Tutorial: Non-Toxic DIY Slime

You guys. I have a confession. I caved in to the DIY slime craze! I know, I know. Slime is soooo mainstream, but it’s all the rage for a reason. It’s fun to not only play with but to make also. So after you finish judging me to adding yet another slime tutorial to the internet, read on below the break to see how you can make your own slime using products your actually truly have lying around the house (because who just keeps borax on hand anyway??) and that you won’t worry too much about your chubby toddler tasting.


This slime recipe contains 3 ingredients: liquid glue, baking soda and contact solution. Unless you don’t like to have a deodorized fridge or have 20/20 vision, you probably have these things pretty readily accessible. If not, it’s nothing a quick trip to the corner store can’t solve. We have also used clear glue in our recipe since it holds the color more vibrantly, but you could totally use regular liquid school glue, it will just have a more milky coloring. So now that you’ve gathered your ingredients let’s get started.

2 oz liquid glue

1 ½ tsp saline or contact solution

½ tsp baking soda

Food or soap coloring (optional)

Glitter, googly eyes, confetti (optional)

Pour your glue into a bowl. In a separate bowl, mix together your baking soda, contact solution and food/soap coloring. Once the baking soda is dissolved, pour the mixture into the glue, then pour in any extras (i.e., glitter, googly eyes, etc.). Mix vigorously (we used a popsicle stick) until the slime is thoroughly combined together. Once you are unable to mix with the stick, knead it on a hard surface until you reach the appropriate consistency. If the slime is still sticky, place back in the bowl with the baking soda/solution residue and knead again. Store in an airtight container.

That’s it! Let us know in the comments if you try it!

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