How To: DIY Ninja Turtle Ooze! Make Your Own Radioactive Canister of Glowing Green Slime at Home

DIY Ninja Turtle Ooze! Make Your Own Radioactive Canister of Glowing Green Slime at Home

There's a broken canister of mutant ooze leaking down into the sewers! But don't worry because this sticky slime is non-toxic, and it's so easy to make, a three-year-old can do it!

Inspired by Dr. Anne Helmenstine with, my kids and I found and slightly modified a recipe for making slime!

My kids went crazy for it! It's great stuff because it's basically harmless and extremely easy to make. So easy, in fact, that my little 3-year-old did it himself (with a little coaching, of course).

If you'd like to make it at home, here's how we did it!

Step 1: Gather Your Materials

You will need:

  • 1/2 teaspoon borax laundry booster
  • 5 ounces clear school glue
  • Green and yellow food coloring
  • Water

Step 2: Make Solution "A"

In one container, mix:

  • 1 cup of warm water
  • 1/2 tsp of borax

Stir to dissolve as much as possible.

Step 3: Make Solution "B"

In a separate container, mix together:

  • 1/2 cup of water
  • Entire 5 oz bottle of clear glue


  • Stir in 2 drops of green food coloring
  • Stir in 5 drops of yellow food coloring

Stir it all together for a slimy green-yellow look.

Step 4: Pour Solution "A" into Solution "B"

And right before your eyes will magically appear...

...a transformation of gooey green flubber!

Holding this in front of a light makes it look like some sort of creepy alien experiment!

I wanted to make a cool looking container for this ooze, so using some ABS fittings and a 2-liter soda bottle, I got a fairly authentic looking ooze canister.

With the ooze inside the container, I tried adding a yellow glow-stick to see what effect it would have.

It made the slime glow an eerie green light!

That's how to make your very own Ninja Turtle Ooze.

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thats what we were wondering, whats the shelve life?
Guess we will find out we just made a couple batches

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