Part craft, part meditation, and part science, the art of slime--making it and playing with it--is celebrated in this unique gift book
Making slime is magical. Combine a few ingredients, mix by hand, and suddenly a smooth (or fluffy, depending on the recipe) semi-solid, incredibly pliable but not-sticky goo appears. It begs to be touched. Poke, knead, pull on the taffy-like substance to achieve a calm state of mind. That's the meditative part of slime; it taps into the pleasure centers of the brain. Slime is also a visual feast: add food coloring, metallic paints, beads, glitter, even tiny toys to it. The result can look like ice cream or butter (don't eat it!); unicorn rainbow or galaxy goo; clouds, a fishbowl, Nutella--anything is possible.
The Zen of Slime is a visual immersion into the sublime that is slime. Divided into themed chapters--air, water, fire, and earth--the book features the instagram artists who make and sell slime. They share their favorite photographs, recipes, and tips. There's an endless variety of add-ins and different combinations of ingredients. Keeping track of this is as much fun as making slime, so notebook pages are included for jotting down potions. This is the next level of slime; sophisticated and artistic, for visionaries who recognize the special nature of this incredible stuff. (Or just enjoy looking at pictures of it!)