Making slime falls into two sides: You either make slime with borax or you prefer to make slime without borax. Generally this depends on the age child you are making slime for. It’s always smart to be safe with kids, especially the ones that are still putting hands in mouth, and go without if you are unsure, but it changes the consistency depending on how you choose to create. Either way, dishing up some slime is one of the most fun times kids and adults can have getting messy without food. (and parents, this does not have to be an outdoor craft, its fun to create at the table too)
SLIME WITH BORAX CAN BE HARD TO MAKE. SEE AN EASIER SUBSTITUTION BELOW.
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How to make Slime
with Borax <———-don’t
Remember to always supervise kids when making crafts.
- 4oz of clear glue or 5oz of white school glue
- Food coloring (optional)
- Glitter (optional)
- Cups and craft sticks for mixing
- liquid starch
- Pour glue into a cup or bowl (red solo cups work great for this), add the tbsp. of water, food coloring and glitter and mix well with the craft stick.
- Now add your liquid starch, the slime will form immediately. Stir for about 15 seconds, then take out and start kneading.
- Mixture will start to immediately thicken.
- Keep stirring until it’s too thick to stir with the stick.
- When slime becomes too thick to stir, remove it from the water and start kneading with your hands until no longer sticky. Add starch if its too sticky, about 1 tsp at a time.
- Store in a sealed container or zip lock baggie.
Slime without Borax
Purex Sta-Flo Liquid Starch, 64 Ounce
PRO TIP: Many people do not like to deal with borax and water when making slime. You can also make slime by using LIQUID STARCH and glue. It’s a ton easier. Simply use about 1/3rd cup starch in 1/2 cup glue and add starch little by little until you get the slime consistency you want. Once it’s set, then separate the white slime and dye the colors you want in solo cups.
It can be pretty hard to find liquid starch, so pick this one up here (it’s the one I use) as well as a huge thing of glue so you can make tons of slime for all occasions. Buying this way is a lot more cost effective and once you start making slime, you will def want to have glue on hand!
Purex Sta-Flo Liquid Starch, 64 OunceElmer’s School Glue, Washable, 1 Gallon
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2 thoughts on “How to make Slime with Borax”
We made some of this during Christmas break and now I’ve got a giant box of Borax under my sink. lol But they sure did have fun with it.
You can make borax stars w/ it, its fun! You take a pipe cleaner and shape it into like a heart or a star (snowflake?) and leave it in a cup of water and borax and the crystals from the borax stick to the pipeclaner and build up. Its pretty neat. Like what we used to to make rock candy as a kid w/ a string…
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