Prime time for homemade slime
The “thriving nationwide market” for homemade slime is turning kids into entrepreneurs, said Claire Martin in The New York Times. “We ask them if they want it fluffy or stretchy,” says Goldie Bronson, a Los Angeles fifth-grader, who sells $5 tubs of the goop with her friends and has a strict policy of fulfilling orders for classmates within two days. “It’s like Amazon Prime,” she says. The sticky stuff, which is made with white school glue and the cleaning detergent Borax and jazzed up with food coloring and glitter, is so popular that stores are having trouble keeping Elmer’s on shelves. Plenty of young adults are also cashing in on the craze. Karina Garcia, a 23-year-old former waitress known as the Slime Queen, has inked sponsorship and advertising deals with the likes of Coca- Cola and Disney for her YouTube tutorials. “There are times when it’s $200,000 in a really good month,” she says of her slime salary.