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Easy Slime Recipe with Contact Solution (No borax!)

Homemade slime is a great activity to get kids to use their imaginations! This recipe is great for homeschooling, rainy days, or quiet sensory learning. Easy and made without liquid cornstarch or borax!

Rainbow Slime in a swirl

Slime has taken on a life of its own! There are so many different kinds of creations out there, like Unicorn Slime, Fluffy Slime, Ocean Slime. The sky’s the limit!

Making Slime without Borax

This basic slime recipe was adapted from The Best Ideas for Kids and makes multiple colors that can be combined to make an epic neon rainbow of slime!

Tip: Change up this basic slime recipe by using different colors, glitter, sparkles, small toys… whatever you would like to use! You can even make slime tailored to an upcoming holiday, like halloween slime!

The great thing about this recipe: it’s made without borax or liquid cornstarch!

Instead of Borax, this slime recipe uses contact solution. Most contact solutions contain Boric Acid, needed for transforming your glue into slime and much safer to use than Borax.

The contact solution works as an activator to bind the slime. Little Bins for Little Hands has a lot of information (and more slime recipes!) about different activators.

Ingredients for Basic Slime

This recipe makes four colors of basic slime. For more or less colors, add or subtract the ingredients accordingly.

Here's what you'll need:

  • 4 Bottles of White Elmer’s Glue (6 oz)
  • Baking Soda
  • Contact Lens Solution
  • Your choice of food coloring - For this batch, we used red, orange, green and yellow.
  • Optional – glitter, sparkles, confetti shapes, etc.
Pouring rainbow slime

How to make homemade rainbow slime

  1. Pour the entire 6 ounces of Elmer’s Glue into a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add food coloring to bowl of glue and mix until it reaches the desired color.
  3. Add ½ teaspoon of baking soda and mix in thoroughly. For stretchier slime, add 2 tablespoons or more of water (up to ¼ cup).
  4. Slowly add in your contact lens solution (reminder: your contact lens solution should contain boric acid or your slime will not form). Add a few teaspoons at a time, while mixing.
  5. Continue mixing until your slime forms and begins to harden.
  6. Remove slime from the bowl and knead on a clean, flat surface. Continue kneading until it reaches the desirable consistency. If you find it to still be too sticky, add a little bit of lotion or baby oil to your hands.
  7. For each of the remaining colors, repeat steps above.
  8. Once all four colors are created, lay all colors side by side and swirl to make your neon rainbow slime swirl. If you knead too much, the colors will eventually mix and become one color.

Add in sparkles, different glitter and even small toys!

Yield: 1

Easy Slime Recipe with Contact Solutions (without Borax!)

Rainbow Slime in a swirl

Homemade slime is a great activity to get kids to use their imaginations! This recipe is great for homeschooling, rainy days, or quiet sensory learning. Easy and made without liquid cornstarch or borax!

Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 Bottles of White Elmer’s Glue, 6 oz
  • Baking Soda
  • Contact Lens Solution
  • Your choice of food coloring – For this batch, we used red, orange, green and yellow.
  • Optional – glitter, sparkles, confetti shapes, etc.

Instructions

  1. Pour the entire 6 ounces of Elmer’s Glue into a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add food coloring to bowl of glue and mix until it reaches the desired color.
  3. Add ½ teaspoon of baking soda and mix in thoroughly. For stretchier slime, add 2 tablespoons or more of water (up to ¼ cup).
  4. Slowly add in your contact lens solution (reminder: your contact lens solution should contain boric acid or your slime will not form). Add a few teaspoons at a time, while mixing.
  5. Continue mixing until your slime forms and begins to harden.
  6. Remove slime from the bowl and knead on a clean, flat surface. Continue kneading until it reaches the desirable consistency. If you find it to still be too sticky, add a little bit of lotion or baby oil to your hands.
  7. For each of the remaining colors, repeat steps above.
  8. Once all four colors are created, lay all colors side by side and swirl to make your neon rainbow slime swirl. If you knead too much, the colors will eventually mix and become one color.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1 grams

Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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