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Easy Baking Soda Slime Recipe

Easy baking soda slime recipe without borax & just 3 ingredients that’s fun for your kids to make! Simple and safe you can make colorful too! 

Easy baking soda slime recipe

This easy baking soda slime recipe without borax allows her to mix and experiment without me having to look over her shoulder every minute which she loves. We have many more listed on the best way to make slime page on our site too! Special thanks goes out to O Cedar Mop for sponsoring this post. (affiliate links present)

Slime with Baking Soda

My kids, especially my youngest here, is obsessed with making slime! There are tons of recipes out there and we’ve made a few together but when she wants to make one “all by myself” I need one that is kid safe. Clear slime is fun because you can find little items to mix in and you can see them well!

You could really add anything inside though….that’s what makes this easy slime recipe so fun!

Easy baking soda slime recipe

Baking Soda Slime

I don’t know, but I think the fascination with slime is in making it themselves. She’s bought a few batches at the store with money she’s earned but doesn’t like it nearly as much as the ones she’s made herself.

Watching it transform from sticky glue, to a thicker mixture, to something she can pick up and knead is a big part of the fun and this kid safe recipe makes it easy for me to say “yes, go ahead and make some”.

Of course with children and any experiments you should always be present just in case, please see my safety disclaimer before starting.  Let us know what you think! 😉

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How to make slime with baking soda

Slime ingredients are pretty simple

  1. 1/2 c. Elmers glue clear glue (or glitter glue is fun, either bottle of glue will work)
  2. 1/2 c. warm water
  3. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  4. Contact lens solution – 4 tbsp. or so, amt. depends on the consistency you want
    1. called saline solution or contact lense cleaner too
  5. Beads, floam and sequins – this variety pack is perfect for making tons of different clear slime recipes
  6. Food coloring can be used but the point is to be clear

Our kids loved to play with this slime. Below is a video to watch how where my daughter shows you how she made this with baking soda and contact solution. If you’re missing the main ingredients, this is how to make slime without glue too.

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How to Make Baking Soda Slime

Here are quick step by step directions for you!

  • Empty your clear glue into a bowl. Heat up water in the microwave, so it is warm. Add baking soda to your warm water, stir.
  • Mix your baking soda solution in with your glue. Stir well until combined. Add 1 tbsp. of contact solution (or just squeeze a little) at a time and stir until it reaches the desired consistency.

Add more contact lens solution if you want a stiffer texture. (a little goes a long way) Add beads or glitter if desired, knead into clear slime. Enjoy this activity for kids with no liquid starch needed. Rub a bit of baby oil into a plastic airtight container to store and keep moist.

Can you make slime with just baking soda and glue?

You need a bit of contact lens solution too to stiffen it up too so not quite, but close. If you just added these two the consistency wouldn’t be right. You need something to make it stiffen up so it can be kneaded and not stick to your hands.

What is the easiest recipe showing how to make slime?

Watch our video below to see how to combine glute, water, baking soda and contact lens solution. Once the texture is right you can then add foam beads or buttons into the mix to make it more fun with “treasures” inside kids can find. Our mixture is safe for kids to make too!

If you choose to add beads or floam bits it can have a crunchy new texture which is always fun. A new add in means a new batch and more experimentation for your kids. Making it is the best part.

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Baking Soda Slime

Baking soda slime is easy and safe to make with glue and this baking ingredient plus contact lens solution. No borax slime recipe that is fun and clear if you want.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 batches
Author The Typical Mom



  • 1/2 c glue
  • 1/2 c water warm
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 4 tbsp contact lens solution or more if it needs to be stiffer at the end


  • In a cup mix warm water and baking soda until dissolved. Pour glue into a bowl and mix in baking soda water together. Squirt in contact lens solution and mix again.
  • Knead with hands to incorporte well. If it is too sticky add 1 tsp of contact lens solution at a time, knead again and see if it is better until it is just right. Store in a baggie or airtight container to stay moist.


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Baking soda slime

Throwing a slime birthday party is a blast no matter how old they are.

When making this easy recipe you have to accept the fact that there will be messes made…and that is okay!

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Seriously….my kids actually fight over who gets to mop! 😉 We have several different types of flooring in our house, but in the kitchen is tile. O-Cedar’s EasyWringTM Spin Mop & Bucket System works on all flooring, even hardwood!

It also eliminates the need to bend down to wring water out of it  with it’s hands-free wringer (which helps me and my back), and requires little effort to use…perfect for all of us. 

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Each week it needs to be done just to keep the house clean, but when extra messes arise the mop is easy accessible for them to use. Find FUN ways for wringing in spring cleaning for them!

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Thursday 21st of January 2021

Contact lens solution contains recipes with contact lens solution are not borax free


Friday 4th of December 2020

Maybe! Maybe Not! But i was telling you i think your slime is Perfect. But when i tried one of my one it looked like the same.


Friday 4th of December 2020

I made a perfect fluffy slime -3 cups of corn starch -1 tablespoon of water -2 tablespoons of clear glue -mix! -5 cups of glue -1 tablespoon of water -mix! your fluffy slime is done!

Palak Patel

Saturday 2nd of November 2019

try to make it but did not work as expected i have been using soda by carb .. is that different from baking soda?

Camille Bates

Friday 11th of October 2019

This recipe makes me your fan. I never find this kind of easy recipe for making baking soda lime anywhere. I am really thankful to you.

Camille Bates

Wednesday 2nd of October 2019

This recipe makes me your fan. I never find this kind of easy recipe for making baking soda lime anywhere. I am really thankful to you.

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