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How To Make Slime Without 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 a much more difficult than necessary.

One or two slime experiments were damn gross.

Here are my favorites.

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 teaspoon of baking soda to the mixture and knead together by hand.

The 3 Marker Challenge With A Special “Guest”

Here are some videos demonstrating the best slime-making techniques

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

Have You Ever Made Super Slime?!?

Super slime is the clear, gooey kind.This slime is non-toxic but there are different chemicals involved so supervise kids during this process. Be sure kids wash their hand thoroughly after executing this slime recipe and after play.


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


  • Pour 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.
  • This slime 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 colored slime.
  • Slowly mix cup of the Borax to 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 Slime If You’re Just Too Lazy

1. ESSENSON Slime Kit Slime Supplies
2. Meland Fluffy Slime
3. Elmers Glue Deluxe Slime Starter Kit
4. National Geographic Mega Slime & Putty Lab


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