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Easy slime recipe

Making slime with kids of any age is a fun adventure, however with preschoolers, slime is fun and full of wonder. They enjoy mixing and watching ingredients dissolve and then are amazed at the transformation of liquid to sold. We played with different variations of the slime recipe and found both to be easy enough for little hands. The best part about making slime, it’s science preschoolers will love. You can color your slime whatever color you’d like. We ended up making 4 different batches, experimenting with various additives and quantities, so in the end, our mixed slime looked pretty gross!

Fun making slime recipe

Fun making slime recipe

How make slime – glue and borax recipe


  • 1/2 cup School glue
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tsp borax
  • 1 cup water
Borax slime recipe

Borax slime recipe


  1. Mix 1/2 glue (about one bottle school glue) with 1/2 cup water. Mix well.
  2. Dissolve 1 tsp borax in 1 cup water. Slowly stir borax solution into glue solution. The more borax solution you add, the stiffer the slime will become.

How to make slime – glue and Tide laundry detergent recipe


  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 school glue
  • 1/4 cup liquid Tide laundry detergent


  • Combine water and school glue, mix well. Slowly stir in Tide until slime forms
having fun with slime recipe

having fun with slime recipe

Making slime tips

  • Always add the borax or laundry detergent to the glue solution to allow for more control over the consistency of the slime.
  • If you’d like to add color or extras to your slime such as fragrance or glow liquids, make sure to add these extras to the glue solution before adding the laundry detergent.
  • These ingredients are non-toxic, however should not be eaten and should be handled with adult supervision and all utensils washed thoroughly.
adding glitter to slime recipe

adding glitter to slime recipe

adding color to slime recipe

adding color to slime recipe

More slime recipes

Making slime can be another fun way to explore colors and textures. Try mixing in different colors. What about combining different batches of slime. What happens when you add different extras to your slime mixture? What fun Slime recipe can you make?

2 Responses to “Easy slime recipe”

  1. noah gearhart says:

    i dont like it cuz i dont have borax and i cant make it. is there another way i can make it without borax and cornstartch?

  2. Jen Goode says:

    Noah, You can make slime using standard school glue and Tide liquid detergent. I haven’t tried using any other liquid clothing soap, but you could try it and see if it works.

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