In kid world, slime comes in multiple ooey-gooey forms: the kind made with glue that you can buy at the toy store that sticks to everything and ruins your brand-new area rug; the kind they make when mashing together their milk and spaghetti the second your back is turned; and the kind that comes out of their noses. Ah, motherhood.
No matter how the slippery stuff is made, slime is an obsession among the under-10 set, but most of the tutorials you’ll find call for making it a particular way. And what do you do when you’ve got your kid’s hopes up that you’re going to go all mad scientist and make your own slime, only to realize you’re all out of Elmer’s?! Don’t panic that you’re a failure as a parent—we’ll show you how to make slime without glue, using things you almost definitely have at home. The crafternoon is saved!