Skip to Content

Best Way to Make Slime

If you’re looking for the best way to make slime we have easy ways to make fluffy, crunchy, edible, soft or any other type. Using contact solution, glue, soap or laundry detergent there are many no borax slime recipes to choose from here!

best way to make slime

What is the best way to make slime you might ask?? Well….there are a lot of opinions and answers to that question for sure!! Last year marked the beginning of the slime craze and my girls were no exception. My youngest has and still is somewhat obsessed with the ooey gooey sticky stuff and makes different recipes depending on her mood. lol.

Jello slime is one of the most popular and tasty ones!

slime without borax

If she has a spare moment she is always experimenting to see if she can make a new version she can share with all of you. 😉

  • Add food coloring to any of them to adjust the look.
  • If it is sticky, add more contact solution a little bit at a time.

Several are below (you can see her too) so you can try them too and find the one you love the best. The Typical Kid is sure to create others too so subscribe to our newsletter in order to get them sent to you via email when she does.

  • As always when it comes to children and experimenting with slime you need to always be present as a parent, please read our safety disclosure before trying any of our (or fellow bloggers) recipes.
  • I suggest kids wearing gloves in case of possible allergies. This also makes clean up easier too.

Like I said, there are tons of recipes for slime out there and most of them vary just a bit in regards to the slime ingredients you will need. You can even make slime without glue, but with it is better.

slime for kids 2

For the most part though slime for kids recipes will be made with a combination of the following item(s):

  1. Mixing bowl for your glue mixture
  2. White glue – if they do a lot of experimenting just buy a gallon of Elmers glue or clear comes out a bit different but cool, just more expensive (see below pic.)
    1. glitter glue is really fun too and has color in it already
  3. Saline solution
    1. Use more or less depending on your desired consistency
    2. More for a stiffer slime
  4. Foaming hand soap
  5. Liquid starch – this is what we use
  6. Liquid laundry detergent – Tide is the best for our 2 ingredient laundry detergent slime recipe below
  7. Drops of food coloring – totally optional, I prefer she doesn’t use it to keep it off my carpet and furniture
  8. Shaving cream
  9. Small items – beads, mini google eyes, fake snow, etc… can be added for texture and look
  10. Borax solution can be made with a cup of water – you need to be VERY careful with this. Only adults should handle this 
soft slime recipe

Here are the different ways to make slime we’ve created so far and some from a few of our favorite bloggers too.

Use one or more of these and then read on to see how to throw a slime birthday party…so fun!!

The Recipe For Slime

2 Ingredient Laundry Detergent Slime

How to make slime glow in the dark

Clay Slime Recipe – what kids call butter slime

Christmas Slime – No borax

Slime Made with Shaving Cream

Scented slime

Honey Slime

Birthday Cake Slime

Superhero Slime

3 Ingredient Fluffy Slime

Easy Baking Soda Slime

Easy 3 Ingredient Clear Slime Without Borax

During the holidays you can get really creative and add little treasures inside your slime to make it fun for Valentine’s Day, Halloween, Christmas or otherwise.

  • There are a few ideas below that are themed like that. Of course the sky is kinda’ the limit to what you can add and the colors you can create.

Take one of these and alter it to you or your child’s slime preference, but the basic slime recipe will remain the same.

Really, the best slime recipe is the one that makes your child smile and they enjoy making.

easy baking soda slime recipe 3

Most of the fun in making slime is the experimentation process. Of course it is fun to play with it when it becomes super soft or see thru but not as fun as if they get to be part of the creation process…keeping in mind you should be present for it to ensure safety at all times.

DIY Valentine Slime

Green Monster Slime

Stretchy Homemade Slime

Homemade Play Goo

St. Patrick’s Day Slime

New Year’s Eve Glitter Slime

Harry Potter Pond Slime

Easy Mermaid Slime

DIY Shark Slime

Contact Solution Fluffy Slime

Birthday Cake Confetti Slime

How To Make Edible Slime

how to make edible slime

Edible slime was on my daughter’s list to make, and she created a few here. They all have different textures and the more she massaged it the stiffer it got so each batch was a different consistency. 

  • A great way to make edible slime is to use something that will melt, like gummy bears, Starburst candies or other goodies and powdered sugar usually does the trick to make it less sticky.

Follow the recipes above but think of it as a substitute for flour when baking. It works really well for that and of course is edible as well.

No Borax Glitter Slime

Avalanche Slime

Clear Slime

Easy Bubble Slime

Green Bug Slime

Edible Kids Slime

Glitter Galaxy Slime

Green DIY Slime

Homemade Fluffy Slime

DIY Flubber

Soft Slime

soft slime recipe 3

There are many no borax slime recipes here and suggested for younger children especially.

Keep in mind that there is a bit of borax inside other items in much smaller forms, like the contact lens solution and laundry detergent do have trace amounts and that is why they work to stiffen up the other materials and create the perfect slime.

Actual borax is not safe for children to touch at all and will burn their skin if they touch it and it isn’t washed off immediately, so do not allow them to handle it if that is the slime recipe you choose to try with them.

laundry detergent slime 2

Some of these are great sensory activities like the water bead slime and others. Really, the best way to make slime is subjective and the answer lies with your and your child’s personal preference…and don’t stop at trying just one.

This ultimate list of slime recipes has 50 and we will continue to add more as time goes on.

During the summertime my kids get really creative and the older they get I love involving them in the blogging process so each year The Typical Kids will have more to share for sure so stay tuned. 😉

Vampire Slime

Fluffy Snow Slime

Gingerbread Slime

Easy Clear Slime

Saline Solution Fluffy Slime

Saline Slime

Liquid Glass Slime

Homemade Floam

Best Way to Make Slime

Rainbow Slime

Candy Slime

Bouncy Ball Slime

Epic Slime

Cupid Snot Slime

St. Patrick’s Day Dish Soap Slime

Lifesaver Gummies Edible Slime

Edible Starburst Slime

Pumpkin Spice Pudding Slime

Unicorn Slime

Galaxy Slime

Want to see a few of my favorite things you might want to write on your Christmas list this year??!! 😉 Take a peek and see how many you might already have…twinsies!

Looking for more easy family recipes and tips? LIKE The Typical Mom Facebook page?

Then sign up for my free newsletter, and follow me on Pinterest! 😉

***** If you LOVED this recipe give it 5 Stars below and let everyone know what you thought about it. 😉

the typical mom

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.