Easy Homemade Slime Without Borax - green and purple slime squeezed in child's hands

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



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


  • 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.


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! :)