How to Draw a Slime

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Do you like to play with slime? Ooey, gooey slime, in many colors and often containing glitter or small toys, has been a popular play item since 1976. Many children and adults alike make their own toy slime using paste.

Slime first came into the public eye with the Nickelodeon's You Can't Do That on Television, which debuted in 1979. This comedy sketch series was directed at teens and pre-teens, and it often featured a dousing in green slime when one of the actors uttered the words, "I don't know."

"Sliming," as it came to be called, migrated to other Nickelodeon shows as well, such as Double Dare and Figure It Out. The network's sliming antics have made other pop culture appearances as well, such as in the opening of the film Fatal Attraction (1987).

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What was that Nickelodeon slime made out of, anyway? Discovering its well-guarded secret was a frequent plot of television shows. In reality, the slime consisted of green gelatin, flour, water, oatmeal, and soap. The soap made it easier to wash the slime out of the actors' hair and clothing.

Sometimes, slime is given a mind of its own. One example is Slimer, a green ghost of the Ghostbusters franchise. Another is Adventure Time's Slime Princess. This drawing guide features a similar character.

Would you like to draw an adorable slime monster? Now you can, with the help of this easy, step-by-step drawing tutorial. All you will need is a pen, pencil, or marker and a sheet of paper. You may also wish to color your finished drawing.

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​Step by Step Instructions for Drawing​ a Slime

How to Draw Slime: Step 1

1. Begin by drawing an oval. This will help you to outline the slime's head and body.

How to Draw Slime: Step 2

2. Extend a long curved line downward from one side of the slime. Draw the line up and down, back and forth, forming "U" shaped drips of slime. Connect the line to the slime's opposite side.

How to Draw Slime: Step 3

3. Erase the guide lines of the original oval.

How to Draw Slime: Step 4

4. Draw curved lines between the drips of slime, forming more tentacle-like drippings. Layer even more curved lines.

How to Draw Slime: Step 5

5. Draw two large, irregular ovals to form the slime's eyes. Draw a squiggly, loosely "W" shaped line below the eyes to indicate the mouth.

How to Draw Slime: Step 6

6. Draw wavy curved lines all over the slime, indicating a gooey, dripping texture.

How to Draw Slime: Step 7

7. Draw circles and irregular shapes of different sizes on the slime's body and tentacles.

How to Draw Slime: Step 8

8.Draw slime dripping from this slimy monster. Draw irregular shapes beneath the slime, indicating liquid that has dripped from its body. Draw small, round droplets of slime falling but still in midair.

How to Draw Slime: Step 9

9. Draw a circle within a circle in each of the eyes; shade between the two shapes to indicate the pupils. Draw curved lines beside each eye to indicate eyelashes, and curved shapes, pointed on each end, above the eyes to indicate the eyebrows.

How to Draw Slime: Step 10

Color your slime. Will it be green like traditional slime, or will it be some other color?

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