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Basic Slime Ingredients

These are the basic kid safe slime ingredients you’ll need to make a variety of slimes. Try this borax free winter glitter slime this year for lots of fun!

Winter Glitter Slime

Yes my kids are obsessed too! Well at least my youngest who makes a different type of slime every day it seems like. We are adding these slime ingredients information and winter glitter slime recipe to our long list of the best way to make slime post which has a lot of ideas as well but starting with the basics is a must.

  • The top three slime ingredients products are what you need to start making borax free slime.

Of course with any homemade slime experimentation (and kids being involved) they will be parental supervision so please read our safety disclosure before starting any slime recipes on The Typical Mom…..but these items create borax free slimes so it is as “safe” as you can get.

slime ingredients

The basic kid safe slime ingredients are as follows, then you can add in fun things like beads or confetti like we did here:

I buy everything online because it’s easier and most of the time they are cheaper or the same price so it’s less work for me and usually cost effective.

  1. Glue – white or clear or colored / glitter glue like we used
    1. Elmer’s glue does tend to work the best
  2. Baking soda – this one has a lid and SO much better than the boxes
  3. Saline solution
    1. otherwise known as contact lens solution
  4. Shaving cream
  5. If you want to make glow in the dark slime you’d need glow in the dark paint
  6. You may add food coloring too but if you have glitter glue it is already colored

If you want everything to just come together and you just want to do one batch and be done then this glitter slime kit is the answer.

  1. Add ins
    1. Glitter
    2. Confetti – we used snowflake confetti
    3. Beads – like we did with this easy baking soda slime
    4. Floam – we opened an airplane neck pillow we had and used those once
Winter Glitter Slime 2

Using your slime ingredients I shared above, this is the recipe for an easy winter glitter slime our kids loved :

  • In a bowl combine these together
    • 6 oz. blue glitter glue (or any other color)
      • a bit more than 1/2 cup of school glue
      • Elmers glue does tend to work better than store brands
    • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • Stir in approximately this much glitter and snowflake confetti
    • 2 tbsp. gold glitter
    • 1 small bag of snowflake confetti
  • Add 1 tbsp. saline solution
  • Mix until the mixture becomes solid (using your hands works best)
  • May add a bit more solution to make it more solid but use sparingly or it will become stiff
  • Enjoy!
Winter Glitter Slime 3

If you’re looking for other fun, safe slime recipes that are free from using borax powder or liquid starch, here are a few we’ve made:

  1. Christmas slime
  2. Edible slime
  3. Slime made with shaving cream 
  4. Fluffy slime

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Lauren

Wednesday 19th of September 2018

In the ingredients list it says shaving cream but I don't see where it's used in the recipe. What am I missing? Thanks!

The Typical Mom

Saturday 22nd of September 2018

Oh that is just a list of all the ingredients you'd need to make a variety of slime recipes. This specific recipe doesn't need the shaving cream. ;)

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