If you love making slime, you will love this recipe and tutorial on how to make saline solution slime. Skip the starch, skip the borax, you can easily get on the slime train with this saline solution slime perfect for kids. The best part about using a saline solution is that its readily available everywhere, which means that you can grab it (otherwise known as contact solution) at any major store.
Before we get started on this homemade slime, which is such a fun sensory experiment from kids to adults, you will need a few things. We have experimented a few ways to use saline to combine your slime (like this saline solution fluffy slime) to get it from gooey to perfection, and this recipe below is our favorite in the end. I will still be sharing all of the recipes and you can decide your favorite!
Lets get started!
Saline Solution Supplies
Before you get started making your slime, its best to be prepared. You will need the following.
- White Glue (1 cup) NOTE: We buy ours in a gallon, its a lot more cost effective. You cannot get this anywhere but online usually so grab it here
- Water (1/4th cup)
- Baking Soda (1 tsp)
- Saline Solution ( 1/2 tablespoon)
- Bowl, spoon for mixing
- Colorant (I use Wiltons Color Performance Right for ALL my slimes here on MomDot, BEST results for bright colors!)
How to make Saline Solution Slime
Making saline solution slime isn’t that much different than making the ultimate fluffy slime. It takes time and a little bit of patience to get it right. You need to remember that this is a science experiment and its MESSY! Messy is awesome and within a few minutes your mess can go to fantastic. So again, be patient.
First thing you need to do is pour 1 cup of white glue into a bowl. Add 1/4th cup water and stir until combined. Now add 1 tsp baking soda and your color dye. I use Wiltons Color Right because it doesn’t thin out my glue. Once you have your color and your glue ready, its time to add your saline solution.
In our experiments, 1/2 tablespoon saline solution is the best consistency at the end. You add to your bowl and stir. It will look like a mess. Keep stirring. Once the sides of the slime start to form away from the bowl, you can go to kneading in your hands. Roll the slime around your hands and back and forth until it no longer sticks to your hands. This can take approximately 5 full minutes.
Tip: We find that once you have your slime formed, to put back into the bowl and let sit for a few minutes. This allows all the ingredients to mesh together and gives the best stretch.
Want to learn another way to make slime? Try this rainbow fluffy slime recipe that is totally awesome and one of my favorite slimes!