Cabochons are the charms of slime mixins. They are flat beads that you can mix in slime. They are made from resins, plastic or polymer clay that are usually painted which means the resulting slime is not just crunchy, it’s colorful too. Many of the cabochons, like you see above, are shaped in mini desserts that could include cupcakes, donuts, hamburgers, strawberries and cakes but you can even find tiny coffee mugs, butterflies or leaves. You can stick them into your slime when you finish mixing the ingredients together.
Think about nails scratching a chalkboard for one second. Are you flinching? One study found that this sound literally accelerated the participants’ stress levels, quickening heart rates, heightening blood pressure and even altering the skin’s electrical conductivity. In the study, the scientists discovered that—when stimulated with this screeching sound, the auditory cortex interacted with the amygdala, which controls responses related to fear and emotions.
Colored beads are an excellent addition to your slime. Not only do they help create a visually appealing slimes, they are also an easy way to make it crunchy. For those of you who haven’t heard, “crunchy slime” is a whole genre of slime and there are even Instagram accounts dedicated to making the best “crunchy slime”. You can find different size and colored beads for all your different needs and to help produce the crackling sound you’re shooting for. You could go with a single-colored bead slime or a multi-colored one depending on your preference. The shine from the beads can help prevent lackluster slime and its inclusion guarantees a highly textured slime.