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Slime Time: The Gooey Comeback


When you think of slime, you may think of Nickelodeon or famous YouTubers like Karina Garcia and Slime Obsidian. Over the years, slime has gained popularity among all generations. Little kids like to play with slime to cure boredom, but teens and adults use it as a stress reliever.

Some people might think slime is messy and gross, but according to senior, Jupiter Stewart, “Slime is fun and silly.” Slime isn’t just used for fun and games; it could also be used for sensory issues like fidgeting. Slime is a great activity for people who are very creative and like making messes. 

Making slime used to be a huge trend in 2016, but recently slime is coming back, but people aren’t using bowls. A new trend is people making slime on their tables or their floors. TikTok users are saying, “Back in my day, we had a thing called bowls.” It is a very divided topic on TikTok.

In school, it has become a trend to make slime in class. Seniors were also doing this because it’s almost the end of the year. People are also making TikToks while in class making slime on the table without bowls. Don’t worry though the students will ask to bring their ingredients to class and make the slime. 

To make slime you only need two ingredients, glue and some form of activator. You can use a Borax and water mixture, laundry detergent, or a combination of contact solution and baking soda. Even though there are two ingredients needed, people add a lot more! For example, lotion makes slime more stretchy, fake snow adds a flowy texture, shaving cream makes the slime more fluffy, and there are many more textures you could make with different ingredients!

Parents are banning slime from households because children are ruining clothes or carpets with the sticky mess. Junior, Caitlyn Larson, says, “I love playing with slime, but my mom banned it from my house.” When slime was a huge trend in 2016, many parents banned it from their houses, but parents are still banning slime even though their kids are older now. 

Overall, playing with and making slime is universally a fun time! Even Shoreline members do it! Be careful though, because messes can be made!

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Kamryn Lesniak
Kamryn Lesniak, Staff Writer
Kamryn Lesniak is a 9th grader at Lake Shore High School. Lesniak enjoys walking her dog and going on her phone. Her plans for after high school are to go to a great trade school for cosmetology. She enjoys all types of music, but her favorite is Hip-Hop.
Alaina Handy
Alaina Handy, Staff Writer
Alaina Handy is currently a sophomore at Lake Shore High School. She loves her family, pets, and music. In Handy's free time, she participates in the Lake Shore Color Guard and Winter Guard where she spins flags. After high school, Handy wants to study education at Michigan State University and eventually become a teacher!

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