By Tyler Roebuck
COLUMBIA CITY – Eleven-year-old entrepreneur Ian Schuman opened his booth, Messy Ian’s Slime, at Columbia City’s First Friday’s this weekend.
Schuman runs the entire operation by himself. “I make [the slime] in my basement all by myself,” he said. “[My mom] buys the ingredients. This is a month-old slime. Some people say slime only lasts for three days.”
Schuman, who has a self-professed interest in odd things, found that he enjoyed slime when he bought some factory-made putty. “I really liked it, so I watched YouTube and found the easiest way to make slime so I made some.”
He hopes to raise enough money through selling his slime to buy a baseball bat.