Easy Homemade Slime Without Borax

 


Easy Homemade Slime Without Borax - The word "Slime" in the hands of the child

 

Hey there! If you’re looking for a way to make easy homemade slime without borax, then you’re in the right place. Me and my kids absolutely love this recipe and it’s much safer than the borax recipes.

Easy homemade slime without boraxWhether it’s raining out or during these times of schools being closed due to lockdowns and social distancing and you’re looking for something new and fun to do with the kids to keep them busy, making slime is an awesome way to keep them busy and entertained.

You can even make it like a little science project for them if they’re into that. Some kids absolutely love watching everything come together and end up making something so cool.

Older kids can help measure and mix the ingredients. Younger kids can help too if you if you measure before hand and put it all in separate bowls or small containers so they will feel proud of what they’re helped you make.

One thing I’ve learnt from making slime for my kids is that it all starts with using the right ingredients. I’ve made some flop batches of slime from not using the right ingredients and I’ve learnt my lesson so I will include my favorite products below to use so that this doesn’t happen to you, too.

I will also include a printable recipe at the bottom of this page for your convenience.


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Ingredients

There are only 4 ingredients that you need but I like to add fillers to make it extra special slime for the kids. Sometimes I add fruit or shape slime charms and ask my kids to find certain ones. It makes for a fun “search for the item” kind of slime.

  • ½ of a cup of clear or white PVA school glue
  • 1 tablespoon of saline solution
  • ½ of a cup of water
  • ¼-½ tablespoon of baking soda (experiment with it to see what you prefer)
  • You can also add glitter, food coloring, confetti or anything of that sort to make it a special or themed slime.

How To Mix It Up

Make sure to follow the steps in order because it could mess up the slime if skip a step and go back. I only say this because I’ve done that, too. Eek!

  1. Put ½ a cup of glue and ½ a cup of water into a bowl and mix well.Easy Homemade Slime Without Borax - green and purple slime squeezed in child's hands
  2. Now is when you’re going to add your food coloring, glitter or whatever it is that you’ve chosen. Keep in mind that white glue with have a lighter pastel color and clear glue will look more like a crystallized color.
  3. Stir in ¼ to ½ a  tablespoon of baking soda. Baking soda is what helps improve the firmness of the slime so make sure to not add too much if you want you slime to be softer.
  4. Now it’s time to mix in the activator which is the saline solution. 1 tablespoon should do but if it’s still too sticky after you mix it for a while, add a few more drops but be sure to not add too much at a time as this will cause your slime to become hard and won’t stretch. Once the slime starts to release itself from the sides and bottom of the bowl it’s ready to be taken out and kneeded.
  5. Add a few drops of saline solution to your hands before you take the slime out of the bowl to prevent it from sticking to your hands.
  6. Now take your slime out and start kneeding! Kneed it for a few minutes so that it’s mixed very well and becomes as slime should be.

How To Store Your New Slime

When the kids are done playing with the slime, simply store it in an airtight container for weeks to 1 + month of slime play depending on how much your kids play with it.

The container doesn’t need to be an expensive one, you could always use containers from the local dollar store.

When the slime starts to not feel right or smell funny, toss it out. Time for another batch of slime! 🙂

*Another thing you can do with the slime is make a few batches of it for party favors. Whether it be a birthday party, Halloween party, even just a get together. All kids LOVE slime so why not send them home with their own batch of it! Since it’s a party, you can make it themed slime because there’s so many fillers you can add into slime that you can make some for any occasion! Store them in little containers like these to bring them home in.

Print the recipe bellow to keep it close and be able to make some easy homemade slime over and over!

You can also PIN IT to save it to your Pinterest! 🙂

Easy Homemade Slime Without Borax

Step-by-step instructions to make easy homemade slime without borax.
Prep Time5 mins
Active Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Yield: 1 Batch
Cost: Less than $5

Equipment

  • Spoon
  • Spoon
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons

Materials

  • ½ Cup clear or white PVA glue
  • 1 Tablespoon saline solution
  • ½ Cup water
  • ¼-½ Tablespoon baking soda
  • Food coloring, confetti, glitter, etc.

Instructions

  • Put ½ a cup of glue and ½ a cup of water into a bowl and mix well.
  • Now is when you're going to add your food coloring, glitter or whatever it is that you've chosen. Keep in mind that white glue with have a lighter pastel color and clear glue will look more like a crystallized color.
  • Stir in ¼ to ½ a  tablespoon of baking soda. Baking soda is what helps improve the firmness of the slime so make sure to not add too much if you want you slime to be softer.
  • Time to mix in the activator which is the saline solution. 1 tablespoon should do but if it's still too sticky after you mix it for a while, add a few more drops but be sure to not add too much at a time as this will cause your slime to become hard and won't stretch. Once the slime starts to release itself from the sides and bottom of the bowl it's ready to be taken out and kneeded.
  • Add a few drops of saline solution to your hands before you take the slime out of the bowl to prevent it from sticking to your hands.Now take your slime out and start kneeding!
  • Kneed it for a few minutes so that it's mixed very well and becomes as slime should be.

Notes

How To Store Your New Slime

When the kids are done playing with the slime, simply store it in an airtight container for weeks to 1 + month of slime play depending on how much your kids play with it.
The container doesn't need to be an expensive one, you could always use containers from the local dollar store.
When the slime starts to not feel right or smell funny, toss it out. Time for another batch of slime! 🙂

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Thanks for reading and I hope you like this easy homemade slime recipe. Don’t forget to share with your friends and family so they can make slime easily, too.

If you have any questions or comments, please leave them bellow and I’ll be more than happy to help you out!

Have fun “slime-ing” with the kids!

8 thoughts on “Easy Homemade Slime Without Borax”

  1. Hi Melissa,

    What a fun read! I still remember the days I played with slime when I was a little girl. I will save your printable recipe for future use when I become a mom 🙂 Your article is easy to follow and I enjoyed reading it. Thank you for your effort in putting this piece together! -Jane

    Reply
    • Hi Jane,

      I’m glad you enjoyed my article and that you will get use out of it! 

      I remember always asking my mom for slime when I was a little girl, too! Lol I loved slime and putty so now that I know how to make some, there’s no need for a trip to the store to buy some. My girls love that I can throw a quick batch together for them!

      Reply
  2. Hello there thanks for this very detailed and informative post on how to make home made slime without borax, I have always thought of making skime with my kids but I always have tike challenge, hut thanks for this post because tbis is the best and right time for me and my kids to make slime and have some fun, because we all have a lot of time now due to the corona virus pandemic that has caused a locked down in several cities. Thank for the step by step pricedure, my kids and I are certainly giving it a try. Thanks for sharing.

    Reply
    • Hello there! 

      It’s my pleasure to share this to help out other parents distract their children and kick the boredom ☺️

      I’m very happy to hear that you’ll be able to make use of it during these times! 

      I hope you and your kids have as much fun as we do making and playing with slime!

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  3. Hey nice article you have there. This is really amazing, home made slime, wow interesting. I am very sure my kids will be very happy to learn how to make slime from home, especially now that they are bored. Your practical steps in the production  process is quite simplified. Thanks for coming out with such an awesome initiative. Regards.

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    • Hi there!

      Thank you for your kind words! That’s exactly why I decided to post this article, actually. Having 3 kids of my own who are homeschooled in the first place, I can see that boredom does become an issue. Especially during these times that we’re going through throughout the world so I thought I’d post some stuff to help parents distract the kiddos from the boredom. 

      I’m very glad you found it helpful ☺️

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  4. Hello, Slimes are great and  I find it  very satisfying to watch slime turn from a solid to a liquid and back again. Squishing it between my fingers is it’s a great way to relieve stress. I have basically been wondering how Slimes are made. Anyways thanks for sharing this beautiful tips on how to mix and save slim. I will certainly try it out. 

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