How to make slime with 1 ingredient — four different 1 ingredient slime recipes that really work! Keep reading to learn how to make one ingredient slime four ways PLUS a video that shows ALL of our favorite one ingredient slime recipes!
One Ingredient Slime
It doesn’t get any easier than 1 ingredient slime!
At first you might think — one ingredient slime — how is that even possible?
Believe it or not, there are quite a few things that make slime by simply adding water! Some of these are pre-made slime formulas, and others are kitchen ingredients that you might have at home already.
All are unique and fun slime recipes for kids, and yes, aside from water, they really are 1 ingredient slime recipes! How cool is that?!
Keep reading to learn how to make slime with 1 ingredient (four different one ingredient slime recipes!) We’ll detail each one ingredient slime individually, plus there is a free printable copy of all the 1 ingredient slime recipes at the end of the post,
We’ve even made a video showing how to make one ingredient slime with each of our one ingredient slime recipes!
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1 Ingredient Slime #1: Oobleck
Oobleck is the first slime recipe I learned how to make as a kid, and still one of my favorites!
All you need to make Oobleck is cornstarch and water!
We use a ratio of 2 parts cornstarch to 1 part water, but you may want to play around with your Oobleck a bit until you achieve just the right consistency that you prefer.
Related: Click here to learn how to make slime with 3 recipes everyone should know, plus more tips about how to make perfect Oobleck!
1 Ingredient Slime #2: Jello Play
Jello slime was the very first edible slime recipe that we created together as a family. At the time, slime was beginning to explode in popularity, but most were made with glue and borax.
I wanted to create a taste-safe, non-toxic slime without glue or borax so my two year old could play too. I headed over to our kitchen pantry, grabbed a few simple food ingredients, and Jello slime was born!
Lo and behold, a couple months ago I saw that JELL-O created their own edible slime mix. They sent us some to play with: JELL-O Play Unicorn Slime (strawberry flavor) and JELL-O Play Monster Slime (lime flavor).
All you have to do is mix three scoops of the JELL-O Play mix with one scoop of water and you’ve got an easy 1 ingredient slime! I think it is almost exactly like our original Jello slime that we made ourselves a couple years ago. Perhaps they got some inspiration from all of us slime bloggers out here, even if uncredited.
You’re welcome JELL-O 😉
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Each container of JELL-O Play slime has enough of the slime mix for about two batches, and they smell fantastic!
1 Ingredient Slime #3: Zimpli Slime Play
Zimpli Kids makes a powder called Slime Play that transforms into a squishy goo just by adding water. Slime Baff and Geli Baff videos have gotten billions of views on YouTube, so we were curious to see what all the fuss was about.
We tried their Unicorn Slime Play mix and I have to say that this is the goopiest and stretchiest of our 1 ingredient slime recipes. If you like squishy, jiggly, wiggly, more traditional slime, then this is just the thing for you!
It smells super fruity, is an amazingly vibrant color, and even came with a couple toy unicorns, since it is “unicorn” slime.
A couple pieces of advice for making this one ingredient slime:
- Play with Slime Baff or Geli Baff in a large bowl, or even the bathtub (if you use their Geli Baff powder). It make a bunch of slime and it is pretty messy.
- This slime is NOT edible.
- Of all of our 1 ingredient slime recipes, Unicorn Slime Play was the hardest to wash off our hands. It’s super sticky! But it will wash off with a little time.
1 Ingredient Slime #4: Fiber Slime
Fiber slime has a super jiggly texture like Zimpli Slime Play, except that fiber slime is actually taste-safe! This is a fun alternative to glue based slimes.
We used this simple 1 ingredient slime recipe as the base for our Edible Conversation Heart Slime for Valentine’s Day. So much fun!
You can use orange Metamucil as your fiber, or plain fiber — just make sure that whichever fiber you choose is made from Psyllium Husk.
A free printable copy of our fiber slime recipe, as well as ALL of our one ingredient slime recipes is available below. There’s also a demo video so you can see how to make slime with 1 ingredient (4 different ways).
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How to make slime with 1 ingredient — four different 1 ingredient slime recipes that really work!
- 2 cups cornstarch
- 1 cup water
- 3 scoops JELL-O Play slime mix
- 1 scoop water
- 1 bag Zimpli Slime Play mix
- 1 Tablespoon Psyllium husk
- 1 cup Water
Combine 2 cups cornstarch and 1 cup water in mixing bowl.
If your Oobleck is too thick to stir, add another Tablespoon or two of water.
Add 3 scoops JELL-O Play powder to a mixing bowl (scoop is included with kit).
Add 1 scoop water to bowl and stir to combine. Add more water if needed until powder is completely dissolved and your slime is an Oobleck-like texture.
Pour 1 cup water into a large bowl.
Add Zimpli Slime Play mix to bowl and stir until slime clumps together. If all powder does not dissolve, add a bit more water.
Combine psyllium husk and water in a LARGE microwave-safe mixing bowl. If using plain fiber, you can add food coloring too.
- Whisk quickly for about 30 seconds until mixture gets a bit frothy.
- Microwave for 4-5 minutes, watching closely. If mixture starts to bubble up near the top of your mixing bowl, pause cooking and allow it to settle before starting the microwave again.
- Carefully remove bowl from microwave and stir for 20 seconds. (Adults should handle this step).
Allow to cool to room temperature before playing.
Disclaimer: We were sent samples of JELL-O Play and Zimpli Slime Play to check out, but were not compensated for our review. All opinions are our own.
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