Want to learn to make slime? You’ve come to the right place! Here we’ll show you how to make slime using our three most popular recipes. With these three basic slime recipes, you’ll be able to make just about any type of slime you can imagine!
How to Make Slime
If you search for slime recipes or “how to make slime,” you’ll see millions of results! How do you know where to start??
Believe it or not, many of the crazy and unique looking slimes you’ll find can be made by starting from one of 3 basic slime recipes.
Once you master these three slime recipes, you’ll be able to make all kinds of different slimes!
Slime Safety Tips
Before we get started, I always like to make sure we go over a few important details.
Slime is lots of fun and a wonderful sensory experience for kids! However, it’s important to make sure to follow all slime safety recommendations:
- Unless specifically noted, slime is not edible. Please do not taste or eat.
- Always supervise children when making and playing with any slime recipe.
- Making slime involves a chemical reaction. Some ingredients may cause irritation to sensitive skin. Always wash hands thoroughly after play.
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How to Make Slime 3 Ways
In this post we will cover how to make slime using one of the following three easy slime recipes:
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1. Liquid Starch Slime
Liquid starch slime may just be the easiest slime recipe out there! It’s my go-to when I want to whip up a quick batch of slime for my daughters.
I love liquid starch slime because it only takes two ingredients and it’s pretty much foolproof!
The basic liquid starch slime recipe only requires 2 ingredients:
- White glue
- Liquid starch
Watch the video demo below, then click here for the full Liquid Starch Slime Recipe!
Once you’ve mastered how to make slime with this easy liquid starch slime recipe, you can make so many fun variations!
Using liquid starch as your slime activator, you can make:
The possibilities are only limited by your imagination!
2. Contact Lens Solution Slime
Contact solution is one of the most popular slime activators because borax powder on its own can be harsh on skin and liquid starch is not always readily available outside of the United States.
However, slime made with contact lens solution is just as squishy and stretchy as regular borax slime!
To make contact lens solution slime you’ll need the following ingredients:
- Contact lens solution (must contain sodium borate)
- White school glue (or glitter glue)
- Baking soda
Watch the video demo below, then click here to learn how to make slime with contact lens solution – 2 different ways!
Like our liquid starch slime recipe above, you can make many different types of variations once you learn the basic recipe.
Here are a few of our favorite recipes made using contact lens solution:
- Nickelodeon Gak style slime
- Crunchy Glow In the Dark Slime
- Metallic Glitter Slime
- White Glue Slime
- Color Changing Slime (Sunlight Activated)
Try making both liquid starch slime and contact lens solution and see which one is your favorite!
Most traditional slime recipes contain glue and a borate-based activator, and may not the best idea for toddlers or young kids that still like to taste-test everything they play with.
I started experimenting with taste-safe edible slime recipes when my youngest daughter was 2 years old. Our first recipe was edible silly putty and it was such a hit that we decided to make more edible slimes!
My inspiration for edible slime came from the Oobleck slime recipe I played with as a child. It’s super easy and taste-safe!
To make Oobleck you’ll need the following ingredients:
Watch the video demo below, then click here to see how to make slime without glue – the full Oobleck recipe!
Bonus: Our edible slime recipes are made with simple kitchen ingredients that you might already have on hand at home!
Here are a few of our favorite edible slime recipes pictured below, that started with the same base ingredients as Oobleck:
Once you get the hang of Oobleck, you’ll be able to try our favorite edible slimes:
Slime Beginner Recipes
If you are just getting started making slime, here are some recipes that are really easy to make, and a few tips to help you get started.
- How to Fix Hard Slime & Make Overactivated Slime Jiggly Again
- Here are a few 1 Ingredient Slime Recipes to Get Started
- Click here for easy slime recipes
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