Alternative DIY Slime Recipes. No Liquid Starch!!

June 21, 2017



We understand many parents are uncomfortable using liquid starch to create slime and prefer chemical free ingredients. Following are some great slime recipes that do not use liquid starch. Each type of slime will have a unique texture and feel based on the ingredients used.


Saline Slime 


1/2 cup Elmer's washable clear glue 

1/4 tsp baking soda

buffered saline solution- this can be found in the pharmacy at the   eye care aisle

food coloring-optional


Mix glue and baking soda very well. Add food coloring  if using. Slowly add a few drops of the saline, mixing well. Keep adding  saline until mixture is  a stringy ball. Wet hands with a few drops of saline and continue to mix slime until the consistency   improves. If slime is still too sticky, add several more drops of saline and knead slime until desired consistency  is achieved.



Cornstarch Slime



1/3 cup Elmer's glue

1 cup   cornstarch

5 drops food coloring

measuring  cup, bowl and spoon


Combine all ingredients and mix well with a spoon. Continue kneading by hand until desired consistency  is reached.



Super Fluffy Slime


3-4 cups shaving cream

1/2 cup glue

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 TB   borate saline solution (found in eye care  aisle in pharmacy)

food coloring optional


Add food coloring if using to shaving cream. Mix well. Add glue and baking soda and mix well.  Add saline and continue kneading and fluffing mixture until it reaches desired consistency.














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