tinted glue or you can use the kind that is clear. Don't use the regular white glue or the kinetic slime won't turn out right. Clear glue is gel-like, and you need that to make this type of slime.[2]

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You can use baby lotion or hand lotion. The brand does not matter. If you are using lotion that comes in a bottle with a pump, plan on using 2 to 3 squirts. If your lotion comes in a plain bottle or tube, squeeze out 2 to 3 grape-sized dollops.[3]

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Keep mixing until the color and texture are consistent. You don't want to see any separate streaks of kinetic sand, glue, or lotion. The slime will look very liquidy at this point, but don't worry, the next step will fix that.[4]

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The slime should start thickening and sticking together, sort of like bread dough. Keep mixing the slime until it balls up and turns firm. This may take a few minutes.[5] Do not use baking powder. It is not the same thing. Don't use too much baking soda, or the slime will turn out too hard. Start with just a small shake; you can always add more later.

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This time, you only need 1 to 2 squirts/dollops of lotion. The lotion will help the slime become more firm and less sticky. At this point, you can switch to using your hands to mix the slime.[6]

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Knead the slime with your fingers until it becomes more firm and less sticky. If this doesn't happen after about a minute, add another dash of baking soda and knead it again. The slime should feel like grainy silly putty.[7]

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Even though kinetic sand can last a long time, kinetic slime doesn't. Because you added glue to it, it will eventually dry out. The slime should last at least for a couple of days if you keep it in a lidded container. You can also keep it in a plastic, zippered bag instead.

Part 2
Using Play Sand, Glue, and Liquid Starch

Using Play Sand, Glue, and Liquid Starch on How to Make Kinetic Slime

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Pour 1/2 cup (120 milliliters) of white school glue into a bowl. Add 1/2 cup (120 milliliters) of water, then stir the two together with a spoon. Keep stirring until the glue is thin and runny.[8] This method will give you a thick, oozing slime that has a grainy, sand-like texture. It will flow much slower than regular slime.

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You don't have to do this, but it will make your slime look more interesting. Add a few shakes of glitter and 10 to 15 drops of food coloring. Match the food coloring to the colored sand you'll be using. If you will be using white sand, then you can use any food coloring you want.[9]

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Pour 1/4 cup (60 milliliters) of clear, liquid starch into the bowl. Give it a good stir to get the streaks out, then add another 1/4 cup (60 milliliters). Stir the mixture again until no clear streaks of starch remain. This will turn your glue and water into slime.[10]

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Pour the sand in, then press and fold it into the slime using a rubber spatula. Use the same color of sand as you did food coloring. You can also use white sand to get a lighter shade of kinetic slime.[11] You can find colored play sand in the children's section of an arts and crafts store. You can use a little more sand if you want a thicker, firmer, drier slime. Use regular, loose sand. Do not use "kinetic" sand.

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Once most of the sand is stuck to the slime, set aside the rubber spatula. Knead the slime with your fingers until you get all of the sand mixed evenly throughout it. The more you knead the slime, the less sticky it will become.[12] Don't worry if some sand is left out of the slime. The finished slime will be gooey, like regular slime, but it will ooze much slower.

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Like other types of slime, kinetic slime will eventually dry out. You can help the slime last longer by keeping it in a lidded container or a plastic, zippered baggie, however.

Part 3
Using Play Sand, Cornstarch, and Glue

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Purchase some colored play sand from the arts and crafts store. It comes in lots of different colors, including white. Make sure that you use regular, loose sand and not "kinetic" sand.[13]

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5 grams) of cornstarch. Measure out 1 tablespoon of cornstarch and add it to the bowl. Stir the two ingredients together until they are evenly combined. The cornstarch will help make the slime less sticky in the end.[14] If you can't find cornstarch, use cornflour instead.

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You can use just about any type of liquid soap, including hand soap, body wash, or even dish soap. You can use colored soap, but make sure that it is the same color as your sand. If you use a different color, you might not get a very pretty color in the end.[15]

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For best results, use white school glue, not clear. Keep the starch handy, in case you need to add it in later.[16]

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Stir everything together first. Next, knead the slim with your fingers until everything comes together and the sand is mixed evenly throughout the slime. If the slime is too oozy, add in more starch and keep kneading it.[17] Add the starch in about 1 tablespoon (15 milliliters) at a time. The slime will be very thick and stiff. You can shape it with your fingers or cookie cutters.

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A plastic box or jar with a tight-fitting lid will work the best. You can also try using a plastic, zippered baggie instead. Like other types of slime, this slime will eventually dry out. It should last at least a couple of days when stored properly, however.