HOWTO Make honest, simple fake snot


19 Responses to “HOWTO Make honest, simple fake snot”

  1. Evil Jim says:

    What’s wrong with just straining the yolk from an egg?

  2. Takuan says:


  3. Antinous says:

    I never seem to run out of the real stuff.

  4. fizzding says:

    Another very easy “snot” can be made by boiling a cup of flax seed in a few cups of water.

    It is edible, has a clear-to-opaque look that I imagine is easy to modify with food colouring, and is very inexpensive.

    It also makes a nice egg replacement, go figure.

  5. waugsqueke says:

    Do not accept dishonest snot.

  6. Phikus says:

    ANTINOUS: Everyone nose you are a good honest ol’ factory? Does it run in the family?

  7. Takuan says:

    don’t be so phlegmatic.

  8. Anonymous says:

    I used to work in makeup effects and I know that we always used methyl cellulose for slime. The toy “slime” is the same stuff. Methyl Cellulose is non-toxic (you see it as a food thickener on ingredients labels and is used as a food supplement for constipation) and comes in the form of a white powder. Mix in cold water to desired thickness and you’re good to go. Use food coloring in the water before mixing to tint it. I saw some online for about $12 a pound. Have fun getting slimy!

  9. glatt says:

    The article says “Don’t eat or inhale the snot. Borax isn’t particularly toxic, but isn’t good for you either.” but then a linked page on the same website says “The estimated lethal dose (ingested) for adults is 15-20 grams; less than 5 grams can kill a child or pet.”

    If eating the snot will kill you, I’d say that constitutes being “particularly toxic.”

  10. 5t311a says:

    I used to make this when i was 4 years old but my friend and I emptied the stuff from the Hoover and dirt from the garden into it to make it real!! No green food coloring tho……..I didn’t try it, but it did put me off from eating my boogers for a week……..

  11. mork the delayer says:

    What text editor do you use?

  12. nanuq says:

    You’re supposed to buy green, not make it.

  13. Takuan says:

    has to be a PVA glue?

  14. andrewkantor says:

    I’m just glad I can give up that dishonest-snot recipe I had been using.

  15. Anonymous says:

    You might think this is funny, but it’snot.

  16. Kabur Naj says:

    Wouldn’t the only way to make *honest* snot involve soliciting donations from a bunch of people/animals? Any other type of snot would, by definition, be ersatz.

  17. buddy66 says:

    wonderful things

  18. help i cant comfirm my username themelonbread says:

    What about just dieing the mucilage from an aloe vera green?

  19. mondegreen thoughts says:


    (somebody get me Wham-O…)

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