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Easy Slime Recipe Using Household Items

I make an easy slime recipe so my child can be involved in the process of making it. Homemade slime is a lot of FUN.

The best part of this easy slime recipe is that kids LOVE IT!! It’s super simple.

Now I am going to show you different slime recipes. But first, let’s go through the different household items you can use to make slime.

What ingredients make the best slime?

Here are some common ingredients used in making slime :

  • White Elmer’s Glue.
  • Baking Soda.
  •  Water.
  • 2having Cream.
  • Contact Lens Solution **Important: your brand of contact lens solution must have boric acid and sodium borate in the ingredient list. …
  • Liquid Food Coloring

Now let’s go through different very easy slime recipes. 

Easy Slime Recipe with household items (without borax):

1.Easy slime recipe with Shampoo & Shaving cream (without borax and activators) :

You can make a great fluffy slime using a few simple ingredients.

Ingredients:

  • Shampoo
  • Shaving cream
  • Salt
  • Mixing utensils
  • Mixing bowl

Method:

  1. Pour shampoo into a bowl. Start with a small amount ( 2 tablespoons of shampoo) . Add more if you want to make a bigger batch.
  2. Add shaving cream to bowl. Approximately 1:1 mixture of shampoo and shaving cream.
  3. Stir ingredients together.
  4. Stir until the mixture is consistent in texture.
  5. Add salt.If you are going with the initial test of two tablespoons, you will want about a teaspoon of salt.
  6. Mix until the concoction is smooth in texture.
  7. Freeze for 15 minutes.
  8. Now it’s ready for play!

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1.Easy slime recipe with body wash (without borax and activators) :

Here’s another easy slime recipe without borax but using soap or body wash

Ingredients:

  • Body wash, shampoo or conditioner
  • Food coloring
  • Cornstarch
  • Bowl
  • Utensil for mixing
  • Water

Method:

  1. Add body wash to a bowl. Start with a small amount ( 2 tablespoons of shampoo). Add more if you want to make a bigger batch.
  2. Add food coloring. Continue adding until you achieve the desired color.
  3. Mix both until texture is smooth
  4. Pour cornstarch
  5. You will need about the same amount of cornstarch as the body wash.
  6. Mix ingredients well
  7. When ingredients are mostly mixed, but you still have a floury consistency, pick up and mix together with hand .it may seem like you have added too much cornstarch. But don’t worry, just continue mixing with hands until you get the slimey texture.
  8. Optional: Add water to make your slime more stretchy ( not too much)
  9. Store slime in an airtight container for later usage.

Step 1:  Add cornstarch and conditioner into the bowl. 

Step 2: Mix ingredients until you are satisfied with the texture

step 3: add food coloring

Watch this 30-second clip on how to make your own slime using just 2 ingredients.

Edible Easy Slime Recipe:

1.Gummy bear easy slime recipe:

Ingredients:

1 cup Gummy bears
3 Tablespoons Cornflour
food coloring (optional)
4 tablespoons icing sugar
2 Tablespoons icing sugar

Method:

  • Put gummy bear in a bowl and add the cornflour
  • Microwave for 30 seconds
  • Take out from microwave and stir for 30 seconds
  • Put back in the microwave for 1 minute and you can see bubbles appearing
  • Put food coloring (optional)
  • Knead in the icing sugar and let it cool
  • Be careful as the sugar can be very hot from the microwave

This gummy bear is very stretch but can be very sticky, you might need some icing sugar to stop it from sticking on your fingers.

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2. Nutella Slime Recipe

Ingredients:

14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
4 Tablespoons Nutella
2 Tablespoons cornstarch
2 cups icing sugar

Method :

  • Put condensed milk, cornflour, and Nutella into a pan and stir it over high heat until it boils.
  • Keep stirring over the heat for a minute
  • Then move it to a heatproof bowl, cover the bowl and let it cool.

Once it is cooled it will appear very sticky more than slimy. Knead some icing sugar to make it less sticky and it will appear like Nutella playdoh .

Easy Slime Recipe with activators besides borax:

The recipes above are simple slime recipes. However, there are also slimes made with activators. So let me now explain to you what an activator means.

What is activator for slime?

A Slime activator is a liquid that brings the glue together to form the Slime.

Different activators for slime:

1. Borax

This is banned in certain countries. Usually, this is added into a cup of water and there is your activator to give the slime a nice stretchy texture

2. Laundry Detergent

Liquid Laundry Detergent is also a slime activator. All you do is slowly add it in and your slime will form nicely.

3. Contact Lens Solution & Baking Soda

This is one of the most commonly used activator when making slime.

All you need to do is add baking soda to your glue mixture. Then squirty into a contact lense solution. Mix until your slime is formed

What’s the best slime activator?

Borax power seems to be the most favorite slime activator.

Mess-Free Glitter Easy Slime Recipe:

Here’s the easiest mess-free slime recipe that you will ever make

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 TBSP baking soda
  • 1 1/2 TBSP contact lens solution
  • 6 fl oz Glitter Glue

Method :

  1. Pour a 6 oz Glitter Glue into a bowl
  2. Add 1/2 TBSP baking soda to the glue and stir.
  3. Add 1 TBSP contact solution to the glue mixture.
  4. Mix with a spoon until slime begins to form and gets firm.You can also use your hands if it is becoming more difficult to stir.
  5. If slime is too sticky, add 1/4 TBSP contact solution to the mixture. The slime will become significantly less sticky.

How to make fluffy slime :

Ingredients:

  • 1 (4-ounce) bottle Elmer’s white school glue
  • 2 Tablespoons contact saline solution (or liquid laundry detergent)
  • 1 – 2 cups shaving cream
  • Food coloring

Method:

  • Place the glue in a plastic bowl. 
  • Add food coloring 
  • mix until combined.
  • Then stir in 1-2 cups of shaving cream.
  • The more you add the thicker it will be. 
  • Stir until it’s very thick and you can’t stir any longer. It will be sticky at first, but keep moving it with your hands until it is no longer sticky and is the right consistency.

Slime Safety Tips : 

Slime is a fun experiment but there are ingredients where you do not want your kids to put in the mouth. Therefore when making slime take the necessary steps :

  • Adult supervision
  • Adults handle the chemicals
  • Seek medical attention if any allergies present itself after playing with slime
  • Slime is not suitable for children below the age of 4
  • Slime should not be placed in the mouth
  • Wash hands after playing slime.

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