How to Make Safe Slime with No Borax

| December 12, 2018

What is Borax, Why It's Used to Make Slime, and Why It Might Not be Safe for Kids

 

 

Traditional slime recipes call for Borax to help create that stretchy, slimey texture, but some parents are hesitant to use it with some reports that it may not be safe for kids to handle. If you’d rather avoid Borax in your kids’ slime, these Borax-free slime recipes give you all of the fun without any of the worry.

How to Make Watermelon Slime Recipe with No Borax {Step by step Instructions}

DIY Watermelon Slime Recipe Idea by Mariah Leeson

DIY Watermelon Slime Recipe Idea by Mariah Leeson

This DIY watermelon slime recipe uses painted specially designed “slime balls” to look like watermelon seeds in this red slime made with clear glue, watermelon jello and contact solution. Store it in a jar painted like a watermelon rind and this sweet smelling slime will be a real treat to keep or to give to friends.

DIY Homemade Playdough Recipe with no Borax {Step by step Instructions}

 

Easy tutorial for Homemade Play dough Party Favors by Michelle Stewart

Easy tutorial for Homemade Play dough Party Favors by Michelle Stewart

Cornstarch, laundry detergent and glue are needed to make this homemade play dough. Add just two drops of food coloring in any color for this fun, homemade play dough party favor.

How to Make Butter Slime Recipe with Clay and No Borax {Step by step Instructions}

DIY Butter Slime Recipe with No Borax by Tammy Mitchell

DIY Butter Slime Recipe with No Borax by Tammy Mitchell

This slime recipe is Borax-free, but also free of food coloring, which is perfect if you’re nervous about giving your children free reign with food coloring. Instead, it uses craft clay, which gives you a vibrant color without the mess.

DIY Slime Kit Gift Idea with no Borax {Step by step Instructions}

DIY Slime Kit Gift Idea with no Borax by Mandy Beyeler

DIY Slime Kit Gift Idea with no Borax by Mandy Beyeler

This slime gift kit is awesome if you want to give parents a gift that will keep kids busy throughout the day. It’s perfect for school breaks or summer vacations and is easy to pull together for gift giving.

DIY Slime kit with Free Printable Tag and No Borax {Step by step Instructions}

DIY Slime kit with Free Printable Tag and No Borax by Randi Dukes

DIY Slime kit with Free Printable Tag and No Borax by Randi Dukes

All slime. All the time. This DIY slime kit is ready for gifting with a free printable tag. Fill a container with slime ingredients, add the tag and you’re done.

How to Make Easter Bunny Slime Recipe with No Borax {Step by step Instructions}

DIY Easter Bunny Slime Recipe with No Borax by Randi Dukes

DIY Easter Bunny Slime Recipe with No Borax by Randi Dukes

A pair of ears, a cute heart shaped nose and a sweet cotton ball tail are all attached to a simple clear container for Easter bunny slime that’s as cute as it is fun to make.

DIY Santa Slime Christmas Tree Ornament & Snowglobe {Step by step Instructions}

DIY Santa Slime Christmas Tree Ornament Instructions by Mandy Beyeler

DIY Santa Slime Christmas Tree Ornament Instructions by Mandy Beyeler

Fill an empty clear ornament with red slime and add a vinyl belt and belt buckle for a Santa themed slime ornament.

 

How to make a Slime Snowglobe by Mandy Beyeler

How to make a Slime Snowglobe by Mandy Beyeler

An upside down round container is the perfect DIY slime snow globe! Fill it with clear or sparkly silver slime and don’t forget to add a trinket inside for that snow globe look!

How to Make Glitter Pumpkin Slime with no Borax {Step by step Instructions}

DIY Glitter Pumpkin Slime with no Borax Idea by Mandy Beyeler

DIY Glitter Pumpkin Slime with no Borax Idea by Mandy Beyeler

This orange glitter slime is perfect for Halloween! Add a jack-o-lantern sticker to the container for a trick or treat giveaway that kids will love.

DIY Monster Slime with no Borax + Free Printable Labels {Step by step Instructions}

How To Make Monster Slime with no borax + free printable labels by Kim Byers

How To Make Monster Slime with no borax + free printable labels by Kim Byers

Googly eyes added to a green translucent slime instantly creates a monster slime. Add this free printable to the container for a perfect party favor.

DIY Slime Frosty Snowman with no Borax {Step by step Instructions}

DIY Slime Snowman with no Borax Recipe Instructions by Kim Byers

DIY Slime Snowman with no Borax Recipe Instructions by Kim Byers

This frosty, glittery slime is perfect for Christmas break! Use the free printables for a snowman container that’s fun to decorate.

These Borax free slime recipes are ideal ways to keep kids busy. Whether you’re looking for a fun party activity or want to keep your own children occupied at home, check them out today.

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