DIY Slime for Science!

This classic do it yourself project is a great little science experiment that promotes STEM and STEAM education. This project has gain lots of traction and seems to be an ever growing trend. There's hundreds of videos and tutorials showing how to make different variants from majestic unicorn poop to cosmic galaxy glitter. This might be only one with LEDs!

Slime TRONICS

You've heard of glow-in-the-dark slime, but what about Light Up NeoPixel slime! The florescent colors of slim combined with an ultra violet light source can make for some interesting effects. It's also (somewhat) conductive so it can be used to make projects with capacitive touch!

Tools & Supplies

Most of the ingredients to make slime can be found at your local shopping market but maybe you have some on hand! The original recipe calls for a mixture of baking soda and contact fluid but Elmer's now has a pre-made solution called Magic Liquid that is specially made to make slime.

Prerequisite Guides

There's resources in these guides that go beyond what's covered in this tutorial. MakeCode guide is all about setting up your Circuit Playground Express board. TheCircuit Playground Express introduction guide walks you through all of the pinouts, sensors and everything you need to know.

1 x Elmer's Glowy Glitter Glue
Clear, Glitter or Florescent colored
1 x Elmer's Magic Liquid
Pre-made Solution. Washable, non-toxic and safe

These are some handy things to have when mixing and handing slime.

  • Mixing Bowl
  • Paper Towels
  • Ziplock Bags
  • Decorations: glitter, sequins, beads or confetti
  • 3xAAA Batteries
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This guide was first published on Jun 13, 2018. It was last updated on Mar 08, 2024.

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