Don’t let Madison Greenspan’s age fool you. Not only did this 12-year-old turn her slime-making hobby into a lucrative business, she’s now attempting to break a Guinness World Record by making six tons of slime at this weekend’s Play Fair at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.
“I’m definitely feeling very nervous, but really excited,” the Fairfield, Connecticut, resident told Metro. “I don’t think a few years ago I would ever be able to do anything this big and this interesting. There’s a lot that could go wrong —there’s a lot that may go wrong — but I’m definitely very excited.”
Greenspan, who’s in seventh grade, got into slime after her classmates started bringing it to school.
“I really loved to create my own using DIYs and all that stuff, so I came home and asked if we had any glue,” she said. Glue, along with baking soda and other components are used to make slime.
When she couldn’t find the glue at home or anywhere, Greenspan realized there was a “worldwide problem for making slime” and decided to create her own brand. And Maddie Rae’s Slime Glue was born — thanks to a little help from SCS Direct, a consumer products company founded by her dad, Howard.
“What’s different about my glue is that there were no gallons of clear glue, and there are so many things you can do — you can make crystal-clear slime and add whatever you like with it,” Greenspan explained. “It’s a sensory toy, and I think my favorite is definitely clear slime. It’s really interesting because you can add charms, glitter, and it’s just really pretty slime.”
Though the most slime Greenspan has made thus far was 300 pounds, she enlisted about 85 people to help her break the Guinness World Record of 11,024 pounds on Saturday.
“There’s definitely a lot of things that you have to take into account when you’re making slime,” she said. “Trouble that we had when we were making the 300 pounds of slime is that you can get stuck in the slime, so that’s a really big issue.”