The Slime Slide
In this article we show you how we were able to create a huge 50ft Long inflatable slip and slide and fill it with 300 Gallons of slippery slime! We give you instructions on how to make your own slime slide using an inflatable or on a budget with a tarp and inflatable pool. We had so much fun creating the slime slide video below!
Why create a slime slide
A slime slide combines two things that kids (and big kids - adults) absolutely love. A huge slip and slide and bulk amounts of slime. This would be a super memorable activity for a slime themed birthday party, a great way to entertain the kids at home, and an awesome idea for a fun run obstacle, or slime fundraiser. We have found that church youth groups and summer camps love to make huge slip and slides and the groups get an even bigger kick out of it when bulk slime is added!
Making the Slime Slide
Filling the pool with slime - Making a slime slide is easy when you use Party Goat Instant Slime. This special product is designed to make huge amounts of super slippery slime by simply adding water. Each bag makes around 25 Gallons of slime. In the video above we used 12 bags of Party Goat slime powder to fill the huge pool at the end of the slide with green slime. That made over 300 Gallons (approximately 1,150L) of slime.
Keeping the slide slippery - Our original plan was to fill the pool with slime and then use a sump pump to suck the slime out of the pool, pump it through a hose to the top of the slide, where it would continually cycle back through to the pool. Before setting this up though we had a trial run where we simply sprayed slime all over the slide with slime blasters (any water gun that sucks up water and sprays it out should work). We found that this was all we needed to do. The slide was soooooooo slippery after we sprayed it! We didn't require a constant flow of water or slime onto the slide like a regular slip and slide would. The slime on our bodies and from an occasional blast from our slime guns was enough to keep the slide slippery for the entire day.
DIY slime slip and slide
We were very lucky to have access to a huge 50ft (16m long) inflatable slip and slide to create our slime slide. We know that not everyone has an inflatable slide at home or the money to buy or hire one. However a slime slide can easily be created using a large roll of black plastic. Simply roll the plastic down a decent sized hill. Anchor the edges (be careful not to use any sharp or raised stakes in case you slide over them). Spray the slide with slime and you will be ready to slide.
If you want to add a slime pool at the end of the slide, you can do so with a fairly cheap inflatable pool (use a pool with at least 2 or 3 inflatable rings). All you need to do is create a bit of a ramp at the end of the slide using sand or loose soil. Lay the tarp or black plastic over the ramp and position the inflatable pool full of slime at the end. Please note if you do hire an inflatable slide you may incur additional cleaning costs for covering the slide in slime - check with the hire company. The slime hoses off with ease and is non staining but they may be shocked to find their equipment covered in slime, so best to give them the heads up.
Slime Slip N slide - available colors
Slime slide fundraiser!
Looking for a unique fundraising idea for your school, church, non profit or sports group? A slide fundraiser could be just the thing. We have had many customers from all over the world host successful slide fundraising events. We have supplied products for slime slides, Jello slides (where participants slide into a huge pool of Party Goat Jello), and mud slides (where participants slide into a huge pool of Party Goat mud)
How a slide fundraiser works? - Plan to build a large slide into a huge pool of slime, jello or mud, similar to the slime slip and slide from the video above. You then have a few options for raising money. You can charge per slide for people to have a go at the slide, or get people to find sponsors to sponsor them for participating. At a school for example kids will find the idea of sliding down a slime slide or sliding into a pool of jello so unique and cool that they will be dying to participate. You could then tell them that in order to qualify for a go on the slide they need to raise a minimum of $50, (or whatever amount you think is reasonable for your area). Kid's will then be motivated to find sponsors so that they can have a go at the awesome slide. Due to unique nature of these fundraising activities they tend to get filmed and shared on social media so you are bound to get a lot of attention, allowing the event to get bigger each year.
Other games and fundraising ideas with slime
Instant slime can be used for a huge number of other games and fundraising activities. In the videos below we show you how to create your own Nickelodeon TV inspired slime game show. We also teach you how to make two different carnival style games that would be great fundraising activities for a school fete or spring carnival. Click here to learn how to use slime in a school color run or here to learn how to fill a dunking machine with slime. Another great idea for schools is a Slime the Principal fundraiser.
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Games with Jello and Instant Mud
Party GOAT also has products designed to make huge quantities of Jello and Mud by simply adding water. These products are also great for a range of ridiculous games and activities. Click here to visit our dedicated website for more information on Jello Wrestling or Mud Wrestling games.
Is slime safe?
Party GOAT slime in non toxic and biodegradable. It does not contain any harmful chemicals often found in other slime products or home made recipes. It is environmentally friendly, non sticky, non staining and easy to clean up. Our Instant Slime does not contain Borax or Boron. The BBC Health news has advised parents against using or making slime with these ingredients.
Party GOAT slime is incredibly slippery so be careful not to spill too much slime at the entrance way to the slide. You don't want people to slip over on their way too or from the slide. Throughout the day you should sweep excess slime from the foot traffic areas to avoid slippages and use signage to alert people to the potentially slippery surface.
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