Is your Slime Workstation a mess?
Can you find the right activator at the critical moment?Where's that glitter? How much air clay should we add to this recipe? Where is the recipe?
Homes with a high degree of slime production often find that it can infect everything from clothes, upholstery, hair, pets, bathrooms, bedrooms and homework.
Time for some slime management!
Above is a picture of a typical slime workstation prior to organisation. Despite being well stocked the materials are not always to hand and slime productivity can suffer as a result.
This instructable will help you to design and construct your own Slime Lab for safe and efficient slime production.
Some of the features of Slime Lab:
Slime storage area - here are all the ingredients you need for slime production: bases, activators and additives.
Slime Deck - this is where you knead your slime to the desired consistency
Slime Resource Library - this is where you can store slime books and recipes for handy reference when needed.
This instructable is published to inspire your own designs. The materials, dimensions and details can all be adjusted and changed according to your own requirements.
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Step 1: Select and Cut Out Material
Our Slime Lab is constructed from a plywood base with hardboard storage area and back board.
The overal dimensions of our slime lab are shown on the diagrams. We marked out the curved sections using a pencil tied to a string and the other end attached to a drawing pin.
Step 2: Layout Your Slime Lab
Once you have the basic shape of your Slime Lab worked out, you can start to position your equipment.
There are three main ingredients in most slimes: Slime Base, Activator and Additives
Slime Base: This is normally white or clear PVA glue. This is the main ingredient, so needs a large bottle
Activator: Contact lens solution and/or baking soda.
Additives: There is a huge variety in the possible slime additives including shaving cream, glitter, airplay, food colouring, polystyrene beads
We tried to position these in convenient locations in our layout and also provide space for other things such as mixing vessels, spatulas, containers for finished slime etc.
Layout your slime materials and draw around them so that you can cut the holes out of your storage area.
All of our bottles were round so we used a compass to draw the hole locations.
Step 3: Drill and Cut Out Holes in Storage Area. Cut Supports for Storage Area.
Drill a small hole in each area to be cut out and then use a coping saw to cut out the shape.
The shape of each hole might need cleaning up a bit with sandpaper or a rasp.
Cut out the supports for your storage area. Ours are 5cm high.
Step 4: Cover the Surface of Slime Lab and Mount the Storage Area.
We covered the surface of Slime Lab with some glittery material.
You will need somewhere slime-proof on which to knead your slime (Slime Deck), but this can be added later.
Then mount your storage area supports and back plate.
We added two tubes into the storage area for holding spoons, spatulas and other small pieces.
Step 5: Paint the Storage Area and Back Plate
Use acrylic paints to paint the storage area and back plate.
Step 6: Slime Deck and Slime Resource Library
We made a separate Slime Deck (for kneading the slime) as we found that the glittery material we chose for the base was not entirely slime-proof. The slime deck was made by covering a rectangular piece of hardboard with some PVC cloth. This was stuck down using contact adhesive.
The Slime Resource Library is a space for holding books and slime recipes. It consists of another rectangular piece of hardboard glued to the back of the back board with some 15mm battens to act as spacers.
Step 7: Design and Paint the Slime Lab Name
We made a mock up of the lettering we wanted to use on paper.
We tried to transfer this using carbon paper onto the painted surface. Warning - this does not work! At least not with the acrylic paint that we used. We ended up drawing the design directly onto the painted surface.
Paint your design. We used a bright pink colour.
Step 8: Ready to Use!
Now your Slime Station is ready to use!
Happy Slime Making!
In the video above we demonstrate some Butter Slime manufacture.