Fake Snot

Gross out your friends with this fake snot recipe!

Now, you may have seen the borax/glue slime recipe online. This fake snot project is kind of different. It uses just three main ingredients: gelatin, corn syrup, and water.



1.Pour 1/2 cup water in the bowl (if you’re using a microwave), or saucepan (if you’re using a stove).

2.Heat the water just until it boils, then remove the water from the heat source and turn it off.

3.Sprinkle the gelatin in the water. Stir. If you want to add food coloring, do so now. (But I wouldn’t put any color if you want it to be realistic).

4.Let the mixture sit for one minute.

5.Measure the mixture as you move it to the extra bowl. Remember that amount, and add enough corn syrup to make 1 cup total in the bowl.

6.Stir and lift out the long strands of snot you’ve made. If the snot thickens as it cools, add water spoonful by spoonful to thin it. Store in a resealable plastic bag. (Never pour slime down the drain. Put it in the trash to get rid of it).


Water causes the gelatin molecules to cross-link and form a polymer. All polymers are made of many chains of identical molecules, connected by bridges called cross-links. So, lots of polymer/slime recipes will give you flexible, stretchable slime. But corn syrup makes this slime especially snot-like!



Want more slimy recipes? Check out these links:


Starchy Slime

Bouncing Blob

Orange Gunge

Guar Goop

Fibrous Flubber

Methylcellulose Ooze


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