Learn how to make slime without Borax with the 10 amazing homemade slime recipes below.
Slime. It’s all the rage right now. Everyone is making it! It’s fun, it’s easy to make, it allows for a lot of creativity and it looks and feels cool.
It seems like a great sensory activity and one that can help teach some science fundamentals as well especially if you experiment to try and change the recipes to create something new.
My daughter has been begging me to let her make slime, so of course, when we do, I’m going to turn to a homemade slime recipe without Borax from my friend Trisha. She has a ton of amazing and creative slime recipes for you to try.
So go try one.
I’m not a person who likes to get my hands sticky or dirty, but I have to admit that these colorful squishy creations look like a lot of fun. Trisha has a whole catalog of slime recipes on her site, but I went ahead and picked my ten favorite ideas and linked to them below.
I was specifically looking for a homemade slime recipe without Borax as an ingredient and I do believe that most, if not all, of her recipes, either don’t use Borax or offer an alternative method.
She has so many great recipes to choose from so you simply MUST go check them out.
How to Make Slime Without Borax – 10 Amazing Ideas
When it comes to how to make slime without borax, you need a few core materials.
Things you need before making slime:
- Gallon of glue
- Liquid starch or Saline Solution
- Shaving cream
- Food dye
- Disposable gloves (optional but safety first)
From there you will need to consult each individual recipe for instructions and any additional items needed.
This slime looks right up my alley. First, it has the word easy. Second, it seems like it will be less sticky and gooey and I love the volume you get from it.
What a fantastic sensory experience for kids who might not like some of the stickiness of some slime recipes.
This slime looks like so much fun! Adding little candies cause additional colors to run through the slime, it almost looks like fireworks! So pretty!
Just make sure kids are old enough to understand that just because the candies are edible, the slime most certainly is not.
Unicorn poop and slime together? Sounds gross and intriguing at the same time. Make it fluffy and you can have all sorts of fun.
This would make a great party activity for a girls rainbow themed party!
This slime takes beautiful unicorn colors and adds a fun texture – sand!
Got a girl who loves unicorns? Make this a birthday party craft. Have small containers with lids so they can take their slime home with them too.
This slime takes super cool fairy slime with candy sprinkles and makes it fluffy for an extra cool slime texture.
Again, make sure kids understand that the slime is not edible despite the candy.
If you like what you see, Trisha actually has a book you can buy on Amazon that is filled with more than 20 borax-free slime recipes! Check it out below.
6. How to Make Fluffy Slime with Shaving Cream
I like this recipe because it’s fluffy but also make with silver glitter and looks like liquid metal.
This slime looks so cool, I bet even boys would love this one.
I know my daughter will love experimenting with this slime because he’s a huge fan of space.
You could turn this slime into a learning experience by trying to replicate known space phenomenon.
This slime uses camo colors but you can take the idea and combine any two of your favorite colors. Great for holidays!
This one would be great for a boy’s birthday party activity. Make sure you get some small containers with lids for them to take home.
This slime would be a fun 4th of July craft for the kids. It’s beautiful and patriotic.
Great for July cookouts and family get-togethers.
How fun does this sound? I love glow in the dark stuff, this one is probably going to be first on our list to try.
This would be great to combine with some of the other slime recipes as well. Imagine the galaxy slime with some glow-in-the-dark slime mixed in it. Create your own cool recipes!
So, did you learn enough about how to make slime without using Borax?
So now, I have to head over to Amazon and get some supplies.
Have you tried to make slime yet?
Which how to make slime without Borax recipe will you start with?
If you are looking for other fun, tactile ideas for kids, check out my Look and Find Spring Sensory Bottle!