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How To Make Slime Without Using Glue & Borax

Tired of the kids begging to make homemade slime? Me too.

Want to make slime without glue? It’s easy!

Tired of the kids begging to create homemade slime?

Yeah, me too.

Eventually, I caved to the pressure and learned the basics of slime science.

I tried a few different recipes and several different ways.

Some recipes were incredibly easy.

A few were much more difficult than necessary.

One or two experiments were damn gross.

Here are my favorite recipes that I’ve found online.

Making Slime Without Glue Or Borax


  • Skim milk
  • Vinegar
  • Baking soda
  • A coffee filter


  • Combine 7 tablespoons of skim milk and 1 tablespoon of vinegar
  • Then, gently stir the mixture until solids have formed.
  • Allow the solids to sink to the bottom of the mixture.
  • Drain off the liquid using the coffee filter for a few minutes.
  • Add a teaspoon of baking soda to the mixture and knead together by hand.


If you want to teach your kids the real science behind making this stuff, here’s a quick video overview of how all of the ingredients turn into slime.

Have You Ever Made Super Slime?!?

Super slime is the clear, gooey kind.

This stuff is non-toxic but there are different chemicals involved so supervise kids during this process.

Be sure kids wash their hands thoroughly after trying this recipe and after playing with the results.


  1. Polyvinyl alcohol (PVA)
  2. Borax (Sodium tetraborate)
  3. Beakeror jar
  4. Food coloring (optional)


  • Pour a cup of the PVA solution into a beaker. Add food coloring and stir with a stir stick.
  • Next, add 2 teaspoons of the Borax into the PVA solution and stir slowly.
  • Once the slime has formed, you can play with it.
  • Will last longer in a sealed plastic bag in the fridge.

How To Create Slime WITH Glue & Borax


  • Liquid glue
  • Borax (Sodium tetraborate)
  • Water
  • Food coloring (optional)
  • Two bowls for mixing


  • In one bowl mix 1 oz. glue (about of the glue bottle) and cup water. Add food coloring to the glue and water mixture if you want it colored.
  • Slowly mix the cup of Borax into the glue and water mixture.
  • The slime will begin to form immediately.
  • Stir as much as you can, then dig in and knead it with your hands until it gets less sticky.

Where To Buy The Goo If You’re Just Too Lazy

Meland Fluffy Slime
Elmers Glue Deluxe Slime Starter Kit
National Geographic Mega Slime & Putty Lab


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