What is it about kids and slime? From Flubber, to little figurines in clear gunk, to gunge tanks on popular children’s shows, to play-dough messes, to bouncing slimes, kids just can’t seem to get enough of the stuff. You may be able to handle the mess, and all the nasty things the slime picks up. But a major inconvenience with slime is that it can get expensive. After a while bits of it go missing and it shrinks, or it gets so full of hairs and crumbs that it won’t stick, stretch, or slide any more, or it gets exposed to the sun and dries out, losing all its bounce and flexibility. Well, the good news is: you can make your own slimes at home. It is pretty simple, not too expensive and, what is more, your kids will have great fun and learn all sorts of things about patience, chemistry, following instruction, developing creativity, and physics. These are our top ten picks for making your own slime.