Just when you thought the whole slime trend couldn't get any more out of hand, people start using diapers — yes, diapers — to make the goop that everyone under the age of 12 raves about. I don't know whether to applaud the creativity of the minds behind the slime trend or shout "enough already!" from the rooftops. But if learning how to make diaper slime is high on your or your child's list of priorities you're in luck because, like most slime recipes on the market, diaper slime is surprisingly easy to create.
Although there are several different diaper slime recipes floating around the world wide web, they're all fairly similar and require only a few "ingredients" to form a slime that will rival all other "normal" (and, you know, diaper-less) slimes on the market.
According to Creative Discovery Museum, what sets diaper slime apart from other recipes is that is utilizes what's inside of disposable diapers. When you cut away at the exterior, you're left with an inside liner that is filled with powder. This powder is called sodium polyacrylate, an incredibly absorbent polymer that can hold more than 300 times its weight in water, making it a great addition to the slime menagerie.
The pre-teen power YouTube duo CraftyGirls has an easy-to-follow (and entertaining to watch) tutorial explaining just how to create your own diaper slime.
All you need is white PVC glue, baking soda, saline eye drops that contain sodium borate or boric acid as an ingredient, a bit of water, food coloring, and of course, two or more diapers. Once you've gathered your ingredients, cut open the diapers right below the waistband and shake out the "crystals" (sodium polyacrylate) into a bowl. You'll need to do at least two diapers to get a decent amount of slime, but you can always do more if you're the "go big or go home" type.
From there, add 2 cups of water (or about a cup per diaper), and mix it up. You'll watch in awe as the powder absorbs all of the water, turning into a big ball of slush.
Then, add your glue. You may need to experiment with the amount of glue that works best, but start with a few cups and add more as needed. Along with the glue, add two teaspoons of baking soda and mix your concoction up. You'll also want to add your food coloring at this point as well.
Lastly, add saline solution until slime begins to form. If, as seen in the video, your goo is too watery, add a bit more baking soda and saline until its the perfect consistency for stretching, pulling, yanking, and molding to your heart's content.