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Anyone know how to make cloud slime?

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HurdyGurdy Sat 05-May-18 08:00:43

My granddaughter watches some videos on YouTube, and in one of them (American, of course - sigh) they have made cloud slime.

Granddaughter naturally wants to make some, but I can't find a decent UK based recipe/instructions on how do to it.

The videos on YouTube I can find are, again, American, and use things I don't know. And don't give quantities.

I have managed to get some instant snow from Amazon, but liquid starch? What on earth is that?

Can anyone help, before my ears are actually burned off by cries of "nana, can we make cloud slime now" (heard at least 124796214575621 times already this morning grin

Greenfinch Sat 05-May-18 08:16:44

I sympathize with you. My DGD is always trying to make slime when with me as DD bans it in her house because it is so messy.Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't.I haven't heard of cloud slime but she uses shaving foam,spray starch,some sort of glue and food colouring.

Luckygirl Sat 05-May-18 08:56:41

YouTube is the way to go - some of the videos give detailed instructions - I know, my DGD loves watching these ad nauseam - yawn,yawn!

Greenfinch Sat 05-May-18 09:16:08

Yes, my DGD would watch about making slime on You Tube from the time she gets home from school given the opportunity. What is the fascination?

midgey Sat 05-May-18 09:45:27

Apparently (according to my granddaughter) it’s very relaxing!

Bathsheba Sat 05-May-18 10:42:31

I haven't tried it yet, but I came across this recipe from Hobbycraft recently. Let me know how you get on with it if you try it!

Blinko Sat 05-May-18 10:49:30

Ah, this is clearly one of those (few) benefits of not seeing the GCs very often. I have no idea and don't need to investigate further wink

Bathsheba Sat 05-May-18 11:00:40

Oh sorry, I've just Googled cloud slime, and it is a bit different from the usual slime, I see what you mean....

Liquid starch is available on Amazon, but it's not cheap - half a gallon is around £40 shock. I wonder if standard powdered laundry starch can be used if it's mixed with water thoroughly first? Wouldn't have a clue about the ratio though hmm

midgey Sat 05-May-18 15:26:13

It seems you need to add instant snow to the usual slime would need to be cautious with the amount you add going on my experience of instant snow!

Lisalou Sat 05-May-18 15:46:27

liquid starch does not have to cost 40 quid a bottle, there are cheaper brands if you look on amazon. The expensive one is the one which is sold for making slime!
Good luck with the experiment. My youngest loves slime but has still not discovered that you can make it at home. I have not enlightened her.

grannyactivist Sat 05-May-18 16:26:40

Here is the recipe for cloud slime:
The 'Formil biological' mentioned as the activator is a clothes detergent from Lidl - cheap as chips. Scroll down under the video for the ingredients

HurdyGurdy Sat 05-May-18 17:59:41

Thank you all. She's been a busy girl in the garden with me today, so she did (thankfully) stop asking when we were going to make it lol.

She's back home with mummy now, and going off to visit her new baby cousin tomorrow, so I have a day or so to have a bit of an experiment before she's back to harangue me again

The video she watched just said "I'm adding the activator now" but didn't mention what it was or how much to add. Hence me doing a google search. And google just directed me to a load of American videos which bamboozled me completely.

I will let you know how I get on. Wish me luck grin

Lisalou Mon 07-May-18 21:18:53

Good luck! Keep us posted - photos even!!!

Jalima1108 Mon 07-May-18 21:23:20

I can tell you how to get slime off a cuddly toy if anyone needs to know grin