Best Way To Make Slime

homemade slime

Look no further than right here if you’re looking for the best way to make slime. We have an easy way to make any kind of slime you’re looking for. Whether you’re looking for fluffy, gooey, glittery, edible, soft, fluffy, etc. we have it here for you. Using contact solution, glue, soap or laundry detergent. There are many slime recipes to choose from!

My little ones have you might say become somewhat of what you would call slime connoisseurs. They know their slime and that, of course, comes from hours upon hours of playing with it and also creating it by every method imaginable. They can make every color imaginable and of course every consistency. 

That being said, the average person might wonder what is the way to make slime? That is the question to be for sure! Last year marked the beginning of the slime craze and this is where my kids took theirs already in place love for slime to new heights. My youngest has and still is somewhat obsessed with the slimy sticky stuff and makes different recipes depending on what day of the week it is or which way the wind is blowing if you catch my drift. The mood at this age (11 years old) is where it’s at. I think whatever it is his older sisters have (late tweens/early teenage-itis) is catching. Depending on his mood and the availability of wherever he finds a spare moment he is always experimenting to see if he can make a new and exciting version of one of his cool recipes that he’s already established. 

This is how to make slime with glue. This is an easy recipe using just a few ingredients, and you can make it any color you want. This is the best way to make slime that is very pliable and that is the base to most other of the slime recipes too. 

***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.

Here’s that recipe and more attached:

Slime With Glue

  1. Glue – if they do a lot of experimenting just buy a gallon of white or clear comes out a bit different but cool, just more expensive (see below pic.)
  2. Contact lens cleaning solution
  3. Foaming hand soap (We tried this soap for the price and ended up loving the scent- it turned our slime (with sequins)  into our favorite one which we  named Pretty Peachy
  4. Liquid starch – this is what we use
  5. Laundry detergent – Tide is the best for our 2 ingredient laundry detergent slime recipe below
  6. Food coloring – totally optional, I prefer she doesn’t use it to keep it off my carpet and furniture
  7. Shaving cream
  8. Small items – beads, sequins, glitter, mini google eyes, fake snow, small rubber toys, etc… can be added for texture and look
  9. Borax – you need to be VERY careful and only adults should handle this if used when making slime

******If you want to make slime with glue and glitter then just add the desired amount of glitter to the mixture.******

How to Make Slime without Borax:

  • 6 teaspoons of Metamucil
  • 3 cups water
  • 6 drops of food coloring (optional)

Dissolve the Metamucil completely in the water by stirring it. My kids absolutely love to shake shake shake the Metamucil dumped into a jar with a tight-fitting lid until it’s dissolved!

Heat the mixture on the stove over medium-high heat for about 3-5 minutes.  Let it cool and then start playing!

Homemade Glow In The Dark Slime Recipe

-makes about 2 cups

2 Elmer’s white glue bottles (4oz)
3-4 tablespoons glow in the dark paint
Neon food coloring
1 teaspoon borax
1/2 cup warm water

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Kool-aid Slime Recipe (affiliate links provided)
  • 1 cup of water
  • Optional: Kool-aid packets for scent/color or food dye for richer color
  • Make sure that the Metamucil you are using contains psyllium. You can also use a generic fiber brand as long as it has psyllium.
  • In a LARGE microwaveable bowl combine 1 tablespoon of Metamucil or similar with 1 cup of water and stir well.  You can also add a few drops of food coloring for rich coloring or a half packet of Kool-aid for scent/color if desired.  
  • Stir the ingredients until everything is dissolved
  • Then place the bowl in the microwave and heat on high until you start to see bubbles (roughly 2 minutes) . Continue to microwave the bubbling slime for one minute.  Then stop the microwave & stir.
  • Once stirred microwave again for two more minutes. 
  • Remove the bowl from the microwave and allow it to cool.  At this point, the slime will still be liquid, but it will thicken as it cools.  Once it is completely cool it will be ready for the kids to play with it!
    • Be sure to check that the center of the slime is cool before giving it to kids.
    • Repeat the above instructions for each color & scent of slime you wish to make.  You can easily double and triple the ingredients for each slime variety, but be sure to use a LARGE bowl and keep your eye on the microwave. 
    • We made several batches of slime, and each color turned out slightly different.  This may be because the kids were helping mix the ingredients.  Some of the colors were super slimy and others were REALLY stretchy.  ALL of them were tons of fun!
    Once all the slime varieties were cool I gave it to the kids to play & explore

    They began by exploring each slime color individually.  Each color having a slightly different texture was really cool and definitely fascinating to all that were there, but soon enough all of them were mixed and blended which was really quite colorful and to some even quite pretty!

    You can really see the unique texture of the slime when you stretch it and roll it in your hands, which was what really made this slime tons of FUN!  Adding a touch of Kool-aid powder also made the slime smell AMAZING!  I also love that this slime is 100% taste-safe and borax free.
    The girls played and played- stretching, pulling, mixing colors, and laughing so hard while my son was the mad scientist creating the end product.

    Note:  While this slime is edible it is not meant for all-out consumption.  A taste or two is totally fine, but you would not want your kids to eat a lot.  Honestly, they really don’t want to; one tiny taste was enough for my bunch to stick out their tongue and pretend to gag! ******Metamucil can be found in a variety of pharmacy aisles or online here.  One container of Metamucil will allow you to make SEVERAL batches of slime over time.  For rich coloring add a few drops of food coloring or use Kool-aid.******   We stored our slime in airtight containers in the fridge.  This is our first time making it, but I imagine it won’t last for very long.   We added half a packet of Kool-aid to our recipe, and that gave us amazing scented slime.

******You can make slime with just about any candy or edible treat you can think of such as Gummy Bears, Laffy Taffy, Skittles, Starburst, and so many more… My only concerns would be that you refrigerate your slime and have it out to play with it for only a couple of hours at a time and that you only taste or sample small amounts not consume it.****** Also Boo Boo, our German Shepherd Mix puppy was doing her very best to try some so I would say it is probably not for pets!

What is your best slime recipe? What kinds of things do you add to your slime recipe to make it more fun? I’d love to hear from you!

Kelli M. Riebesehl Mommy Blogger
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Kelli M. Riebesehl | Mommy Blogger


Kelli M. Riebesehl | Mommy Blogger