Inside: Learn how to make slime with glue — the classic white glue slime — with 2 easy DIY glue slime recipes!
White Glue Slime
I learned to make white glue slime as a kid in science camp. My mom used to let me make oobleck (slime without glue) at home, but this glue slime was a whole new thing for me.
I was fascinated!
We made this easy slime recipe with Elmer’s glue and liquid starch. It’s a simple, 2-ingredient slime recipe and it’s super stretchy! I was hooked!
Little did I know back then that I would make a living out of making slime!
In this tutorial I’ll show you how to make Elmer’s glue slime two different ways:
- White glue slime using liquid starch (the recipe I made as a kid)
- White glue slime using contact lens solution
In each section, you’ll also find a quick video tutorial so you can see exactly how to make homemade slime with glue, both ways!
White Glue Slime Recipe #1 (Liquid Starch)
I love this liquid starch white glue slime because you only need 2 ingredients! It truly is the easiest slime recipe ever!
Elmer’s Glue Slime Ingredients
TIP: Skip generic glues and stick to name brands like Elmer’s – we find that generic formulas don’t work as well. That’s because they don’t always contain the right polymers needed for the chemical reaction to activate slime.
How to Make Slime with White Elmer’s Glue and Liquid Starch
First, watch this video demo to see how to make slime with liquid starch. The video shows classic glue slime, fun glitter slime, AND how to fix over-activated slime.
Click here to play:
TIP: Try adding glitter like we did above!
Next, click here for the full step-by-step liquid starch slime recipe – OR – keep reading for more slime resources and safety tips!
White Glue Slime Recipe #2 (Contact Solution)
Contact lens solution is a popular slime activator because it is readily available in most stores. If you can’t find liquid starch at your grocer, try making this DIY glue slime with contact solution instead — it’s easy too!
Elmers Glue Slime Ingredients (Recipe #2)
For your convenience in re-creating our DIY white glue slime recipe, I’ve included shop-able ad links to some of the products we used. Our disclosure policy is available here.
- 1 cup white school glue*
- 1/4 – 1/2 cup water, as needed
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 3 Tablespoons contact solution
How to Make Slime with Glue and Contact Solution
First, watch this video demo to see how to make slime with contact solution. The video shows glue slime and glitter slime versions.
Click here to play:
Next, click here for the full step-by-step contact solution slime recipe – OR – keep reading to see another way to make white glue slime!
Slime Troubleshooting and Storage
Slime Troubleshooting: If your glue slime becomes rubbery or breaks, it’s likely over-activated. Click here for a step-by-step guide that shows how to fix hard slime.
How to Store Your White Glue Slime:
- After you’re done playing with your slime for the day, place it in a sealed air-tight container. We’ve used both rubbermaid containers or even a ziplock bag.
- To prolong the life of your slime and avoid contamination, be sure to wash hands before playing.
Slime Safety Tips
Slime is one of our favorite sensory play activities! Please be sure to read and follow these slime safety recommendations:
- This slime recipe is not edible. Please do not taste or eat.
- Always supervise children when making and playing with any type of slime.
- As with many slime recipes, white glue slime involves a chemical reaction. Some of the ingredients may cause irritation to sensitive skin. Always wash hands thoroughly any time you touch or play with slime.
- Read this first: click here to read all of our tips to make slime safely.
For glue-free slime alternatives, check out our complete guide: How to Make Slime (without Glue or Borax)
The Slime Book – 100 Pages of Slime Fun!
My friend and fellow slime blogger Jennifer put together a collection of all of our most popular slime recipes, plus NEW recipes just for this book!
From seasonal & holiday slime, to edible slime and more, there’s 43 recipes for hours of slime play! The Slime Book is now available in both print and digital format!
More of our Favorite Slime Recipes
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