D.I.Y Science – Create your own slime

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The D.I.Y. Science series contains some of our favourite experiments for kids to try at home. They are designed to help primary school teachers and carers inspire a child’s curiosity in science. It’s time to get hands-on.

This episode introduces students to non-newtonian fluids by teaching them how to make their own slime.

It is best suited to year 4, 5 and 7 Chemistry and Physics students who are learning about properties of solids, liquids and gases or are learning about forces. Give it a go even if you aren’t in these year groups – who doesn’t love slime?!

D.I.Y SCIENCE: Create your own slime

Find out how you can make slime that changes from a liquid to a solid when a force is applied.

Video Length: 2:00 mins

With thanks to Questacon.

Do you like getting covered in mud so you’re really gross? This is even better than mud: SLIME!


What you’ll need:

1 x box of cornflour
1 x small jug of water
Any food colouring
1 x large mixing bowl
1 x large spoon

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Years: 4, 5, 7


Chemical Sciences – Mixtures and Separations, Solids/Liquids/Gases

Physical Sciences – Forces

Additional: Technology

Concepts (South Australia):

Chemical Sciences – Properties of Matter

Physical Sciences – Forces and Motion