Alternative DIY Slime Recipes. No Liquid Starch!!

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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